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'Gabaldon's vast and sweeping account of the war is so intricately plotted and peopled that one is amazed she could conceive and write it in only seven years' Independent
The author of the Sunday Times bestselling Outlander series returns with the newest novel in the epic tale.
Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising of 1745, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.
It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser's Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.
Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell's tea-kettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his own tenants are split and the war is on his doorstep. It's only a matter of time before the shooting starts.
Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father's identity - and thus his own. Lord John Grey also has reconciliations to make and dangers to meet . . . on his son's behalf, and his own.
Meanwhile, the Southern Colonies blaze, and the Revolution creeps ever closer to Fraser's Ridge. And Claire, the physician, wonders how much of the blood to be spilt will belong to those she loves.
'Go Tell the Bees is packed with everything readers love about the Outlander series' Guardian
'Gabaldon is a gifted world-builder, and her attention to the unglamorous details of life in the past, like digging privies, plus authentic portraits of marriage and relationships lift her series' Daily Telegraph
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Diana Gabaldon’s multimillion-selling Outlander series has kept readers captivated across eight books. Its ninth (of a planned 10) might be the best yet. For the uninitiated, Gabaldon’s heroine is Claire Randall: a 20th-century British nurse capable of time travel. She ventures back to 18th-century Scotland and embarks upon extravagant adventures (and a fair bit more besides) with Jamie Fraser, a Highland warrior. Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone zips us forward to 1779 and the American Revolution. The couple are finally reunited with their daughter and her family, but there’s trouble brewing all across the fledgling republic. Gabaldon captures post-Revolution America with a richness befitting of her masterful series, and fans will be spellbound by the twists and turns.