A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6) by Diana Gabaldon

A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)

A Breath of Snow and Ashes continues the extraordinary story of 18th-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his 20th-century wife, Claire.The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safegua...


Details A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)

TitleA Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)
ISBN9780385340397
Author
Release DateAug 29th, 2006
PublisherDelta
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel
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Reviews A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander, #6)

  • Stephanie *Extremely Stable Genius*
    2010-01-12
    *Poke* *Poke* *Poke*"AAAAHHHHHH!! What the?.....who the?....where the?""When the?""Stephanie wake up! It's Claire Fraser. What are you doing here? And should you be driving that contraption? You smell like a brewery!!""Oh Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ!....whaa....I'm not *hicup* a-saxtly sure how I ended up here. Oh look..hee...hee... I'm sitting on the time mower.....Kemper ish going to be sooo pissed at me, but what else is new?....haaaaaaaa!" *slo...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2017-05-29
    I got through another door stopper =) But this one made me freaking cry in the end. Just nooooooooo. I will talk about that later. I still love it though! I guess I'm going to add some *SPOILERS*So this review is in no particular order. As I have said before I'm listening to them on audio and marking my place in the book and they are all starting to run together. And there are lots of things going on in the books and I love most all of it. Not th...
  • Trudi
    2008-08-12
    The paperback edition of what is the sixth book in the Outlander series is over 1500 pages long and sorry to say, I did not hang on every word. Who could? There's so damn many of them! Talk about bloated. Diana Gabaldon's editor must love her a lot, or is just too nice for the business. "Kill your darlings" -- remember that timeless piece of advice from Mark Twain? I love Jamie and Claire (not so much Roger and Brianna) and have been hooked since...
  • Karen
    2012-10-22
    5 STARS!!!!!!!!! JESUS H. ROOSEVELT CHRIST!!!!!![image error] What can I say that hasn't already been said about Diana Gabaldon and her fabulous Outlander books!!! This is yet another. Claire and Jamie's story continues here in the wilderness and growing new world of North Carolina. So many mysteries brought to the foreground in this episode, and many more laid out. [image error] Jamie FraserThe American revolution is in full swing, and Jamie fin...
  • Jane
    2013-10-01
    Where I got the book: audiobook from Audible.I have spent the best part of a year listening to the Outlander series and honestly, by this point the books are just blending into one another. Most of the time the story isn't really a story so much as a container that holds a whole load of smaller stories, some resolved quickly, others left for later. If things slow down, one of the women gets kidnapped, raped or threatened with kidnap or rape, or a...
  • Tatiana
    2013-11-22
    Still hardly any plot, just people doing things, a few kidnappings, rapes and childbirths, a million of scenes of Clare healing someone. But at least Brianna wasn't lactating all book long this time.
  • Mo
    2014-06-26
    I feel I have already written a review, with all the updates I did!! Where to start? We know these books are long. It’s taking me, on average, three weeks to read them. So, you sort of have to be dedicated to the genre and writing style to appreciate them.Jamie and Claire are living in North Carolina. Their passion is still alive, their love is still true. I absolutely love this couple. Have loved watching them grow older together.“Ye’ve no...
  • Natalie
    2014-05-05
    Poor, poor Claire...Diana Gabaldon sent you to hell and back in this book didn’t she? (view spoiler)[She had to endure one kidnapping, one group rape, having her husband being accused of impregnating a young girl, said girl murdered, getting arrested, losing her daughter, again, and grandchildren, to another time.. (hide spoiler)]What’s her problem anyway? Is it too much to ask that she and Jamie will get one moment of peace. I would have tho...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    2012-10-11
    **4.5 stars**This book, this series, is a total love fest. You would have to love it to come this far in the series...and be dedicated to reading these long books. I'm always apprehensive to start one but when I do, I'm totally swept away and then I'm sooo sad when I'm finished!As with all books in this series, DG packs an enormous amount of "happenings" into them and I actually had to take notes. But I'm not sure that I can really talk about the...
  • Ashley
    2014-08-06
    This book covers the adventures of the extended Fraser-McKenzie clan through the years 1772-1776, and oh God, you feel every one of them.I picked up this book in late August 2015. I just finished it last week. For those of you as bad at math as I am, that is NINE MONTHS. I coulda grown a whole baby in the time it took me to read this book. If I was a cat, maybe dozens of babies. A rabbit . . . at least a hundred. (If I was an elephant I would sti...
  • Lucia
    2014-07-20
    “We’re here because I loved you, more than the life that was mine. Because I believed you loved me the same way.” DG played with my emotions masterfully. I loved it and I hated it. I laughed and I cried. It was perfection!To read my reviews of previous books, click on pic: . . . .
  • Alaina
    2018-07-16
    It has been forever since I dove into an outlander book and after diving into this one... I can gladly say that I actually enjoyed this one.A Breath of Snow and Ashes still has your favorite couple, Jamie and Claire. Or maybe your least favorite? Who knows! Now I know I've had my fair share of ups and downs with these books and this couple but once they got to North Carolina - I was in. Now this is about the american revolution and how it is in f...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2017-02-21
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.I almost feel like Claire and Jamie are family. We have been through a lot together over the years and it seems like things never really get any easier do they? This was my first time through this book and I went ahead and did the audio instead of reading the paper version. This was a really long audio. Too long if I am being honest. I love Jamie, Claire, Brianna, Roger, and the whole...
  • Ashley Daviau
    2018-06-23
    I think that this just may be my favourite book out if the series so far with the exception of book one. Something about it just drew me in and sunk it’s hooks into me and I found myself falling in love with these characters all over again. Because that’s really what this series is about, the characters. Sure the setting and the history is great but what really packs the punch is the characters and how much you become attached to them and to ...
  • Giss Golabetoon
    2019-07-07
    To be continued...
  • Korynn
    2007-09-01
    This book is only for people who enjoy the characters and the America they inhabit. It is a series of incidents following familiar themes of kidnapping and rescue, disaster and salvation, sickness and carefully recaptured health, accusation and jail. Secrets are discovered and shared, there's sex scenes and a rape scene as another Fraser family member takes their improbable turn again as victim (what are the chances that three members of a family...
  • Catherine
    2014-10-21
    Whew. That was more than a marathon. What the Olympic sport where they ski and shoot stuff? This book is like that but add in finding a needle in a haystack, cutting gum from your hair, trying to remove blood stains from every item of clothing you wear every day for 6 months, participating in a spelling bee in a language you don't speak, and running for president in a country on another planet. Whew. There is a lot going on here. SO MUCH GOING ON...
  • Holly
    2008-10-14
    So I slogged through all 6000 some-odd pages of this and I truly hate myself because I actually want to read the next one when (if?) it comes out. I think the next story she set up is more interesting.I guess I understand the appeal of these books. She tells a "ripping yarn" even though it takes her waaaaaaaaaaay too long to get there. Her characters are memorable. She has interesting details (albeit far too many of them.) Far from great writing,...
  • B the BookAddict
    2014-04-02
    The mind boggles at just how much history Gabaldon has written into this novel. While the Outlander series may seem to some as an over-written tome for Jamie Fraser hysterics, the dearth of American history enfolded is quite amazing. I have much admiration for the author. A hearty 4.5★
  • LJ
    2007-10-18
    Breath of Snow and Ashes - ExGabaldon, Diana - 6th in seriesThe year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that thre...
  • Michelle
    2007-10-11
    To quote a dear friend of mine, Diana is back on track with this one!The 6th in the Outlander series started off a bit slow for me, but I was able to get sucked in once again. There is lots of romance and lots of drama on Fraser's Ridge as Jamie, Claire, family, and friends prepare themselves for the upcoming Revolutionary War.And damn Diana for making me like Brianna after me being so annoyed with her in Fiery Cross. I am impressed when writers ...
  • Jen
    2007-12-23
    I clearly was not in top form when I read this book and that's probably the only reason I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5. I managed to ruin this book for myself so, while this review itself may not help, I hope it will assist in making sure no one else makes the same mistake I did: I absolutely LOVED "Outlander" (the first book in this series) ... Then I really messed up. I was so excited to have read the book that I looked around to see if ...
  • Shelli
    2009-10-31
    Wow....what a book! This was a long one to be sure. But, happily for me, back on par with Outlander and Voyager! After really loving the series through #3, the 4th and 5th books were somewhat disappointing for me. Both of them were way too long and I actually was bored in parts. The story left Scotland and Europe and came to the American colonies. The story started out ok but then got monotonous for me. I also didn't like what happened to some of...
  • Elaine
    2012-09-14
    Finally finished the sixth book in the Outlander series. It took me over a year to read not because it wasn't an enjoyable read, it was, but in typical Gabaldon style it was a saga of a book. One that I found I could leave and come back to. Which I did for a while until I got close to the end and then realised I just had to finish it. Now I'm feeling a little forlorn that I won't have this to keep me company but thankfully there are two more in t...
  • Sarah
    2016-05-26
    I'm happy to report that this book was much better than the previous one - scandals occurred! murders! pregnancies! a new time traveler! a revolution! and barely any lactation scenes! Still, in a book that's nearly 1,450 pages, there was just too much detail. I could have lived without knowing every one of Claire's medical treatments or several dozen descriptions of people's hair, but hey, that's just me.
  • Erica
    2012-12-14
    "But-oh God! Did she tell ye how it happened?" -Jamie Fraser"Yes. I'll tell you the gory details later." -Claire FraserThat little snippet of dialogue pretty much sums up this entire book. IT WAS FREAKING AWESOME! I admit that I really was starting to lose interest in this series after The Fiery Cross because it was just so boring, but this one really made up for it in SPADES. Oh, the drama! The scandal! The gossip! The sex scenes were better! Th...
  • Joana
    2014-06-13
    " Give anything enough time, and everything is taken care of: all pain encompassed, all hardships erased, all loss subsumed.Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Remember, man, that thou art dust; and unto dust thou shall return.And If Time is anything akin to God, I suppose that Memory must be the Devil" More than ever, that remote clipping from a newspaper still feels like a guillotine looming over their heads...it's the curse of having a bunch of time...
  • Tania
    2015-09-29
    If I could I would give this audio book 6 stars. I loved everything about it. As always the narrator, Davina Porter, is amazing - I still can't believe that one person can do so many voices and accents. This is my favorite book in the series so far. The writing felt more focused, and all the events felt connected, which is not the case in some of the other Outlander books. There were loads of twists and turns, and I was continually on the edge of...
  • Anne OK
    2016-11-17
    Diana Gabaldon's writing is amazing as she continues guiding me through this life journey with Claire and Jamie. No question that the drama never ceases and readers are now thrown into a full-blown American Revolution where we find Jamie once again facing danger. And the drama only intensifies as Claire also faces forces almost beyond her abilities to overcome and escape. As they grow older, this couple's love only deepens for one another. There ...