Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2) by Diana Gabaldon

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

 With her now-classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon introduced two unforgettable characters—Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a story of adventure and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place in this vivid, powerful follow-up to Outlander.  DRAGONFLY IN AMBER  For nearly twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughte...


Details Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

TitleDragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)
ISBN9780385335973
Author
Release DateAug 7th, 2001
PublisherBantam
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Time Travel
Rating

Reviews Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

  • Sasha Alsberg
    2015-03-03
    I AM DONE! WOW. Just wow. That ending. woah. Within 40 pages I ugly cried, my heart exploded in feels, confusion happened, hope, and now I'm mind blown by the ending. WOW. Diana, you've done it again! Took me awhile to get into DiA but once i got past the 300 page mark it got so good and kept on getting better. 5/5 stars!
  • Kate
    2008-01-23
    Gabaldon's sex-ridden, hugely researched, academically adventurous, time travel/sci-fi meets historical romance novels qualify as trash novels for lit nerds -- they're absolutely a guilty pleasure. From clan warfare to herbal medicine to genealogy to British history to WWII, the books are packed with information (what little Gaelic I know started with these books). Bonus: the heroine gets to have many, many rolls in the hay with a handsome hard-b...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin
    2017-04-28
    This book broke my heart. I knew what was going to happen because I watched Season Two before reading the book but it doesn't matter. I have been crying forever now, like my heart is going to break into a million pieces! *******Let me stop right here. There are going to be some spoilers. There are going to be some thoughts about things in the next book. And who knows what else, so if you haven't read these books you should probably stop here. If ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    2016-10-07
    *4.5 STARS* I've never cried so hard in my life over fictional characters before
  • Stephanie
    2010-01-12
    *This review will be a little spoily, read it at your own risk*“Ok, so I set the date on 2012….and set it for Kansas City Kansas…..Kemper’s deck. I think all I have to do is reverse the directions on Google maps on the laptop. Uh…..turn the key. Yay, it works.” “Or I thought so, Toto I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore (had to do it!).”“Hello Stephanie. Toto……I love the Wizard of Oz.” “Aaaaack! Claire Beachum Rande...
  • Emily May
    2011-03-28
    My feelings toward Diana Gabaldon are very love/hate. She is, on the one hand, one of the greatest writers I have ever come across. I want to shake her hand for being so carefully detailed and doing what must have been an unbelievable amount of research to put together her 7 (currently) gigantic novels of this series. I love her characters, how the events are all interwoven with true historical happenings... she is just generally a literary geniu...
  • Karen
    2013-08-19
    SWEET BLEEDING JESUS!!! I KNEW IT!!!!!!! DAMNED BLOODY FUCKING CLIFFHANGERS!!!!! Sensational story!!!! 5 STARS ★★★★★ [image error] ”We are bound, you and I, and nothing on this earth shall part me from you.” What can I say? I am completely BLOWN AWAY by this series!!!! An amazing sequel to Outlander, this book brings Claire and Jamie through a tumultuous quest to try and change history in order to save Scotland from a pointless but...
  • Carla
    2008-02-04
    Having enjoyed the first volume of this series, I was expecting something good of this one, so I'm a bit sad it didn't match my expectations.First, because in the first and final parts, the point of view jumps around from first person (Claire) to third person, due to the fact that we follow another character and Claire isn't always there. The problem is that this character does almost nothing but notice how Claire is so beautiful and wonderful......
  • Shannon (Giraffe Days)
    2007-10-23
    This is the sequel to Outlander, and begins in 1968, twenty-one years after we left Claire and Jaime recovering in the French Abbey, pondering their decision to try and stop Bonnie Prince Charlie from starting a war which they know will decimate the Highland Clans.At first, this is such a jolt you think you've picked up the wrong book. Feverishly checking online, you are reassured that this is in fact the sequel. Going back to the book, it all be...
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    2015-02-27
    *Heavy sigh.*[Theme spoilers, but no plot spoilers. Read at your own risk.]I don't even know where to start because properly reviewing this would involve so much quoting and backing up and I don't have the energy for that after 700+ pages. The short of it is that the romantic hero character perpetuates rape culture by using the words 'rape' and 'sex' synonymously, blaming sexual assault on what the woman is wearing, and claiming that once men get...
  • Julianna
    2008-04-23
    Reviewed for THC ReviewsDragonfly in Amber is no ordinary romance novel. In fact, in spite of its romance and paranormal elements, it is far more of a historical novel than anything else in my opinion. This book basks the reader in lush descriptions of 18th century European history, from the political intrigue in the courts of King Louis XV of France, to the everyday life of a merchant, to the inner workings of hospitals of that time. Then it swe...
  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2011-12-18
    OK, so admittedly, it took me a really long time to finish this book, and yes, I have some problems with it. While it started off great (mostly, I think, due to the fact that I was still coming down off the high caused by the first book), the story quickly devolved into a mess of boring details and gut-wrenching melodrama. I first became stuck somewhere around 70%, I believe. The story was just dragging. I managed, with far more time than is usua...
  • Mo
    2014-06-21
    For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones ... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time ... and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security...
  • Angela
    2016-03-30
    Tears. Read this review and others over on my blogBetween the sheets & covers blog Between the sheets & covers blog Between the sheets & covers blog
  • Polly
    2015-12-16
    This book completely blew my mind. I am in awe by Diana Gabaldon's ability to write something so beautiful and descriptive, so exciting and so heartbreaking. Yes it took me about a month overall to read because there are parts which can be slow and dense, but I appreciate so much being able to really take my time with a story and become so invested in the history, the plot and the characters.And these characters!!!! They have totally taken a hold...
  • Lisbeth Solberg
    2008-02-20
    "Ugh, what a dreadful cover. I'm supposed to have this read by Sunday afternoon."Okay, Wendy's book group will meet tomorrow to discuss book three in the Outlander series, but I just finished this second one, and man, it was a long haul, and I don't just mean the length.What didn't work for me: the self-satisfied tone of the author's voice behind her main character, repetitive phrases (mouths always "twitching" rather than almost smiling), excess...
  • Lucia
    2014-06-13
    UPDATE:This book was even better second time around! Probably because I knew what to expect so I didn’t feel like I would die of anxiety attack every other chapter and could properly enjoy/feel all the tiny details/emotions of this story.REVIEW: “I’m honest enough to say that I dinna care what the right and wrong of it may be, so long as you are here wi’ me, Claire,” he said softly. “If it was a sin for you to choose me…then I would...
  • Inés Izal
    2013-11-22
    Resumen de lo que este libro ha hecho con mi vida:¡CÓMO HE LLORADO COÑO!
  • Duchess Nicole
    2011-03-19
    "For I had come back, and I dreamed once more, in the cool air of the Highlands. And the choice of my dream still echoed through ears and heart, repeated with the sound of Brianna's sleeping breath." For those of you who haven't read Outlander, I'd think any reviews for books further in the series would be spoiler-ish...mine included. I'm sitting here dumbfounded, having just finished Dragonfly in Amber. I'm thinking about what to say in a review...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2015-11-14
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.I feel like I should warn you before you read too much of this review that there will be gushing. Major gushing. You see, I am in love with Jamie Frasier. I can't help it. It just happened and I am powerless to stop it. I had to admit to my husband that I was in love with a fictional character. He just shrugged his shoulders and looked at me like I was crazy. Oh well.This is a story that is re...
  • Tatiana
    2009-08-02
    "Drangonfly in Amber" starts with Claire coming back to 70s Scotland after the death of her husband Frank. You don't have to be a genius to realize right away that something had gone really wrong between Claire and Jamie in the 18th century. So I started the book a little sad knowing that I was surely headed for a heartbreak.The book however soon goes back to Jamie and Claire through Claire's memories. We meet them where the 1st book left off - o...
  • Nenia *The Flagrant Liberal* Campbell
    2017-10-06
    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest🎃 Read for the Unapologetic Romance Readers Halloween 2017 Reading Challenge for the category of: a romance with a Celtic theme 🎃I recently reread and reviewed OUTLANDER, to see if it would hold up to my initial reading. To my pleasant surprise, it did. I enjoyed the book so much that I immediately launched into the sequel, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER. The book starts out in the present day fo...
  • Iris
    2017-05-28
    5 Out of 5 StarsThis book stole my heart, I want to establish once more that Diana Gabaldon is an amazing writer. She gets me so invested and she plays with my emotions. Her plottwists are amazing and they keep surprising me. The beginning was quite weird, since it starts of at a very weird point. So I had to check if I was really reading the second book. It does give a different dimension to the story and you want to find out what happend. She k...
  • Holly
    2008-09-15
    God help me. I must hate myself.******Just got to the part with the horse breeding. Holy crap it *is* Clan of the Cavebear (or rather, Valley of Horses) only with Scotsmen not cavemen.****Also, rather than spankings, there are repeated requests from Jamie to Claire that she kill him. Not sure if this is any better.****Okay. Done. On to the next one. Bizarrely addictive. Now with 1/3 less spankings!
  • Beatriz
    2015-09-02
    Después de haber sufrido y triunfado con la historia de Jamie y Claire en Forastera y de concluir la novela con un final bastante esperanzador para ellos, no quería seguir la saga porque sabía que tendrían que enfrentar situaciones probablemente más angustiosas que en el primer libro. Pero, simplemente no me he aguantado, a pesar de haber leído muchos comentarios de que esta entrega era más floja que la anterior. Primero debo decir que est...
  • thegirlwhoreadssbooks
    2016-03-19
    "Crying" is the best verb to describe how I am right now!! :(Such a good book. And in two weeks, from now, there will be the second season of Outlander!! I'm so excited, and at the same time.. I'm not ready for what is coming.. My heart is broken, by happiness and by sadness. It's all I can say.
  • Dee☾
    2015-11-25
    After the heart-wrenching, initial shock of the absence of Jamie, I was able to finally get into it. This book starts off with a bang. It is set 20 years after the events of Outlander and I was completely confused. Probably because I was solely focused on where Jamie was and what happened to him, I didn’t care for much else until I knew what happened to him (sorry, I am a girl in love with this Scot ❤ ) I won’t get into too much detail beca...
  • Beatriz
    2014-12-23
    https://beahreads.blogspot.com"Os homens dos clãs escoceses lutavam de acordo com suas antigas tradições. Desdenhando a estratégia, a tática e a sutileza, seu método de ataque era simplesmente a própria simplicidade. Detectando o inimigo dentro de seu alcance, deixavam cair os xales, sacavam a espada e avançavam para cima do inimigo, berrando a plenos pulmões. A gritaria gaélica sendo como é, este método em geral era bem-sucedido. Mui...