Monday, August 18, 2014

The Fiery Cross (Outlander #5)

The Fiery Cross (Outlander, #5)

Rating : 5 stars
Read: August 2014
Format Read : Paperback

“The past is gone-the future is not come.
And we are here together, you and I.” 


And once again the amazing journey of Jamie and Claire, and of Roger and Brianna's continue in another amazing (and massive) book.
Jamie knows why Brianna went through the stones, to warn him and Claire of a fire that will destroy their lives. But Jamie recons that the past can't not be changed since he tried it before, and tragedy still stroke all over Scotland.
But still even knowing that, and that the war is coming, he must perform his duty, to his tenants at Fraser's Ridge. When it came the time to organize a militia, he couldn't ignore it, since in a whim all his lands could be taken in away from them.
Roger is right there by his side, another one that risked it all to go through the stones and that knows to well the perilously time that is to come.
So between battles and cries of revolt, weddings, old stories that come haunting them back, life and death situations and the chase of the revenge...they have to live in quite a dangerous time with a sense of doom above them.

And hey, Jamie and Claire are not the only magnets for trouble around there...

Jamie and Claire 

What to say of my beloved couple?
I do think I'm repeating myself over and over, but I can't write the review without focusing on them...they're EPIC.
One of the "oh so many things" I'm completely in love with this series, is that we are with them while they are growing older. Their story started when they were in their 20's and now their entering their 50's...and it's quite beautiful to see how they are still the same in so many ways and in other quite wiser. One thing does not change at all,their love and utterly devotion to each other.

“You are beautiful,” he whispered to me.
 “If you say so.”
“Do ye not believe me? Have I ever lied to you?”
“That’s not what I mean. I mean—if you say it, then it’s true. You make it true.”

In this book, we see how they are really settling in Fraser's Ridge, Jamie in all his "laird" glory and Claire, the healer, the wise one that it's constantly experimenting and trying to improve all of their lives.
And it's just AWESOME when Claire explains something to Jamie, like about genetics, germs, and he is trying to absorbed it all. In another way, Jamie tells her about the ways of his world. 

I just love this 2 to pieces!
And I just need to add that "FINALLY" Jamie looks at Roger like a son...It sure did took you a while lad!

Roger and Brianna 

*sigh* Rog Mac and Bree, you're not still in the same level as Claire and Jamie in my heart (and I know that it seems awfully unfair), but in each book I'm loving you both more. I admit,especially Roger.

And well, it is Roger that is the protagonist of one of the scenes that made me afraid of keep reading it...I couldn't believe something like that was happening to him, I was stuck between shock and tears.
Thankfully it didn't had the worst outcome but still, he was left scarred, in the inside and outside, and it was quite painful to read. 
If someone is strong, this 2 are, so I was sure that together they would heal together and be happy with their beautiful boy Jemmy. (He is so adorableeeeeee you guys!).

Like Jamie and Claire, I just wish for these 2 to be incandescently happy!

"No matter what,"he whispered ,"no matter where.
No matter whether you're there to hear or not - I'll always sing for you.



This book was another amazing installment of this series although so far, Voyager is indeed my top favorite.
At the beginning of the book I was surprised that a fairly amount of it, was just in a time frame of a single day...and still it wasn't boring at all, we got several POV's and it was quite an important day, since much happened that would be explained later one.
I enjoyed that much of the story was them settled on Fraser's Ridge, showing the logistics, the plans and how they must constantly be in the look out. And like always, the book is full of turns and twists that you would never guessed it, full of danger, perils, passion and devotion....all perfectly mixed.
Oh and also, you will learn a lot(I love how in many aspects Diana give us so many historical details) and also laugh...there is this particular scene about sperm that made me laugh so hard. See, you can also learn about science!
Still, I got to admit that I missed Lord John (I love Youuu) and I was quite happy with a twist in the ending and the reappearance of a beloved character.

Now Book 6, here I come...


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