Set in 1772 on the eve of the Revolutionary War, events have been set in motion that will lead to the War. In this backdrop are Jamie Fraser and his time travelling wife Clare and their family. Jamie is still staying loyal to the Crown, even though he knows from his wife what the results of the war will be. To complicate matters, they had come across a clipping from the Wilmington Gazette which states that Jaimie and his family had died.
A Breath of Snow and Ashes is a well written and compelling novel. Gabaldon has done a good job of creating a story world. On the downside the novel feels slow and lumbering at times. The storyline is also a little disjointed in spots. This novel is not quite at the same level as some of the other novels in the series, but it is still enjoyable if you have read others in the series.
Carl Alves – author of Blood Street