I liked this one as much as I liked Dragonfly in Amber and Drums of Autumn. A definite improvement over the last several books, although I did enjoy #7 as well, if not quite as much. I’m officially caught up on this series now, and that feels weird! These books are so long, and they’re still not done!
Not even going to try and sum up what happened in this book. It was a lot. There was a lot of drama, but unlike in past books, pretty much everything that happened was relevant and non-objectionable (a point in this books favor, for example, over both of the other books listed above is that there is an un-Gabaldon-like lack of rapes threatening our characters, and I appreciated this). Though, that doesn’t mean tons of bad stuff doesn’t happen. Claire learns Jamie is not actually dead, and then Jamie proceeds to be a dick to John Grey for most of the book. Willie has also just learned that Jamie is his father, and Ian and Rachel are attempting to get married. All of this in the middle of the British leaving Philadelphia, and the Battle of Monmouth.
I actually liked the Bree and Roger sections of the book the best, though there is much less of them this time around (perhaps why I liked them?). I enjoyed Brianna’s time in the present, and Roger’s jumps into the past, where he encounters characters long dead to us. These sections made me mourn all over again the miscasting of Brianna in the show. She just doesn’t cut it, for how much I like Bree in the books.
I guess now I wait for book nine! Apologies for this review. Trying to cram all my reviews in before the Bingo deadline.
CBR Bingo: Home, Something, Home (Review a book written by an author from your home country or state. Arizona! She actually lives in the same city my mom does.)