There’s never been a better time to discover the novels behind the blockbuster Starz original series Outlander. Blending rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story, here are the first four books of Diana Gabaldon’s New York Times bestselling saga that introduced the world to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser:
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
DRUMS OF AUTUMN
Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743. Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.
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
“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
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Spending the last month reading all 4 books, having not ever read such a long series of books, being so involved with reading, in bed, in the pub, waiting for someone, whatever the case. Was a little impatient when Roger was gone, I came out of my room “what happened to Roger ??!!!!” Skimmed through 2 chapters to get back to the excitement. And find out what had happened to Roger.
Now seeing more novel on the outlander series
It will be a nice winter reading as I work in the arctic building ice roads 😁
Very much enjoy the books after being stock and not willing to wait for the next starz season. Had to know what happened.
I’m hooked, rereading the series and awaiting the next installment!
It gets better....
Ever time I’ve read the series I learn how much depth Diana has intertwined every character. Diana’s ability to reach into the characters viscera, and bring you up for air is spellbinding. Next time I go through the whole series I’m going to take notes, because Diana will pull from the old, to bring out the new heart-bounding books to come. I thoroughly enjoyed this series.