Finished Reading Dragonfly in Amber

Finished reading Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2) by Diana Gabaldon. Dragonfly in Amber is the second book in the Outlander series. It’s now 1968 and Claire returns to Scotland with her daughter, Brianna. This is Claire’s first trip back to Scotland since her and her husband Frank visited 22 years earlier. Frank just passed away and Claire wants to learn what happened to Jamie Fraser, whom she married on her journey into the 18th century. Claire hopes Brianna will believe her story about who her real father is. The majority of the book consists of the second half of Claire and Jamie’s adventures in the 18th century. After escaping a death, they flee to Paris, where they secretly work to foiling Bonnie Prince Charlie’s plot to regain the Scottish throne.

I was concerned how Gabaldon would retain the Outlander plot in the second book without becoming cheesy. In Dragonfly in Amber Diana Gabaldon was able to preserve the travel between the 1900’s and the 1700’s without awkward story transitions. I enjoyed the character development in Dragonfly in Amber and I’m looking forward to Voyager, the third book in the series.

I began programming in C++ when I was in college. Odd for a business major, but hey I am a Dork. After college I got a job as System Administrator. As a System Administrator I was in charge of web administration. My journey as a PHP web developer had begun. Since that time I have gained an in depth knowledge of CSS, Javascript, XML and MySQL. With changes and advances to technology I have also began learning AJAX. I started Blue Fire Development to do freelance work in my spare time.

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2 Comments on “Finished Reading Dragonfly in Amber

  1. I just recently started Dragonfly in Amber. I was kinda disappointed when it started in the future with the daughter, but then it went back to her and Jamie in the 1700 so all was well, especially with the way the last book left the story.

    I found your blog by looking for help with Your hints gave just enough to allow me to learn the processes… but where’s the hint for basic level 8?????? 🙂 I’ll figure it out on my own at some point, usually it’s somethign really simple I overlooked, or forgot to google…

    Anyway, I thought it was funny i found your site through hacker interests, and the most recent posts are all about books I’m currently reading.

  2. Stick with Dragonfly in Amber it gets better. I didn’t like the beginning either. Right now I’m reading Drums of Autumn, the 4th book in the series.

    I’m not sure if they added the 8th level of hackthissite since I did my little tutorials or not. I guess I will need to go back and finish all the levels 🙂

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