After reading all of the eight "Outlander" books, I found the last one to be disapointing.. Too many forgetable characters brought back from other books. I actually found this hard to finish and after investing much time reading the first seven books in the series, I wanted to complete the whole thing. This book has Breeanna's husband wandering around uselessly, looking for his son who is not in the time period he has arrived in traveling through the stones.. He is neither in the present nor the time where Jamie and Clair are, but rather visits Jamie's father Brian and the young Dougal McKensey. Breeanna and her children are having big problems in the present. Lord John is beatten by Jamie and winds up a prisioner of the Rebels. William (Frazier) is in a crisis over learning of his true paternity.
For me this was too many tales going on at once, many are never resolved. I found the end abrupt. The first book in the series "The Outlander" is wonderful , and many of the other sequels are also very good. I reccommend this series, but I don't think it is necessary to read this last one.