Title: A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Genre: Historical fiction/fantasy
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Source: Audiobook from the public library
Audiobook reader: Davina Porter
First line: The dog sensed them first.
Whew! I just finished listening to the audiobook edition of Diana Gabaldon’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes – all 48 discs of it! And after being a little underwhelmed by The Fiery Cross, I am happy to say that this book has reminded me of why I love Diana Gabaldon and the characters she has created in this series of novels.
I’m having a bit of a problem writing this review, though. You see, I spent most of 2009 listening to one book in the Outlander series after another. Because of that, they all kind of run together in my mind, and I’ve forgotten exactly how this one began. Oops. So, instead of a normal synopsis and review, I’m going to give you some bullet points:
~ Ian and the Mohawks
~ Lizzie finds love
~ Jem’s paternity is revealed
~ Claire gets an apprentice
~ Jamie is accused of infidelity
~ Stephen Bonnet returns
~ The Revolutionary War starts
~ Fergus finds a vocation
~ Roger and Bri have to decide whether to stay or go
I can’t wait to start book 7, An Echo in the Bone, only I’m afraid, too, because once I finish it (40 discs), there will be years to wait before the next book.