1771: the Colony of North Carolina stands in an uneasy balance,
with the rich, colonial aristocracy on one side and the struggling
pioneers of the backcountry on the other. Between them stands Jamie
Fraser, a man of honour, a man of worth. Exiled from his beloved
Scotland, he is at last possessed of the land he has longed for. By
his side his extraordinary wife, Claire, a woman out of time and
out of place, blessed with the uneasy gift of the knowledge of what
is to come. In the past, that knowledge has brought both danger and
deliverance to Jamie and Claire. Now it could be a flickering torch
that will light their way through the perilous years ahead - or
might ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.
The Fiery Cross is by turns poignant, page-turning, meticulous in
its historical detail and searingly passionate.