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Reviewed in the United States on June 18, 2017
I really enjoy the Outlander series and was trying to read this slowly as Book 9 doesn't even have a release date yet, so it'll be some time before I can catch up with these characters again. The ending of the book literally gave me chills. I can't wait for Book 9! However, and here's a spoiler-Bree and Roger's son, Jem, is kidnapped by a man that has discovered one of Bree's parent's letters referring to the lost Stuart gold hidden in the Spaniards Cave in NC; Jem being kid napped because he's the only one that knows the location. Roger-and one of his time traveling relatives go back into the past with the notion of finding Jem and his kidnapper-while under the assumption the kidnapper is searching for the gold. Unfortunately, they end up in the wrong time-like, Jamie Fraser is approx. 19 in Paris and his father Brian is still alive. Regardless, they still think Jem is there and it doesn't cross either of their minds that the Rising hasn't even happened yet and therefore there's no way the gold would even be in existence in NC at that time frame because Jamie and Claire haven't even met yet. I don't understand why this thought wouldn't have occurred to them. I get he meets his dad-they were both thinking "Jem" going through the stones so naturally they're placed in a time where Roger's dad Jeremiah "Jerry" is...um, ok. Then, the kidnapper never actually left the present time with Jem-he's just harassing Bree for some reason. I'm really not sure why...he wants to rape her? But ok, I can live with it bc luckily this plot line more or less resolves itself-thank goodness. Also, William is super annoying. I hope in Book 9 he becomes less whiny, incapable, and less prone to throwing tantrums all the time. Very glad, Ian got a happy bit.