Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The continuation of Jaimie and Clare.  They are in Paris now trying to prevent the Bonnie Prince Charles from trying to reclaim the throne and thus preventing the highlanders from being slaughtered.  There are spies, political maneuvering, assassins, duels....it seems very exciting, but it's not.  The pacing in this book is so off.  Most of the Paris part reads like Gabaldon did research on the spies and time period and then tried to maneuver her characters so they could witness those interesting tidbits.it felt disjointed and not very natural.  The action parts read like a day at the office, no buildup or suspense.  Even the choice at the end reads more like resignation than desperation...not what we have come to expect from Clare and Jaimie.  This was a long book and it felt like it.  I won't be in a hurry to find out what happens next.

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