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A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Author(s): Diana Gabaldon

Location(s): United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1770s



America, 1772. It is only a few years before the war of independence and the colony seethes with unrest. As battle lines are drawn up and loyalites tested, no one is safe in this new country.
Jamie Fraser receives a message from Governor Josiah Martin. He wants Jamie’s help to keep the backcountry safe for King and Crown. But Jamie knows what’s to come. His wife, Clarie, has travelled back from the twentieth centur and she knows what will happen to those loyal to the Kind of England. Exile or death. neither propsect appeals to Jamie.
But Claire knows something else. From her own time she’s read an article, dated 1776, reporting the destruction by fire of their home on Fraser’s Ridge and the death of those who live there. Jamie hopes Claire is wrong, for once, about the future. But only time will tell…

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“Riveting. Gabaldon has a true storyteller’s voice.”–“The Globe and Mail”

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