Drums of Autumn

PDF Drums of Autumn And we have more Jamie and Claire and the others I m always going to put up the spoiler alert because there is always so much for me to say I was also talking with a friend

PDF Drums of Autumn And we have more Jamie and Claire and the others =) ♥I'm always going to put up the spoiler alert because there is always so much for me to say. I was also talking with a friend about how the books are starting to run together. My reviews may end up being from books before, all combined. Who ever knows! So far I have loved every one of these books, they are on my favorites list and I hope that doesn't change! I freaking loved this book! It's one of my favorites in the series. "Do ye not understand?" he said, in near desperation. "I would lay the world at your feet, Claire--and I have nothing to give ye!"He honestly thought it mattered. I sat looking at him, searching for words. He was half turned away, shoulders slumped in despair. Within an hour, I had gone from anguish at the thought of losing him in Scotland, to strong desire to bed him in the herbaceous borders, and from that to a pronounced urge to hit him on the head with an oar. Now I was back to tenderness. At last I took one big, callused hand and slid forward so I knelt on the boards between his knees. I laid my head against his chest, and felt his breath stir my hair. I had no words, but I had made my choice. "'Whither thou goest,'" I said, "'I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: they people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die and there will I be buried.'" Be it Scottish hill or southern forest. "You do what you have to; I'll be there."*Sob*Jamie and Claire landed in Georgia and then ended up in North Carolina. They had to deal with pirates again and Claire lost one of her rings, luckily, not Jamie's ring =) But the other ring does come back later on when Bree has a run in with the sorry arse pirate that had it. As usual peeps, I'm going to be all over the place with this review. It turns out that Jamie has an aunt and some cousins and what not in North Carolina. His aunt runs River Run, a plantation with slaves that Claire and Jamie weren't too fond of. So they go out into the wilderness and start building, Fraser's Ridge. They want to have a colony there. They also take up good with the Native American's (which I loved) after Jamie kills a bear they were tracking when it tries to attack him and Claire. That was a tense moment. Anyway, they were friends with the Native since then and shared many things together. Ian is living with them and he brought along an Irishwolfhound/Wolf mix he named Rollo! I love Rollo so much. Ian ends up going to live with Native American's later on, getting married, having a baby and Rollo having a bunch of babies. I was so thrilled. I just hope nothing happens to any of them =( But he was with Jamie and Claire for some time, this is toward the end of the book. See, I'm not following anything. Claire has to try to help treat measles that one of the Native's gets and then Lord Grey and Ian get. The Native died but Lord Grey and Ian lived. She caught theirs right away. Yes, Lord Grey comes to visit and brings William. I keep having a hard time with Willie because I don't want Jamie to have a son from some stupid woman he didn't like but he had sex with her anyone because she was marrying an old man and didn't want him to be her first. Get a clue that your going to get some twat pregnant. Anyway, it's not Willie's fault but I still wish he didn't exist. I'm not a kid person anyway. I just wish the family would keep popping out their own. Lol. Then we get to read about some of the stuff that Brianna and Roger are doing on the other side. Well, that sounded funny but you know what I mean. Then Bree decides to go through the stones and find her mom and dad. She ends up at Lallybroch and gets to meet her extended family! I loved it =) Although, old stupid Laoghaire was there and I wish Bree would have beaten her to a pulp, but I digress. Oh, and at one point Jamie gives Claire a medical kit of sorts for their 24th anniversary. I almost forgot to mention that random tidbit. I thought it was so freaking sweet that he remembered! He's the man! Oh, and Fergus and Marsali were having a baby and they left Marsali in Jamaica when they came over to America so nothing would happen to her. But then she came over when Fergus son, Germaine was born. It's so sweet, they are all growing up and having babies =) There is a sh•t ton more stuff but I'm not going into all of that for Pete's sake. Bree and Roger had a time of it though. Well they had sex, ew. Bree was raped, of course. There was a misunderstanding with Roger and Jamie knocked his block off and gave him to the Natives. Never fear, Jamie and Claire got him back. Now, when Bree and Jamie first met I cried. I just couldn't help it. I laughed and then I cried. There is a whole section but I'm only going to add a couple of excerpts from that part. She could scarcely breathe. His eyes were dark blue, soft with kindness. Her eyes fixed on the open collar of his shirt, where the curly hairs showed, bleached gold against his sunburnt skin. "Are you--you're Jamie Fraser, aren't you?"He glanced sharply at her face. "I am," he said. the wariness had returned to his face; his eyes narrowed against the sun. He glanced quickly behind him, toward the tavern, but nothing stirred in the open doorway. He took a step closer to her. "Who asks?" he said softly. "Have you a message for me lass?"She felt an absurd desire to laugh welling up in her throat. Did she have a message?"My name is Brianna, " she said. He frowned, uncertain, and something flickered in his eyes. He knew it! He'd heard the name and it meant something to him. She swallowed hard, feeling her cheeks blaze as though they'd been seared by a candle flame."I'm your daughter," she said, her voice sounding choked to her own ears. "Brianna."some more stuff and then... "My God," he croaked. "You're huge."Her own blush had subsided, but now came back with a vengeance. "And whose fault is that, do you think?" she snapped. She drew herself up straight and squared her shoulders, glaring. So close, at her full height, she could look him right in the eye, and did.a bunch more words that made me cry and then.....And suddenly it as all simple. He held out his arms to her. She stepped into them and found that she had been wrong; he was as big as she imagined--and his arms were as strong about her as she had ever dared to hope.This was a very emotional moment with a lot more said that just broke me down. Claire was back home and had no idea Bree was there yet. It was wonderful when she got back and was with them both. Jamie took her hunting for bees, yes bees, to bring back home for them to live and they could have honey. They had long talks and loving times. AND then, they had knock down drag out fights. I mean Bree is just like Jamie. I could finally see it when they were fighting together. Even Claire said they were so much alike and just let them go at it. Red-headed and stubborn as mules! =) Bree finally tells Claire that she was raped when she got her mother's wedding ring from Frank back. And, Bree was also pregnant and she thought it was the rapist instead of Roger's but she didn't know for sure. Claire kept telling her it was too close together to decide that. They took Bree back to River Run and she had the baby and they finally showed up with Roger and told him what all happened. But he loved Bree and didn't care and said that was his son. It was really sweet. And of course Jamie threatened him if he didn't take good care of Bree. I just wonder what all is going to happen next. There is just so much going on all of the time. I really loved that they were making their own place. It was just beautiful there in the wilderness, of a sorts. I will say I do miss Scotland and I was glad when Bree got to spend some time at Lallybroch. I really hope they get to go back some day and not on their dying days! My Blog: Melissa Martin's Reading List. Drums of Autumn go inside Books In this breathtaking novel rich in history and adventure The New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager Once again spanning continents and centuries, Diana Gabaldon has created a work of sheer passion and brillianceIn this breathtaking novel rich in history and adventure The New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon continues the story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser that began with the now classic novel Outlander and continued in Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager Once again spanning continents and centuries, Diana Gabaldon has created a work of sheer passion and brilliance It began at an ancient Scottish stone circle There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past or the grave Dr Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice.Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth century Scot whose love for her became a legend a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in the American colonies But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century their daughter, Brianna.Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the circle of stones and a terrifying leap into the unknown In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history and to save their lives But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong.. Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and is of Mexican American and English descent She has earned three degrees a B.S in Zoology, a M.S in Marine Biology, and a Ph.D in Ecology.She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.. The best Books Drums of Autumn *SPOILERS*Sadly, I think I've reached the end of my patience with this series. It started out wonderfully, and I will always consider the first, Outlander, to be one of my favorite books of all time. Unfortunately, Gabaldon just couldn't seem to keep her mojo working. At least, not for me. I endured the second book, with all its tedious details and snore-inducing battle descriptions and melodrama. I even accepted the third...even after being completely incensed and on the verge of tears when I realized Claire and Jamie were separated for twenty years. Seriously. Twenty. Years.I'm not sure I can ever forgive Gabaldon for that. But I trudged on, hoping somewhere along the way I'd be able to tuck away my disappointment and lose myself in the story again. But no. This, the fourth book in the series, has completely deadened me to any enjoyment I once took from this fictional world. I don't really know what Gabaldon's intentions were. I find myself wondering if she even had solid plans for where this story would go when she began writing about Claire and Jamie. It doesn't seem like she did because when you read it through, the Claire and Jamie in book four seem like completely different people from the other three books. I know perhaps some people chalk it up to character development, and I understand that characters change. The thing is, characters are supposed to evolve. They're not supposed to behave in an entirely different manner than the reader is used to. Gone are the intelligent, canny, funny, bold characters from the first three books. Jamie Fraser was always a man to contend with. Always one step ahead of everyone else. He always knew what was going on and why and had a plan in place to make things go his way. In this book, however, he appears to just be stumbling along like an imbecile. Claire is timid and outraged in turns, but her reactions never appear to fit in any coherent sense. She's timid when she should be bold, and outraged when she should maybe let something go. It's almost incomprehensible how much I suddenly disliked her. And their daughter? Brianna? Gods save me from ever having to read about her again. What an idiot. My biggest issue with this book is not the fact that the characters were altogether different, it was the fact that they were altogether stupid. And this is one of those stories that hinges entirely on the Big Misunderstanding. No one is communicating with anyone else, and this of course leads to trouble, which leads to more trouble and more trouble and more trouble since apparently no one can be bothered to tell anyone else what the hell is going on. If Brianna needed Roger to stay behind so she could get back, she should have told him. Roger should have planned his departure a bit better. Why did Brianna scream in terror when she saw Roger in the pub? First she was dreamy, then she was screeching. Didn't make much sense. Why did Roger leave her alone? After his internal fury over how naive she was being about her safety, he leaves her alone again! And what does the simpleton do? The little brain trust waltzes into the cabin of an 18th century pirate and gets raped.When they're waiting for Roger to show up on the mountain, they keep referring to him as Roger Wakefield, despite the fact that Brianna knows he's going by Mackenzie....So he gets his ass handed to him by Jamie and sold to the Iroquois as a slave because Jamie can't be bothered to ask him his first fucking name.I just can't with this book. I'm deeply disappointed and saddened at how badly things were handled, and I just can't bring myself to read any more of it. Especially considering the next book is nearly 500 pages longer than this one.This was me while I was reading the book:This was me when I was finished:
Drums of Autumn Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon Dec , As far as Outlander novels go, Drums of Autumn is the most bodice ripperish out of the I ve read so far Mainly, because the entire book is plotted around a MISUNDERSTANDING that could have been resolved with one adult conversation Oh, how I hate those in romance novels Here is how it goes. The Drums of Autumn Gabaldon, Diana Drums of Autumn continues the story of Claire and Jamie and their enviable all consuming romance and now builds on it by intertwining the story of their child Brianna. DianaGabaldon Drums of Autumn DRUMS OF AUTUMN is the fourth book in the OUTLANDER series, following VOYAGER. Drums of Autumn Drums of Autumn Outlander, Book Audible Drums of Autumn continues the story of Claire and Jamie and their enviable all consuming romance and now builds on it by intertwining the story of their child Brianna. Drums of Autumn Outlander Wiki Fandom Dragonfly in Amber

  1. Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and is of Mexican American and English descent She has earned three degrees a B.S in Zoology, a M.S in Marine Biology, and a Ph.D in Ecology.She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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  1. SPOILERS Sadly, I think I ve reached the end of my patience with this series It started out wonderfully, and I will always consider the first, Outlander, to be one of my favorite books of all time Unfortunately, Gabaldon just couldn t seem to keep her mojo working At least, not for me I endured the second book, with all its tedious details and snore inducing battle descriptions and melodrama I even accepted the thirdeven after being completely incensed and on the verge of tears when I realized C [...]


  2. As far as Outlander novels go, Drums of Autumn is the most bodice ripperish out of the 4 I ve read so far Mainly, because the entire book is plotted around a MISUNDERSTANDING that could have been resolved with one adult conversation Oh, how I hate those in romance novels Here is how it goes In this installment Claire and Jamie are in America establishing a Scottish colony in North Carolina, of course not without a fair share of difficulties and misfortunes Two hundred years into future Brianna d [...]


  3. And we have Jamie and Claire and the others I m always going to put up the spoiler alert because there is always so much for me to say I was also talking with a friend about how the books are starting to run together My reviews may end up being from books before, all combined Who ever knows So far I have loved every one of these books, they are on my favorites list and I hope that doesn t change I freaking loved this book It s one of my favorites in the series Do ye not understand he said, in n [...]



  4. The universe had shifted, with a small, decisive click he could still hear its echo in his bones This was already the fourth book of the Outlander series and since I didn t write reviews about the other books I just decided to type one of my What I liked and What I didn t like reviews First of all I have to say that the pacing of this book was very slow Truth be told, it was actually so slow that I was even tempted to DNF it And that means something, because I ve never ever DNFd a book in my ent [...]


  5. Zuerst einmal bitte ich um einen Moment der Ruhe, der diesem monumentalen Gef hl geb hrt, wieder einen so dicken Schinken beendet zu haben Und wie auch schon die drei vorherigen B nde konnte mich dieser restlos begeistern, ich bewundere Diana Gabaldon echt f r Ihre Phantasie und ihren bildhaften Schreibstil Ich finde es einfach klasse, wie sich am Ende alles f gt, auch Details, die aus dem ersten 3 B chern stammen werden hier teilweise in der Handlung wieder aufgegriffen Ich finde es auch wahnsi [...]


  6. Gabaldon s sex ridden, hugely researched, academically adventurous, time travel sci fi meets historical romance novels qualify as trash novels for lit nerds they re absolutely a guilty pleasure From clan warfare to herbal medicine to genealogy to British history to WWII, the books are packed with information what little Gaelic I know started with these book Bonus the heroine gets to have many, many rolls in the hay with a handsome hard bodied Highlander Can t really go wrong.The books were recom [...]


  7. Another epic read This will be a quick review as I dinna have the time to do a full one.It took me two weeks to read this one Granted it coincided with the start of holidays so that usually means less reading time for me I LOVED it, I LOVE Jamie, I LOVE Jamie and Claire.Roger and Brianna, yes, you got it, I loved them too.You need patience to read these books They are verra long indeed So much goes on in them Won t say much as you are better off experiencing all things Outlander fresh and new Ev [...]


  8. I never thought I d be the kind of person who would get swept up in a series of thousand page epic fantasy adventure book, but here I am having finished book 4, mad that I have to wait a couple of days until the next installment arrives in the mail I spoiled myself a little for Drums of Autumn, not so much on its contents, but I became aware that many fans consider this to be one of their least favorites, and one of the slowest of the books So I went into it with a bit of a bias that I have to s [...]


  9. I too, am one of those folks that was totally in love with Outlander and, despite some rather graphic violence, thought it was a good enough book that I have continued to read the series up to this one Unforunately, like most series, this one does not get better By this book DG is reusing plots that we ve already seen and the characters are becoming two dimensional caricatures of themselves Jamie, the tough masculine hero, Claire, the strong and fiesty woman that knows how to handle her man, the [...]


  10. 3.5 STARS Definitely my least favourite in the series so far, purely because the first 45% of this book was SO BORING But the last 55% almost made up for it.


  11. First half of this book was fairly slow, but the second half blew me away I especially loved watching Brianna and Roger s relationship blossom.Roger Mackenzie Jamie Fraser These characters are a pleasure to read, it s like coming home to family Loved it


  12. This book was the final straw for me I wanted to love this whole series as I loved book one, but it has gotten progressively worse with every book, in my humble opinion Ms Gabaldon s editors should be taking a much closer look at the arc, plot, and character development for inconsistency and redundancy The first book was amazing, though the ending was very difficult to swallow The second was very good, compelling but heartbreaking The third starts to teeter on unnecessarily verbose with a wander [...]


  13. Wow I loved the ending of this book I especially loved the birth scene It was funny, touching, and made me cry Finally Jamie has a grandson that s truly his own Someone to help make up for the loss he s suffered in being denied the opportunity raise his own children If anyone deserves lots of grand babies, it s Jamie I love Lord John in this book He kinda became my hero Shocking, I know, considering how much I disliked him in the last book He s charming, witty, and very sweet in this story, and [...]


  14. Where do I start with my review of Drums of Autumn , the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon s wildly popular Outlander series, which is also a highly rated television show on Starz How do I put into words the massive thoughts and emotions running through my head after finishing this grand opus of adventure, honor, love, and family I think it starts with, My name is Scott and I am an Outlander fan Over the last year I have devoured the first three books in this unbelievably well written series It has [...]


  15. Drums of Autumn was a fantastic read It s easily my new favorite installment in the Outlander s series since the epic first book and the first half of Voyager A magnificent read So many things happen in DOA, it s almost like reading five books in one It s pretty gigantic so you will require ALOT of patience and time to get through it But I can promise you it s worth it in the end Diana Gabaldon has as always a brilliant way with words and DOA is a masterpiece in itself This installment gives us [...]


  16. I m kind of all over the place.1 These books are so freaking big.2 These books are sooooo freaking loooooong.3 A huge portion of this book was very boring4 Wine didn t help at all5 Like almost the last half of this book made up for the boringness in the beginning almost6 WHY I love Jamie and Claire I just do Their relationship is basically goals for me But Drums of Autumn was so boring It almost put me to sleep Then I tried wine because that usually helps me when books are boring or characters a [...]


  17. 5 STARS ABSOLUTELY SENSATIONAL image error d Jamie and Claire s story continues, taking them from the wild and untamed West Indies to the unclaimed land of the new world And once again, the story has completely captivated me image error Many characters remain and many new characters appear, both good and BAD image error And their journey through the past is yet interrupted again by a visitor or two from the future image error Then the room relaxed in cheers and babbling, and she turned in his ar [...]


  18. This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life.This series I just can t even say how much I am in love with this series I first read this book years ago and my family nicknamed it the brick because it is quite a large book I have been working on re reading the first four books in the series before moving forward with books that I have yet to read I am so glad that I decided to listen to this book because the narrator brings the story to life I actually believe that I liked this book even [...]


  19. I was disappointed in this book because I loved the three before it so much The first 3, it only took me 200 pages at the very most for me to be completely absorbed and unable to put the books down to even sleep But this one, it took nearly 600 pages for me to feel like it was starting to get interesting And much to my dismay the feeling did not last I struggled throught the last 100 pages as the story seemed to drag on unnecessarily I really want to finish the series but after this book, I m no [...]


  20. Diana, what did you do to your wonderful series You made great characters disappear, you dragged out scenes for hundreds of pages, you made the characters inner dialogue go on forever AND the overall story fizzled.WHY I m going to take a break before the next book, sadly.


  21. You are my courage, as I am your conscience You are my heart and I your compassion We are neither of us whole, alone Do you not know that, Sassenach JamieDiana Gabaldon once again proved what an amazing writer and storyteller she is I laughed, rejoyced, sobbed, swooned and teared up I was anxious, scared and frustrated But most importantly I lived the story with characters I m so glad to see books in this phenomenal series keeping its x factor with every new instalment On to the next one Love Ob [...]


  22. 4.5 5 STARS I finally finished my first book for 2016 This book took me a little over 3 weeks to finish and I LOVED IT I knew picking this book up, it was definitely going to take me awhile to finish it and I was ok with that It has been over a year since I had read book 3 in this series, but I as soon as I started up with Drums of Autumn I felt like it was only few weeks since I had been in the world of Jamie and Claire Honestly I could have done without the first 300 pages it just didn t seem [...]


  23. Quick summation as this this series has been reviewed quite a bit I mean, c mon there is a Starz show and its Outlander Really But I found it ok I think I found the observations on the various Native American tribe life highly interesting I think I spent too much of the book eye rolling at Brianna and in a state of constant irritation at her self importance and barreling into situations with said importance Seriously, lady You are not that important of a character and actually come off as an ann [...]


  24. Dear Godere was so much plot in this book Like, there was a lot going on and I m not entirely sure all of it was necessary Oddly enough I enjoyed the first half a lot than the second half which seems to be the direct opposite of most peoples opinions of this book Well, on to the next one.


  25. Qu est ce que c tait bien nouveau un tr s tr s bon tome, avec une ambiance bien diff rente, des protagonistes qui ont m ri, chang , et une nouvelle g n ration offrant un renouveau parfaitement int gr dans l esprit de la saga Malgr une derni re partie un chou a moins passionnante, Drums of Autumn revient au niveau des deux premiers opus mon sens J ai ador , tout simplement, et je suis triste de quitter nouveau cet univers jusqu au prochain pisode



  26. Este libro me quebr el coraz n y lo volvi a juntar, pero solamente para pisotearlo y refregarlo en el piso y as recogerlo, limpiarlo, darle unas palmaditas de aliento y dejarlo como si nada en su lugar Al menos esa es la impresi n general que me dio este libro.Sobre la escritora, Diana Gabaldon Ay mujer como me haces sufrir , tengo la impresi n de que definitivamente no tiene miedo nada Sus historias son cruentas, reales y sin miramientos ni bordes suaves Te deja chocar con todo, sin consideraci [...]


  27. review in English belowApesar duma p ssima tradu o a pior que j li , que me obrigava frequentemente a reler frases que me soavam estranhas, a tentar perceber como seriam no original e qual deveria ser a tradu o correcta, gostei muito de ler este quarto volume do Outlander ou melhor, da Outlander.Senti falta duma lista dos muitos personagens que uma coisa que n o costumo usar, quando existe , pois para o fim apareceram algumas refer ncias a nomes que eu j n o consegui identificar.Para quem leu os [...]


  28. Fourth in the Outlander series.Claire, now a doctor, is living with Jamie in pre revolutionary America Brianna is back in contemporary Boston, feeling lost and abandoned When she makes a frightening discovery about her mother, she sets off through the circle of stones to save her parents Roger, in love with Brianna, follows.The path of true love continues to be a rocky one, for both sets of lovers


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