Voyager | 4 star book review

Voyager | 4 star book reviewVoyager by Diana Gabaldon
four-stars
Series: Outlander #3
Also in this series: Outlander
Genres: Historical Fiction
Published by Delta

From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, the extraordinary saga continues.

Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.

Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite or forever doom her timeless love.

Voyager is the third book in the Outlander series, I have reviews for book one and book two so make sure you check those out first!

I have to say this book could have definitely have been two books, for a start this book felt WAY too long. I love long books and I love the amount of world building and character development that takes place throughout this book, but maaaan, this book is long. There was a definite line in the events where things could have been cut off and two books could have been made! I really struggled with some of the book’s plot as there didn’t really seem a point to some of the things that happened.

That being said, my love for Jamie Fraser pushed me through and it was so great to read about his life and everything he had gone through. I do have to say he is a lot more interesting than Claire and her life. I do think the way the two worlds are melded together and the way the information is presented to the reader, it’s really unique and weird for Claire to be looking at everything that happened from so far away. I think this was my favourite part of Voyager.

I loved seeing how the Scottish characters had changed throughout the years, it was really well done. I thought there was consistent character development and I really appreciated that. There were no surprises when it came to finding out where and when they had been for the time period. I think the favourite part of this was Fergus and seeing him really come into his own and become a whole new man. I was really saddened that some of the other characters didn’t feature as heavily as the others and some were just missing. 

I also think the beauty of this book was the fact that everything wasn’t as easy as they thought it was going to be. The ups and downs in Voyager showed the reality of the situation, and I think that was a better indication and story than if everything had been perfectly fine from the beginning. I actually really appreciate this, even if some of the events made my heart sink a little it was good to show a different side of the relationships and the expectations to go along with it. I especially like that Jamie and Clair had to find a new way to trust each other. 

Even though this book wasn’t my favourite so far, I would definitely recommend it. The detail that is contained within Voyager is something exciting. So make sure you check out this series. 

Have you read the Outlander series? What did you think? Is this book just a hiccup? Let me know in the comments.

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