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- KurzbeschreibungCrossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon's new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her.
In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander , was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S.
The story of Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is transported back some two hundred years to 1743.
Here, now, is The Fiery Cross , the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Fraser's wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy-a time-traveller's certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery cross-a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war.
- AutorDiana Gabaldon
- VerlagRandom House LCC US
- Seiten1472 Seiten
- Gewicht597 g
- LeseprobeHappy the Bride the Sun Shines On
The Royal Colony of North Carolina
I woke to the patter of rain on canvas, with the feel of my first husband's kiss on my lips. I blinked, disoriented, and by reflex put my fingers to my mouth. To keep the feeling, or to hide it? I wondered, even as I did so.
Jamie stirred and murmured in his sleep next to me, his movement rousing a fresh wave of scent from the cedar branches under our bottom quilt. Perhaps the ghost's passing had disturbed him. I frowned at the empty air outside our lean-to.
Go away, Frank, I thought sternly.
It was still dark outside, but the mist that rose from the damp earth was a pearly gray; dawn wasn't far off. Nothing stirred, inside or out, but I had the distinct sense of an ironic amusement that lay on my skin like the lightest of touches.
Shouldn't I come to see her married?
I couldn't tell whether the words had formed themselves in my thoughts, or whether they - and that kiss - were merely the product of my own subconscious. I had fallen asleep with my mind still busy with wedding preparations; little wonder that I should wake from dreams of weddings. And wedding nights.
I smoothed the rumpled muslin of my shift, uneasily aware that it was rucked up around my waist and that my skin was flushed with more than sleep. I didn't remember anything concrete about the dream that had wakened me; only a confused jumble of image and sensation. I thought perhaps that was a good thing.
I turned over on the rustling branches, nudging close to Jamie. He was warm and smelled pleasantly of woodsmoke and whisky, with a faint tang of sleepy maleness under it, like the deep note of a lingering chord. I stretched myself, very slowly, arching my back so that my pelvis nudged his hip. If he were sound asleep or disinclined, the gesture was slight enough to pass unnoticed; if he were not...
He wasn't. He smiled faintly, eyes still closed, and a big hand ran slowly down my back, settling with a firm grip on my bottom.
"Mmm?" he said. "Hmmmm." He sighed, and relaxed back into sleep, holding on.
I nestled close, reassured. The immediate physicality of Jamie was more than enough to banish the touch of lingering dreams. And Frank - if that was Frank - was right, so far as that went. I was sure that if such a thing were possible, Bree would want both her fathers at her wedding.
I was wide awake now, but much too comfortable to move. It was raining outside; a light rain, but the air was cold and damp enough to make the cozy nest of quilts more inviting than the distant prospect of hot coffee
- afrikafrau17. Jan. 2012von
Deutscher Titel: Das flammende Kreuz von Diana Gabaldon
„Das flammende Kreuz“ ist der 5. Band der Geschichte von Claire und Jamies Highland - Saga. Inhalt: In diesem Band sind Jamie und Claire in North Carolina im Jahre 1770. Das alljährliche Clantreffen findet in Fraser´s Ridge statt, ein Landstrich, den Jamie, Claire und andere schottische Siedler besiedelt haben. Ihre Tochter Brianna heiratet ihren Roger. Doch der Krieg der Unabhängigkeit steht kurz bevor. Dieser „dicke Schinken“ ist absolut fesselnd. Die Bücher sind in sich abgeschlossene Romane, aber man tut sich einfacher die Charaktere der Figuren und geschichtliche Abfolge nach zu vollziehen, wenn man die Bände in Reihenfolge liest. Wer von diesen dicken Schmökern nicht abgeschreckt ist, wird bald gefangen sein in einer absolut traumhaft romantischen, abenteuerlichen und großartigen Geschichte. Für mich ist die „Gabaldon“ die "Mutter" der Zeitreisegeschichten. Vorsicht: Suchtgefahr! Eine Roman – Reihe, die „Frau“ nicht mehr los lässt. Alle Bände der großen Saga: 1. Feuer und Stein 2. Die geliehene Zeit 3. Ferne Ufer 4. Der Ruf der Trommel 5. Das flammende Kreuz 6. Ein Hauch von Schnee und Asche 7. Echo der Hoffnung 8. Ein Schatten von Verrat und Liebe .•:*¨¨*:•. -(¯`v´¯)--(¯`v´¯)-».•:*¨¨*:•. Danke für eine positive Bewertung! Vollständige Rezension lesen
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