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Author: Diana Gabaldon
Synopsis (spoilers): The story picks up where Dragonfly and Amber ends. Claire and Jaime have been apart for 20 years, after the death of Frank, Claire begins to research what happened to Jaime during Culloden. She learns (with the help of their daughter and Rodger Wakefield) that Jaime survived for at least 20 years after Claire went through the stones. This is the story of what both were doing during those 20 years and their reunion (picture above) when Claire goes back to find him. The story takes them to a new land that neither have seen with new threats to their safety.
“He gave you to me,” she said, so low I could hardly hear her. “Now I have to give you back to him, Mama.”
― Diana Gabaldon,
Review: So far, Voyager falls on second place of three Outlander books that I’ve re-read. While I hate to see Jamie and Claire apart, I think the first 300 pages really show the longing each other had for one another and makes their reunion so much sweeter. They are both different people, have lived very different lives and when they meet again, they must deal with the consequences of those 20 years apart. But it’s all the sweeter to see them together and the love that has never lost them.
“For so many years, for so long, I have been so many things, so many different men. But here,” he said, so softly I could barely hear him, “here in the dark, with you… I have no name.” -Voyager
Jamie’s life has been a whirlwind and happens again when Claire arrives, he wasn’t prepared for it so seeing her again is definitely a shock. Diana Gabaldon really weaves her words and I love that she writes their story exactly how you would expect it to be written after not seeing the love of your life for 20 years. Of course there is adventure, it wouldn’t be Jamie and Claire without it and while the first 700 pages are brilliant, I found a lull for a bit before it picked up again.
You’ll meet new characters (Hi Ian!!) And some old characters are weaving to make an epic story come to life. I probably won’t read the next one until season 3 is done but make no mistake, if I didn’t have a plan for these books, I would have picked up the next one the moment I finished Voyager.
Star rating (of course) 5/5. Have you read any of these? What do you think? Do you love them as much as I do?