At over 1000 pages, Voyager is not brief but it’s an excellent continuation of the story started with Outlander and continued with Dragonfly in Amber. I’d encourage anyone interested to not be discouraged by the length. Diana Gabaldon has a way of creating a story that makes the reader forget the number of pages. Believe it or not, this book was an absolute page-turner.
The incredibly accurate account of history is here again, as is the beautiful love story. And this is a love story because Claire and Jamie have to find their love for each other again. I won’t mention details and ruin the book but suffice it to say that they need to reconnect.
The characters have grown, yet in the most important ways have remained the same Jamie and Claire that we fell in love with in Outlander. There is still danger and adventure and through it we rediscover our hero and heroine and find new ways to love them.
Like all of Ms. Gabaldon’s books, there are cultural details, biologically accurate facts and rich background stories to liven the story. This is not a single, weak plot but a thick tapestry of tales, mystery and plot twists. We meet new characters and new places that are as wonderful as they are dangerous.
It’s easy to see why this series has caused such an international following. The writing is superb, the history flawless and the love story breathtaking. This is a must-read for anyone into romance or historical fiction and I know I will reread this book many times in the future. What an absolute delight.
The book Outlander might be thick but it’s a legend. First, you have a top-rate love story. Then you have completely accurate historical facts and finally, it takes place in Scotland. It’s an incredible book.
A lot of folks were worried that the series wouldn’t do the books justice. I was just hoping we’d get to see it in Canada (we don’t always). When I found out we did, I screamed a little.
I loved the costumes. They were just the way I saw them in my head and added pieces that I couldn’t figure out. Their hats, the way the full kilts looked, the way they rode on horses with them, the scenery without lights or roads. It looked absolutely realistic. I could feel the midst and humidity.
I loved the dialogue. I knew they’d have to cut some stuff out, but I was ecstatic that they kept the best parts. And I particularly loved the accents and the music was awesome. Just right.
I thought the acting was really good. I liked Caitriona Balfe as Claire and Sam Heughan as Jamie. I thought they were just like the book characters, except alive.
What I didn’t like was how short the first episode was. I couldn’t believe it when the credits rolled by. I honestly wished it would have gone on longer.
Everything else I absolutely loved. Have you seen it? What did you think?
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