Excitement filled me as I dug into the first few pages of this sequel to Outlander. I finally got so impatient waiting for the book to come through interlibrary loan that I just bought it for my Kindle. A review for this book and Outlander will be coming soon.
Update: While I was reading yesterday, I asked myself, what makes this such a great book? The characters? Definitely. The plot? Heck Ya. But what I love most- the author engages all five senses when she paints a scene. I feel present there with the characters. I can see what they see, feel what they feel, hear what they hear…and for me that’s the highest quality of writing.
If you haven’t read the series and you are a fan of fantasy, I would urge to you to check it out. I am only on book 2 but feel pretty confident that my love of this series will only deepen as I continue to read.
Final Review: About 960 pages later, here I am- at the finish. And this author knows how to finish- MAJOR cliffhanger- this book really combines in a refreshingly balanced ways all the genres of books that I love. Romance, historical fiction, and fantasy and even a little mystery thrown in.