As usual, Diana Gabaldon has presented a fantastic book to her fans. The research is so thorough and her characters have such depth. The many threads to her plots are deftly woven together, leaping effortlessly between time and place. But more than this, we are so invested emotionally with the characters, that to come to the final chapter is a real wrench of the heart. Her legion of fans will be in an agony waiting for the promised future book. There is still so much more to tell historically and in the finer, personal stories of the many inhabitants of this series. Please enjoy the journey. It is a privilege to be allowed into the brilliant, imaginative world that exists in Diana's heart and mind.