Cover of Drums of Autumn (Outlander)
I have continued my reading in the series by Diana Gabaldon. The first book of the series is Outlander and usually the whole series is referred to as the Outlander series.
I am on the fourth book of the series. These are long books, they are not for the casual reader- at approximately 1,000 pages a pop- it takes some time to get through the books.
As an avid reader and a huge fan of this series- I am enjoying every moment.
By this time, the characters are familiar, almost like friends- you root for them and feel their pain and disappointment.
The plot has so many layers due in part to the complicated nature of these stories and time. I don’t like to give away too much but time travel is part of this series- and opens up so many new directions for the story.
This series has perfectly mixed almost all my favorite genres. I know this will not be the only time I will read this series. My only reservation lies in how it will all end- that will determine a lot for me.
More detailed review of Drums of Autumn coming soon.
Sometimes, as you read a series of books, it gets boring, predictable, or the plot takes certain turns and you start to lose interest. It doesn’t seem to fit the characters- you wonder as the reader if they would really make those decisions based on their character…
Not so with Drums of Autumn. Not only am I enjoying this series more and more with each book- I am constantly surprised by the direction of the plot- her creativity in describing scenes and people- and there will always be some moments in each book- where I am thinking- I know what is going to happen next- and I am ALWAYS wrong.
I can’t wait to start the next book- it has been sitting on the shelf- waiting. If you haven’t read this series give it a try. For me, this is just a perfect case of all the things I love about books (genre, writing style) colliding in one perfect series.
I haven’t read the end yet- but the more I read I feel myself growing confident that the author won’t disappoint.