The triumphant seventh novel in the bestselling phenomenon that is the Outlander series.
In the wake of a devastating fire in the mountains of North Carolina, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his English wife, Claire, find themselves homeless and without family, in the midst of the gathering storm of revolution. And thanks to his time-travelling wife's information, he knows what the coming spring of 1778 will bring.
But then Jamie's illegitimate son, William, arrives in North Carolina, a young officer in King George's army. Jamie has sworn two things to himself: his son will never know his true paternity - and he himself will never face his son across the barrel of a gun.
The Frasers' daughter and her family have returned safely through the standing stones that guard the passage through time and to Scotland. But something mysterious looms over their new home. Something whose secret may draw them back to what they fled from...
Battle-scarred Scotsman Jamie Fraser is back with a vengeance in this rollicking adventure. - The Courier Mail
Replete with the gory details of war, and of 18th century medical procedures, as well as plenty of sex, romance, death, kidnap and intrigue, it is the kind of chameleon [Gabaldon s] readers have come to expect. - The Sunday Times
This is the seventh book in one of the most popular time travel series, and is as convincing as the first. - The Illawarra Mercury