|Publication date||December 1, 1993|
|Published by||Delacorte Press|
| Chapter Guide|
| Preceded by|
Dragonfly in Amber
| Followed by|
Drums of Autumn
The year is 1968, and Claire has just discovered, with the help of Roger Wakefield, that her husband Jamie Fraser may not have died at the Battle of Culloden, an assumption she has held for twenty years. As Claire, her daughter Brianna, and Roger track Jamie through the historical record, Claire is torn between her duty as a mother and her desire to return to Jamie. For his part, Jamie finds himself not well pleased that the British refused to kill him after the failed Rising, and must instead find his own way forward, his wife gone and his country devastated by war and famine. After twenty years apart, Claire casts herself through the mysterious stone circle once more and travels back to the 18th century to find Jamie, unsure of exactly what or who she will find when she does.
- Point of view guide – A chapter-by-chapter breakdown of character points of view. Includes dates for chapters when noted.