(Started 6/16/16 – Ended 6/25/16)
Voyager is the third book in the 8 book Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I discovered this series at the beginning of the year, no knowing that it was already a Starz TV drama. I fell in love with it right off the bat.
After the Battle of Culloden, Claire leaves Jamie through the Craigh na dun stones from which she came. Twenty year later, she returns through those same stones in the hope of finding her love, Jamie Fraser, and rekindling the passion and life they shared.
I was hoping, when Claire found Jamie, that they would have some time to reacquaint themselves and start a life together. As soon as she found him, the adventure started, and my hopes and dreams were dashed by the crazy set of circumstances that thrust me through the book.
There is so much that happens throughout this 870 page story that it’s impossible for me to go through each and every circumstance for you. Claire and Jamie set out traveling to find Young Ian, Jamie’s nephew, via ship that is bound for Jamaica. Jamie is an outlaw and thus is constantly on the verge of being discovered and arrested.
Throughout the entire book I kept thinking that no other set of characters could survive what Jamie and Claire survived. No other set of characters would have the deep character development to spend months on the ocean, survive multiple wounds and the threat of plague, or the jungles of Hispanola and the island of Jamaica set in the year 1765.
Diana Gabaldon weaves such an epic tale of adventure that it’s quite unbelievable that any person could go through such circumstances and not end up dead. How can she continue with 5 more books?? I can’t wait to jump into Drums of Autumn and see what else she can do to Claire and Jamie, and how she will set about getting them out of their troubles.
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