Dec 25, 2015

Review: Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the second book of Outlander series. Claire returns with her daughter Brianna to Reverend house in 1968 to know about the persons died in the battle of Culloden. For that she needs the help of Reverend's foster son Roger and later she tells her story.

I liked the writing style of the author. Below are some lines from the book:

While the battle of Prestonpans is ongoing there is no explanation of how the war is taking place instead the author has given how the character prepared herself.

Ladies, I said We've done a lot, but there's lot more to do. we shall be needing boiling water. Cauldrons for boiling, cream pans for soakin. Pattrich for those who can eat, milk for those who can't. Tallow and garlic for dressings. Wood laths for splints. Bottles and jugs, cups and spoons.Sewing needles and stout thread. Mrs.MacPherson, if you would be so kind...

The closeness of Claire and Jamie is well known, here is how poetical she has written.

I felt as though I were floating myself, rising without volition, drifting my skirts up the length of his body, settling over him like a cloud on a hilltop, sheltering his need.

Another poetic instance about the weather:

The weather was unseasonably warm for November, and the omnipresent clouds had broken, letting a fugitive autumn sun shine briefly on the grayness of Edinburgh.

and lastly
Deception had at one point been second nature to me. Lying was like riding a bicycle, I thought, you don't forget how.

Waiting to get a hand to read her third book. Thanks Diana for a superb novel.


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