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December 19th, 2009, 01:59 PM
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Has anybody else read any of the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon? I just got the new one from the library today. I've been waiting on it for 4 years.

She's awesome. It's like a combo of historical romance, sci fi, and education. She used to be a marine biologist and wrote the story for Disney comics. I wonder if she's Pisces. LOL. Very dual aspects to the stories.

For those who haven't heard of it, it's about a woman who accidently goes back in time to Scotland in the 1700's. She falls in love with a Scottish outlaw. It's all about her adventures and trying to get back to her right time. It's really cool though because it's not sappy or anything and has a ton of historical facts. It's really hard to pin down into a genre.
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December 19th, 2009, 03:51 PM
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I haven't even heard of this series but it wounds good! I'll have to see if my library has it. I'll be sure to check it out.
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December 19th, 2009, 07:33 PM
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I just discovered Diana Gabaldon this year. I read a lot of recommendations but never got around to her books until recently. Love her! I've only read the first three in the series, Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. I am slowly pacing myself because I know she takes a long time between books. lol

I didn't know about the story originally being for Disney comics. That sounds interesting. I'll have to look into that.

Have you read her Lord John series as well? I plan to read that as well when I get the time.

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December 20th, 2009, 05:24 AM
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Oh, the story wasn't from that. Sorry. She used to write for Disney comics

She is amazing. I got the first four books at a yardsale for a quarter apeice. That's the best dollar I've ever spent!!!

I tried one of them but only got a little way in. They're short & I didn't like it as much. I may go back and read them though.
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December 20th, 2009, 01:56 PM
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Wow, she has such an interesting background then, her studies in marine biology, writing for Disney comics, then writing these great books.

Jenn
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December 24th, 2009, 11:49 AM
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OMG. I just finished it. Dang it was so good. I can't wait another 4 years. LOL
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December 26th, 2009, 11:43 PM
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That's why I'm taking my time reading this series! But 4 years is worth the wait for her books.

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March 14th, 2010, 08:22 AM
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I've been told that according to Diana Gabaldon, the Lord John series is to be read in conjunction with the Outlander series in the following order:

Outlander
Dragonfly in Amber
Voyager
Lord John & the Private Matter
Lord John & the Hand of Devils
Lord John & the Brotherhood of the Blade
Drums of Autumn
Outlandish Companion
The Fiery Cross
Breath of Snow & Ashes
Echo in the Bone

Well, it's too late for me since I've already read Drums of Autumn.

I've also read that Gabaldon is working on Lord John & the Scottish Prisoner. Hmmmm..... I wonder who that Scottish prisoner could be???
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March 15th, 2010, 02:27 PM
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i've read Outlander & Dragonfly in Amber. i'm about 200 pages into Voyager.
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I read the entire series a few years ago right through to "A breath of Snow and Ashes" (Is that the right title?) I have not yet read the new one but I am dying to!! I will read the entire series again before I read the new book - I plan to buy the entire set. They are amazing books! I LOVE Diana Gabaldon! I have read the Lord John books too but I like the Outlander books the best. : )
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March 19th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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So since you've read both series, do you think that the Lord John series needs to be read together with Outlander?
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March 19th, 2010, 03:06 PM
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No it doesn't really, but its better to read them all so you get the big picture : )
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March 19th, 2010, 09:36 PM
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