In one part of the story Claire talks about her wedding band given to her by Frank and how important it was to her as a symbol of her first love and what Frank meant to her—or marriage at least:. I had worn that gold ring for nearly thirty years; tokens of vows taken, forsake, renewed, and at last absolved. A token of marriage, of family, of a large part of my life. And the last trace of Frank-whom in spite of everything, I had loved.
This lead me to wonder…. Can someone ever truly love another in the way Jamie, Claire, and Frank love each other? Yes she loved him, cared for him, respected him, but was she passionately, crazy, and whole heartedly in love with him….??? I think not. As for Brianna and Roger….. However in this book my opinion of him really changed—especially when he tells Brianna that he will have all of her of nothing—yeah Roger!
Way to be a man! I think the quote he inscribes on her bracelet sums up their relationship nicely:. I love you…a little…. I love that Roger put his foot down and stated his claim and his feelings…. I thought that Roger was really ready to love her and commit to her I think the bracelet inscription shows all his feelings for her very plainly. However Brianna seems very young and almost not ready to love Roger in the same way…. The rape of Brianna and the subsequent feelings she has and how it effects her relationship with Roger is interesting to me so I will comment on it briefly though I could easily write a whole paper on it :.
Which I guess is the whole point—true love endures. Still it will be interesting to see how their relationship changes in the next books—apparently the prologue was right in suggesting the idea of ghosts which haunt our pasts….. Over all, I enjoyed this book a great deal and found myself now just rushing through it to get to the story.
I am eagerly looking forward to the next installment which I plan on starting tonight or tomorrow…. All the time the ghosts flit past and through us, hiding in the future. By blood and by choice, we make our ghosts; we haunt ourselves. View all posts by The Lit Bitch. Especially if you start with some of the oldest blog posts. Carol blogged her way through her first reading of the series, just as you are doing, and you might find her impressions interesting.
Drums Of Autumn: (Outlander 4)
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By blood and by choice we make our ghosts; we haunt ourselves To me, this is a very thought provoking statement…. In one part of the story Claire talks about her wedding band given to her by Frank and how important it was to her as a symbol of her first love and what Frank meant to her—or marriage at least: I had worn that gold ring for nearly thirty years; tokens of vows taken, forsake, renewed, and at last absolved.
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Drums of Autumn Outlander Series 4 4. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Since I started reading this series, I have been compelled to continue even if I wasn't in the mood for Gabaldon's books. This book was definitely different than the first three. I enjoyed "The Outlander" but the next two books were quite a struggle for me to get through.
I consciously decided to take my time on Drums of Autumn to ensure that I didn't confuse characters and muddle up story lines. In fact, it took me 6 months to read this book, and I really, really enjoyed it.
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The smaller stories within the book were so riveting this time. For the first time since starting this series, I am chomping at the bit to start the next book. The only reason I gave this one four stars instead of five was the length of this book.
But otherwise, it was a great read. Anonymous More than 1 year ago I have just completed Drums of Autumn. Although it is long the only thing that was annoying for me was the overly long drawn out descriptions of some of the events especially when it came to Roger. It was too drawn out. I have started on the next book and that one repeats quite a few pages from this book before finally starting out. I hope its worth it, I would like to continue enjoying these books. This one the story seemed to move the slowest.
I didn't care for some of the new characters in this book and Bree's trip back lacked Claire's trips adventure. In the big picture it is a wonderfully crative series On a good note: I enjoyed the addition of Brianna and Roger; however, I did get bored with their story in the first half of the book.
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Yet, during the second half, I got aggravated and annoyed but that shows how good of an author DB is. She sure knows how to introduce conflict in a story. Anonymous More than 1 year ago I loved Gabaldon's first in the series "Outlander", but I found myself increasingly disappointed as the series progresses. The stories just go on and on with chapters of no overall importance. Particularly difficult in this book, was the story line between Claire's daughter Brianna and Roger.
I felt no attachment to their characters whose love story pales in comparison to Claire and Jamie. Finishing this one became a dreaded chore; I have no plans to finish the series. If you've read the first three books in the Outlander series, you'll regret reading this one. I know I did.
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Calling the infant child of the person you supposedly love a "parasite? If you've made it this far in the series, you know what Jamie Fraser looks like. Tall, well built. Red hair, blue eyes. Long legs, scars on his back and right hand. We get it - really. Enough already. Same thing goes for Brianna. Looks like her dad. Red hair. Blue eyes. Secondly - what is it about this series and the major characters being or nearly being sexually assaulted?
Claire was nearly attacked twice in the first installment, and we all know what happened to Jamie at Wentworth.
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