The epic journey continues with WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S
BLOOD, the eighth book in the renowned and addicting
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. For readers
in starting this series, it's absolutely essential to
at the beginning as this series follows the same
and you'll no doubt miss crucial details that create a
massive impact on how you will enjoy this book and series
general. If you are reading this, then I assume are a
massive Outlander fanatic like I am to be able to endure
read what feels like a million pages just to find out what
happens to these beloved characters.
In WRITTIN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD, the cast of characters
has grown and Gabaldon
spends considerable time in each of their heads,
highlighting their emotions, their vulnerabilities and
conflicts in a bright spot light. I have no doubt that if
you loved the previous books in the series, you will adore
this book because it follows the same pattern. Jamie
continues to suffer every horrible thing imaginable and
you think the poor guy can't experience something worse,
does. Gabaldon just adores torturing her characters.
If you're looking for a story that will take you on a
journey, Outlander is the series for you.
telling abilities will take you back to see what happened
Jamie while he was away and also about what Claire was
in that time too. Some scenes are more easier to read than
others, but one the is for sure, there is a ton of
packed into it.
Previously secondary characters in the other books are now
getting more and more page time. Characters like Roger and
Bree, William, Ian and Rachel, and more all get
acknowledgements. There's also John who seems to suffer
almost as much as Jamie does. As a result, I think he has
become one of my favorite characters to the series. He
brings so much to the story that I don't think it would be
the same without him.
Trust that you'll be taken care of in Diana Gabaldon's
hands. Not only do you get a story that is wrought with
tension and heartbreak, but I'm sure you'll also find a
hero to love.
In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat
who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands
in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story
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
[centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My
Own Heart’s Blood.
war on Great Britain, the British army leaves
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 Frasers can only be thankful
their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in
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
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.