Monday, June 1, 2009


Title: Voyager
Author: Diana Gabaldon
Series: The Outlander, book 3
Genre: Historical romance
Published: 1994

Rating: 9/10
Recommendation: Another excellent book in the series that will not disappoint the fans.

Summary: Claire Randall and her daughter Brianna visit Scotland in 1968. There they engage Roger Wakefield's help to find out what happened to Jamie and other men Claire knew in the past. Meanwhile we get glimpses of the 20 years she spent with Frank. Jamie who survives the battle of Culloden is hiding from the English and surviving in the consequences of the battle.

Reactions: While this novel managed to stretch for over 1000 pages in my paperback edition, I found myself completely immersed in the world. In fact I enjoyed the descriptions of Claire and Jame's lives apart almost more than their inevitable reunion and the adventure that followed. Still the plot is quite intricate with some surprising discoveries. We get to meet minor characters from previous books again and make new interesting acquaintances.

Voyager doesn't have as much historical detail as the previous book. There are fewer famous historical figures involved (though perhaps I might have not recognized some of them). Instead the book follows private lives, though the culture and surroundings are also well-researched and rich in detail.

This is not a deep read, but it's absorbing and very fun. I already bought the next book and I am looking forward to finding out what happens next.

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