Friday, June 20, 2014

The Newest Diana Gabaldon

Just spotted this one yesterday on the ferry:

Written In My Own Heart's Blood - Diana Gabaldon
Written In My Own Heart's Blood
Diana Gabaldon
Delacorte Press
Copyright Date: June 10, 2014

The product description:
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.
I was surprised to see this one yesterday as I hadn't had any inkling that there was a new Diana Gabaldon coming up. Of course, to be honest, I haven't read past The Fiery Cross either, so I have some catching up to do.

In fact, having started on that catching up with A Breath of Snow and Ashes, I'm finding myself completely lost. I can't remember much from the previous books at all. For example, what the heck happened to Roger's voice? That's just from the first chapter... Hopefully I'll find myself remembering things as I read more as I go on.

Either way, despite finding the blurb for the newest book confusing - Obviously a lot of the story rests on the events of A Breath of Snow and Ashes and An Echo In The Bone, I can't wait until I get to read this newest book.

Not to mention getting a chance to get a look at the new Outlander TV show.


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