I didn’t enjoy the third book in the Outlander series and to all the fans out there I am truly sorry. Maybe I read the book too fast, maybe I should have taken a longer break in between books, whatever it was, this was not one of my favourites out of the series.
Claire has spent the last twenty years lamenting the loss of Jamie and now she has proof that he survived. With the help of Brianna and Roger, Claire leaves behind her daughter to go back to the man she loves.
Jamie’s life is fraught with as much danger as it was during the Stuart rising. He’s a traitor trying to make it as a smuggler. In the twenty years since Claire has been gone he’s harboured his own secrets. Is he the same man that Claire left behind? Can Claire and Jamie find some semblance of normalcy in the aftermath of Culloden and a world brimming with new terrors and enemies?
When you read these books one after the other you realize the problem; there’s too much detail. At around nine hundred pages there’s so much that happens and four hundred pages in you begin to wonder is any of it relevant? Where is this story even going? Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed the book and I think Diana is a fabulous writer but I’m not a fan of books that are long for the sake of being long.
Unlike the first and second book Voyager didn’t end in an apparent cliff hanger. Jamie and Claire’s life is up in the air but when I got to the last page I didn’t feel that same heart thumping excitement to find out what’s going to happen next.
Will I read the next book? In all honesty, probably not. It’s a big commitment for a series that I like 50% of the time and the other 50% I’m just suffering through trying to make sense of it all.