Det flammande korset - Del 3

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Kärlek bortom tid och rum


Kriget kommer! Jamie Frasers hustru har berättat. Hon vet. Hon har den magiska gåvan, som också är en förbannelse, att kunna resa i tiden. Född 1918 arbetade hon på ett fältlasarett under andra världskriget. Efter kriget reser hon med sin man till Skottland och vid ett besök i en häxring av stenar dras hon som av en osynlig hand in i en klyfta och befinner sig plötsligt i 1700-talet. Hon är nu en främling i en oförsonlig tid. Klanledaren Jamie Fraser blir hennes beskyddare och älskare. En kärlek bortom tid och rum binder dem samman.

Efter de skotska nationalisternas nederlag mot engelsmännen söker Jamie och hans familj sin lycka i den nya världen. De slår sig ner i Nord-Carolina där Reglerarnas uppror mot engelsmännens koloniala överhöghet just tagit sin början.

Över en halv miljon svenskar har läst Diana Gabaldons episka kärlekssaga: Främlingen, Slända i bärnsten, Sjöfararna, Trummornas dån, Det flammande korset, Snö och aska, Som ett eko och Skugga av svek. Outlanderserien ligger till grund för TV-serien Outlander.

"Extremt beroendeframkallande."
Toronto Star

"Verkligen underhållande ... den perfekta verklighetsflykten!"
San Francisco Chronicle
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Stockholm Text
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Published on
Dec 17, 2014
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Pages
308
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ISBN
9789175471167
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Language
Swedish
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Fiction / General
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Fredrik Backman
En roman om kärlek, ordentliga verktyg och vikten av att alltid köra Saab



Ove är 59. Han kör Saab. Folk kallar honom ”bitter” och ”grannarnas skräck”. Men Ove är fan inte bitter, grymtar han. Han går väl bara inte runt och flinar jämt!

Varje morgon tar Ove sin inspektionsrunda i kvarteret. Flyttar cyklar och kontrollerar källsorteringstunnorna. Trots att det är flera år sedan han avsattes som ordförande på bostadsrättsföreningens årsstämma. Eller ”den där statskuppen”, som Ove själv bara minns den.

Men bortom den vresige ordningsmannen finns en historia och en sorg. Så när de nyinflyttade grannarna i radhuset mittemot en novemberdag råkar förstöra Oves brevlåda blir det upptakten på en komisk och hjärtevärmande berättelse om tilltufsade katter, oväntad vänskap och den uråldriga konsten att backa med släp. Som kommer förändra en man och en bostadsrättsförening i grunden.

Fredrik Backmans debutroman om den arga äldre mannen i grannhuset präglas av pricksäker humor och hög igenkänningsfaktor. En underhållningsroman som både lyckas skapa sitt eget humoristiska universum och berätta något viktigt om oss själva och vår tid. Det är en underhållande feel good-berättelse i samma anda som Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann och filmen Livet från den ljusa sidan.

Extramaterial: E-boken innehåller även utdrag ur Fredrik Backmans briljanta och skruvade humorbok ”Saker min son behöver veta om världen”.



Omslagsformgivare: Nils Olsson

Book 1
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES • Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.
 
Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. 
 
OUTLANDER
 
Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.
 
Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series 
• An interview with Diana Gabaldon 
• An Outlander reader’s guide

Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels
 
“Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander
 
“History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News, on Outlander
 
“Gabaldon is a born storyteller. . . . The pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber
 
“Triumphant . . . Her use of historical detail and a truly adult love story confirm Gabaldon as a superior writer.”—Publishers Weekly, on Voyager
 
“Unforgettable characters . . . richly embroidered with historical detail.”—The Cincinnati Post, on Drums of Autumn
 
“A grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].”—CNN, on The Fiery Cross
 
“The large scope of the novel allows Gabaldon to do what she does best, paint in exquisite detail the lives of her characters.”—Booklist, on A Breath of Snow and Ashes
 
“Features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People, on Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
Book 8
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLIST

In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded from there in seven bestselling novels, and CNN has called it “a grand adventure written on a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.
 
1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, and George Washington’s troops leave Valley Forge in pursuit. At this moment, Jamie Fraser returns from a presumed watery grave to discover that his best friend has married his wife, his illegitimate son has discovered (to his horror) who his father really is, and his beloved nephew, Ian, wants to marry a Quaker. Meanwhile, Jamie’s wife, Claire, and his sister, Jenny, are busy picking up the pieces.
 
The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-century Scotland. Or not. In fact, Brianna is  searching for her own son, who was kidnapped by a man determined to learn her family’s secrets. Her husband, Roger, has ventured into the past in search of the missing boy . . . never suspecting that the object of his quest has not left the present. Now, with Roger out of the way, the kidnapper can focus on his true target: Brianna herself.
 
Written in My Own Heart’s Blood is the brilliant next chapter in a masterpiece of the imagination unlike any other.

Praise for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood
 
“[Written in My Own Heart’s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People
 
“Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.”—Library Journal

“With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.”—Booklist (starred review)


From the Hardcover edition.
Book 7
Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In An Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the barrel of a gun.

Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it.

Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.

With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure—a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood.
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