In her long awaited new vel, Drums of Autumn, Diana Gabaldoncontinues the remarkable story of Claire and Jamie Fraser that began with theclassic Outlander, and its bestselling sequels, Dragonfly inAmber and Voyager. Cast ashore in the American colonies, the Frasers are faced with a bleakchoice: return to a Scotland fallen into famine and poverty, or seize the riskychance of a new life in the New World--menaced by Claire's certain kwledge ofthe coming Revolution.Still, a highlander is born to risk--and so is a time-traveler. Theirdaughter, Brianna, is safe--they think--on the other side of a dangerousfuture; their lives are their own to venture as they will. With faith inthemselves and in each other, they seek a new beginning among the exiledScottish Highlanders of the Cape Fear, in the fertile river valleys of theColony of North Carolina.Even in the New World, though, the Frasers find their hope of peace threatenedfrom without and within; by the British Crown and by Jamie's aunt, JocastaMacKenzie, last of the MacKenzies of Leoch.A hunger for freedom drives Jamie to a Highlander's only true refuge: themountains. And here at last, with challenge to their peace--save wildanimals, Indians, and the threat of starvation--the Frasers establish aprecarious foothold in the wilderness, secure in the kwledge that even warcant invade their mountain sanctuary.But history spares one, and when Brianna follows her mother into the past, t even the mountains can shelter a Highlander. For Brianna too has an urgentquest: t only to find the mother she has lost and the father she has nevermet, but to save them both from a future that only she can see.
Diana Gabaldonis the #1New York Timesbestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes(for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), An Echo in the Bone, andWritten in My Own Heart s Blood as well as the related Lord John Grey booksLord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, andThe Scottish Prisoner;one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion;and the Outlander graphic novelThe Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.