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Diana Gabaldon has produced the sixth of the Outlander Series about Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall (nee Fraser). A Breath of Snow and Ashes resumes the story of Jamie and Claire at Frasers Ridge - the family compound and home to Scottish Immigrants and sometimes wayward individuals. The year however is 1775 and Claire and daughter Brianna have already been describing to Jamie the upcoming war with Britain. The book talks about the process leading up to the Revolutionary war starting with local disturbances, such as the burnings of neighboring farms and brutal killings of the occupants and to the tar and feathering of a suspected "Loyalist" to the Crown. Nephew Ian meets with the indians and Jamie's involvement initially in persuading the indians to give their loyalty to the Crown. His own loyalty however is ultimately given to the rebels and he experiences a great deal of inner struggle as he makes the decision to go against many of his highlander friends and neighbors to support the fight for freedom.
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Claire continues her work as a surgeon and she progresses with her technique and surgical instruments despite the crudeness and limitations of the times.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Conflict:    -   Revolution, general

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   doctor Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   8 () United States    -   Yes Mountains/Cliffs    -   Yes Mountains:    -   climbing on trails Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm    -   lot of descript of crop raising    -   lot of descript of animal care Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   rape/molest Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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