Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Voyager - Diana Gabaldon
I must say I really enjoyed this book. However I thought it was more interesting till they leave Scotland. Once they start off to the Caribbean it looses a bit of it's appeal to me and it took me longer to read that part than the first one.
The book starts with Jamie and Claire 2 centuries apart.
Claire discovers Jamie has survived Culloden and decides, with the blessing of their daughter, to go back in time.
Jamie has had a complicated life since surviving the battle, that includes time spent in prison, an illegitimate son and a loveless marriage with Laoghaire.
After professing their love for each other they have to deal with some of these issues and due to Jamie's current smuggling activities are forced to embark towards the West indies trying to find Young Ian (Jamie's nephew). The story worked really well for me till this point, then it slows a bit during their time at sea and near the end it picks up it's pace in preparation for the next book.
I think Gabaldon't strongest point besides research is how well developed her characters are, and I think I prefer the parts where she focus more on the characters themselves than in their adventures.
Does this make sense? It's my first online review so you'll have to bear with me…
In short – a very good book and if you haven't started this series yet you should because the first one is EXCELLENT!