The sixth book in the Outlander series, following Claire and Jamie Fraser’s journey through the escalating tensions of the American Revolution in colonial North Carolina, where they face accusations of witchcraft, family secrets, and the challenges of maintaining peace amidst violence.
“A Breath of Snow and Ashes” is the sixth book in the Outlander series written by Diana Gabaldon. Set in the 18th century, the novel continues the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser, a time-traveling couple, as they navigate the tumultuous events leading up to the American Revolution.
The story takes place in the colony of North Carolina, where Claire, Jamie, and their extended family have settled on Fraser's Ridge. The tensions between the British Crown and the American colonists are escalating, and the Frasers find themselves caught in the middle of the political turmoil.
As the Revolutionary War looms on the horizon, the Frasers must contend with numerous challenges. Claire, who is a skilled healer, faces suspicion from the local community and is accused of witchcraft. Jamie, meanwhile, struggles to maintain peace and protect his family in the face of increasing violence and danger.
The Frasers' daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger, also play significant roles in the story. Brianna discovers a shocking family secret that adds a new layer of complexity to their lives. Roger becomes involved with the local militia and is torn between his loyalty to his family and his duty to the cause of independence.
Throughout the book, the Frasers encounter a wide array of characters, both historical and fictional, including Native Americans, Scottish settlers, British soldiers, and American rebels. Their relationships, alliances, and conflicts shape the narrative, providing a rich tapestry of personal and political struggles.
“A Breath of Snow and Ashes” delves into themes of love, loyalty, sacrifice, and resilience in the face of adversity. It weaves together historical events and the supernatural elements that have become a hallmark of the Outlander series, offering a captivating and immersive reading experience for fans of historical fiction and time travel.