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Diana Gabaldon - Author

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the internationally bestselling author of many historical novels including CROSS STITCH, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, DRUMS OF AUTUMN, THE FIERY CROSS and A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES. She lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

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Diana Gabaldon on her influences...

I know writers of novels who say they don't read fiction at all while working on a book, out of fear of "being influenced" by what they read.   I am struck by horror at the thought of going years without being able to read fiction (though perhaps these people write faster than I do, and take long vacations between books?)—but more struck by the sheer silliness of this.

Everything writers see, think, and experience influences their work.  How could it not?   Now, it's true that people do ask writers, "Where do you get your ideas?" and that writers--out of facetiousness or desperation--give answers like, "From the Sears catalog" (or "From Ideas.com," depending on the writer's vintage).   But the truth is that writers get ideas from every damn thing they see, hear, smell, touch, taste, think, feel, or do—including the books they read.

Naturally, one wants to develop a unique voice, but do kids learn to talk without ever being talked to?   You have an individual voice, by virtue of being an individual.  And your individuality is composed of your essential God-given spark of personality and of the sum total of the things you encounter in life.   Now, whether each encounter is a bruising collision or a fruitful act of love…who knows?   But all of it is grist to a writer's mill; so much should be obvious, if one reads at all widely.
   
Personally, I learned to read at the age of three, and have read non-stop ever since.   I'll be 58 next week; you can read a lot of books in fifty-five years.  I'm sure that every single book I've ever read has had some influence on me as a writer, whether negative (I've read a lot of books with the mounting conviction that I would never in my life do something like that) or positive.

Featured books by Diana Gabaldon

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside-down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey. Lord John's son, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is no less shocked to discover that his real father is actually the newly resurrected Jamie Fraser, and Jamie's nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for the woman who has just agreed to marry him. And while Claire is terrified that one of her husbands may be about to murder the other, in the 20th century her descendants face even more desperate turns of events. Her daughter Brianna is trying to protect her son from a vicious criminal with murder on his mind, while her husband Roger has disappeared into the past...

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Drums of Autumn

Drums of Autumn

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

This is the fourth novel in the bestselling outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. How far will a woman travel to find a father, a lover a destiny? Across seas, across time - across the grave itself. It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. Claire Randall was swept through time into the arms of James Fraser whose love for her became legend - a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Two decades later, Claire travelled back again to reunite with Jamie, this time in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in her own time - their daughter Brianna. Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she risks her own future to try to change history - and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past - or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...

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Dragonfly in Amber

Dragonfly in Amber

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

This is the second novel in the bestselling outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to the majesty of Scotland's mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones, about a love that transcends the boundaries of time, and about James Fraser, a warrior whose gallantry once drew the young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his. Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful daughter as Claire's spellbinding journey continues in the intrigue-ridden court of Charles Edward Stuart, in a race to thwart a doomed uprising, and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves.

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The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

The time is 1771 and the colony of North Carolina teeters on an uneasy edge - an internal conflict between the colonial aristocratic rich planters and the struggling pioneers of the backcountry is threatening to explode. Jamie Fraser is a man of worth - respected by all, born of good family and possessed at last of the land he has longed for. But Jamie has a lot to lose. His wife, Claire, is known notoriously as a wise woman or a witch. As a traveller from the twentieth century she is all these things and more. Her unique view of the oncoming Revolution is both a deliverance and a danger- a torch that may light Jamie's way in the perilous years ahead or the spark that may ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes. And far more than just their lives hang in the balance. The lives of Jamie's tenants, his daughter Brianna, her husband Roger, his grandson Jemmy, his nephew Ian and his foster son Fergus could all get caught in the blaze. Claire and Jamie know war only as those can who have survived it can. And they will have to use all that knowledge, and more, to follow the path of the fiery cross to battle once more. and try to survive it if they can.

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Voyager

Voyager

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

This is the third novel in the bestselling outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. Their passionate encounter happened two centuries ago when the gallant renegade Jamie Fraser sent her back to her own time, pregnant with his child, believing he would be killed in the bloody Battle of Culloden in 1746. Now their daughter has grown up and Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Drawn back across the chasm of time she seeks once more the man she could never forget, the destiny she cannot ignore...

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Cross Stitch

Cross Stitch

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

This is the first novel in the bestselling outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. Claire Randall is leading a double life. She has a husband in one century - and a lover in another. In 1945, Claire Randall is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon in Scotland. Innocently she walks through a stone circle in the Highlands, and finds herself in a violent skirmish taking place in 1743. Suddenly she is a Sassenach, an outlander, in a country torn by war and by clan feuds. A wartime nurse, Claire can deal with the bloody wounds that face her. But it is harder to deal with the knowledge that she is in Jacobite Scotland and the carnage of Culloden is looming. Marooned amid the passion and violence, the superstition, the shifting allegiances and the fervent loyalties, Claire is in danger from Jacobites and Redcoats - and from the shock of her own desire for James Fraser, a gallant and courageous young Scots warrior. Jamie shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire, and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

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A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

This is the sixth novel in the bestselling Outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. Their love has survived the test of time. But can it survive fate? America, 1772. It is only a few years before the war of independence and the colony seethes with unrest. As battle lines are drawn up and loyalties tested, no one is safe in this new country. Jamie Fraser receives a message from Governor Josiah Martin. He wants Jamie's help to keep the backcountry safe for King and Crown. But Jamie knows what's to come. His wife, Claire, has travelled back from the twentieth century and she knows what will happen to those loyal to the King of England. Exile or death. Neither prospect appeals to Jamie. But Claire knows something else. From her own time she's read an article, dated 1776, reporting the destruction by fire of their home on Fraser's Ridge and the death of those who live there. Jamie hopes Claire is wrong, for once, about the future. But only time will tell...

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Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/06/2014

The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey. Lord John's son, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is no less shocked to discover that his real father is actually the newly resurrected Jamie Fraser, and Jamie's nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for the woman who has just agreed to marry him. And while Claire is terrified that one of her husbands may be about to murder the other, in the 20th century her descendants face even more desperate turns of events. Her daughter Brianna is trying to protect her son from a vicious criminal with murder on his mind, while her husband Roger has disappeared into the past...

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Virgins: An Outlander Novella

Virgins: An Outlander Novella

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: eBook Release Date: 11/04/2016

A young Jamie Fraser learns what it really means to become a man in this Outlander prequel novella. Featuring all the trademark suspense, adventure, and history of Diana Gabaldon's #1 bestselling novels and the Showcase original series, Virgins is now available for the first time as a standalone ebook.Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds; both have good reason to stay out of Scotland; and both are still virgins, despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue. But Jamie's love life becomes infinitely more complicated--and dangerous--when fate brings the young men into the service of Dr. Hasdi, a Jewish gentleman who hires them to escort two priceless treasures to Paris. One is an old Torah; the other is the doctor's beautiful grand-daughter, Rebekah, destined for an arranged marriage. Both Jamie and Ian are instantly drawn to the bride-to-be--but they might be more cautious if they had any idea who they're truly dealing with.Praise for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series';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


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Virgins: An Outlander Novella

Virgins: An Outlander Novella

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2016

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *;A young Jamie Fraser learns what it really means to become a man in this Outlander prequel novella. Featuring all the trademark suspense, adventure, and history of Diana Gabaldon's #1 bestselling novels and the Starz original series, Virgins is now available for the first time as a standalone ebook. Mourning the death of his father and gravely injured at the hands of the English, Jamie Fraser finds himself running with a band of mercenaries in the French countryside, where he reconnects with his old friend Ian Murray. Both are nursing wounds; both have good reason to stay out of Scotland; and both are still virgins, despite several opportunities to remedy that deplorable situation with ladies of easy virtue. But Jamie's love life becomes infinitely more complicatedand dangerouswhen fate brings the young men into the service of Dr. Hasdi, a Jewish gentleman who hires them to escort two priceless treasures to Paris. One is an old Torah; the other is the doctor's beautiful granddaughter, Rebekah, destined for an arranged marriage. Both Jamie and Ian are instantly drawn to the bride-to-bebut they might be more cautious if they had any idea who they're truly dealing with. Praise for Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series ';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


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Virgins

Virgins

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: eBook Release Date: 08/04/2016

FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE JAMIE MET CLAIRE IN THIS BRILLIANT NEW OUTLANDER SHORT STORY.1740: Young Jamie Fraser has left Scotland and, with his best friend Ian Murray, is running with a band of mercenaries in France.Both men have good reason not to go back to their homeland: both are nursing wounds, and despite their best efforts to remedy the situation, both are still virgins.So when a Jewish doctor hires them to escort his granddaughter to Paris, they readily agree. Both men are instantly drawn to the beautiful young lady. What neither know is that their lives and their friendships are about to become infinitely more complicated - and a lot more dangerous ...


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Die Sunde der Bruder

Die Sunde der Bruder

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: eBook Release Date: 01/04/2016

Der zweite Band der Lord-John-Saga endlich wieder lieferbar!Alle Fans der berhmten "e;Outlander"e;-Reihe von Diana Gabaldon kennen Lord John Grey als einen von Jamie Frasers besten Freunden. Doch auch abseits der Ereignisse aus "e;Outlander"e; erlebt er spannende Abenteuer. England, 1758: Vor siebzehn Jahren wurde Lord Johns Vater tot mit einer Pistole in der Hand aufgefunden. Nun erwacht die Erinnerung an die Vergangenheit, als Johns Bruder von einem unbekannten Absender eine Seite aus dem Tagebuch ihres Vaters zugeschickt wird. Um herauszufinden, wer dahinter steckt, wendet Lord John sich an den einzigen Mann, dem er noch vertrauen kann: Jamie Fraser. Aber der Siebenjhrige Krieg, eine verbotene Affre und Jamies eigene Geheimnisse erschweren Lord Johns Bestrebungen, endlich die Wahrheit ber den Tod seines Vaters herauszufinden.


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Outlander - Das flammende Kreuz

Outlander - Das flammende Kreuz

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2015

Der 5. Band der erfolgreichen "e;Outlander"e;-Saga von Bestseller-Autorin Diana Gabaldon in hochwertiger Premium-AusstattungNorth Carolina 1770. Jamie und Claire Fraser haben in den britischen Kolonien Nordamerikas Fu gefasst, doch die Ruhe und der Frieden auf ihrem Anwesen Fraser's Ridge sind trgerisch. Denn unter den immer zahlreicher einwandernden Siedlern grt es, immer unwilliger nehmen die Einwohner der Kolonien die Bevormundung durch die britische Zentralregierung hin. Als es zu ersten Aufstnden kommt, muss auch Jamie sich entscheiden, auf wessen Seite er stehen will. Und fr Claire ist die Situation noch schlimmer: Sie wei, dass die Unabhngigkeitskriege ihre und Jamies Liebe auf die hrteste Probe seit Langem stellen werden.


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The Outlandish Companion Volume 2

The Outlandish Companion Volume 2

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/10/2015

Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to Books 5-8 in the series: A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood Written with Gabaldon's signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including: * A complete chronology of the series thus far; * Full synopses of A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood; * Recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; * A who's who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book; * Detailed maps and floor plans; * A bibliographic guide to research sources; * Essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldon's writing process; * A guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century; * A Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide; * Personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Outlander series. As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.


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Outlander - Die geliehene Zeit

Outlander - Die geliehene Zeit

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2015

Der zweite Band der erfolgreichen Highland-Saga endlich in ungekurzter Neuubersetzung!Schottland, 1968: 20 Jahre nachdem Claire Randall aus der Vergangenheit zurckgekehrt ist, bringt sie ihre Tochter Brianna in die Highlands, denn Brianna soll endlich das Land ihres Vaters kennenlernen. Claire will auerdem die Antwort auf eine Frage finden, die sie seit ber 20 Jahren qult: Konnte ihre groe Liebe Jamie Fraser die schreckliche Schlacht von Culloden berleben?


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Outlander Series Bundle: Books 5, 6, 7, and 8

Outlander Series Bundle: Books 5, 6, 7, and 8

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: eBook Release Date: 13/10/2015

As their story is told on the hit Starz series, the unforgettable adventures of steadfast Highland warrior Jamie Fraser and time-traveling Englishwoman Claire Randall continue in the ongoing Outlander novels. This eBook bundle includes the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth books in the series: THE FIERY CROSS A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES AN ECHO IN THE BONE WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser's wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecya time-traveler's certain knowledge. Claire's unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past. Her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years aheador ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes. 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 ';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


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The Outlandish Companion Volume 1

The Outlandish Companion Volume 1

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2015

Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels. In this beautifully illustrated compendium, Diana Gabaldon opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies within. Including: * Full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager and Drums of Autumn * A complete listing of the characters (fictional and historical) in the first four novels in the series, as well as family trees and genealogical notes * A comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage * The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel, explained * Frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers * An annotated bibliography * Essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, creating characters and more * Professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire * The making of the TV series: how we got there from here, and what happened next (including `My Brief Career as a TV Actor')


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Outlander - Feuer und Stein

Outlander - Feuer und Stein

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2015

Der Welterfolg erstmals in ungekurzter NeuubersetzungSchottland 1946: Die englische Krankenschwester Claire Randall ist in den zweiten Flitterwochen, als sie neugierig einen alten Steinkreis betritt und darin auf einmal ohnmchtig wird. Als sie wieder zu sich kommt, befindet sie sich im Jahr 1743 - und ist von jetzt auf gleich eine Fremde, ein "e;Outlander"e;. "e;Prall, ppig, lustvoll, khn, historisch korrekt - und absolut schtig machend!"e; Berliner Zeitung"e;Packend und herzerwrmend! Dieser Roman erweckt Schottland und seine Geschichte auf einzigartige Weise zum Leben."e; Publishers Weekly

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/04/2015

It is June 1778, and the world seems to be turning upside-down. The British Army is withdrawing from Philadelphia, with George Washington in pursuit, and for the first time, it looks as if the rebels might actually win. But for Claire Fraser and her family, there are even more tumultuous revolutions that have to be accommodated. Her former husband, Jamie, has returned from the dead, demanding to know why in his absence she married his best friend, Lord John Grey. Lord John's son, the ninth Earl of Ellesmere, is no less shocked to discover that his real father is actually the newly resurrected Jamie Fraser, and Jamie's nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for the woman who has just agreed to marry him. And while Claire is terrified that one of her husbands may be about to murder the other, in the 20th century her descendants face even more desperate turns of events. Her daughter Brianna is trying to protect her son from a vicious criminal with murder on his mind, while her husband Roger has disappeared into the past...

ebook of the month
Voyager

Voyager

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

This is the third novel in the bestselling outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. Their passionate encounter happened two centuries ago when the gallant renegade Jamie Fraser sent her back to her own time, pregnant with his child, believing he would be killed in the bloody Battle of Culloden in 1746. Now their daughter has grown up and Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Drawn back across the chasm of time she seeks once more the man she could never forget, the destiny she cannot ignore...

ebook of the month
A Breath of Snow and Ashes

A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

This is the sixth novel in the bestselling Outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. Their love has survived the test of time. But can it survive fate? America, 1772. It is only a few years before the war of independence and the colony seethes with unrest. As battle lines are drawn up and loyalties tested, no one is safe in this new country. Jamie Fraser receives a message from Governor Josiah Martin. He wants Jamie's help to keep the backcountry safe for King and Crown. But Jamie knows what's to come. His wife, Claire, has travelled back from the twentieth century and she knows what will happen to those loyal to the King of England. Exile or death. Neither prospect appeals to Jamie. But Claire knows something else. From her own time she's read an article, dated 1776, reporting the destruction by fire of their home on Fraser's Ridge and the death of those who live there. Jamie hopes Claire is wrong, for once, about the future. But only time will tell...

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Drums of Autumn

Drums of Autumn

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

This is the fourth novel in the bestselling outlander series - soon to be a major new TV series. How far will a woman travel to find a father, a lover a destiny? Across seas, across time - across the grave itself. It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. Claire Randall was swept through time into the arms of James Fraser whose love for her became legend - a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Two decades later, Claire travelled back again to reunite with Jamie, this time in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in her own time - their daughter Brianna. Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she risks her own future to try to change history - and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past - or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong...

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The Fiery Cross

The Fiery Cross

Author: Diana Gabaldon Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/02/2015

The time is 1771 and the colony of North Carolina teeters on an uneasy edge - an internal conflict between the colonial aristocratic rich planters and the struggling pioneers of the backcountry is threatening to explode. Jamie Fraser is a man of worth - respected by all, born of good family and possessed at last of the land he has longed for. But Jamie has a lot to lose. His wife, Claire, is known notoriously as a wise woman or a witch. As a traveller from the twentieth century she is all these things and more. Her unique view of the oncoming Revolution is both a deliverance and a danger- a torch that may light Jamie's way in the perilous years ahead or the spark that may ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes. And far more than just their lives hang in the balance. The lives of Jamie's tenants, his daughter Brianna, her husband Roger, his grandson Jemmy, his nephew Ian and his foster son Fergus could all get caught in the blaze. Claire and Jamie know war only as those can who have survived it can. And they will have to use all that knowledge, and more, to follow the path of the fiery cross to battle once more. and try to survive it if they can.

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