Diana Gabaldon Message Board
coni wadley posts on 12/31/2008 9:38:22 PM
i recently found a trilogy of books by an author named J. Ardian Lee that Gabaldon fans will love. "Son of The Sword", "Sword of King James", and "Outlaw Sword". You just can't help but compare it to the Outlander Series. The main character, Dylan Matheson, is so much like Jamie in his unyielding courage, dedication to honor, and devotion to family. Great historical details and awesome characters. published by Ace Books, a division of Penquin Group. Enjoy!!!
fantasy posts on 5/4/2008 12:17:18 AM
finding out that the next book would not be relesed till fall of 2009 really sent me for a loop. I had been preparing for a fall 2008 release by rereading all the novels, for the third time, and thought I had my time table planned out perfectly. I always say if Jamie and Claire walked in the door anywhere I'd know them. They are most memorable and real characters. Love them.
fantasy posts on 5/3/2008 11:57:18 PM
finding out that the next book would not be relesed till fall of 2009 really sent me for a loop. I had been preparing for a fall 2008 release by rereading all the novels, for the third time, and thought I had my time table planned out perfectly
Debra posts on 4/24/2008 12:20:43 AM
I have read Outlander 5 times, Dragonfly in Amber 4, counting the book on tape that I am just finishing--I travel a lot. The lady that did the audiotape for Dragonfly in Amber, Davina Porter, was incredible and brings the characters to life just as I would expect to hear them. My heart broke once again at Claire and Jamie's separation. These two novels, and the third, Voyager, are incredible, and are my favorite books, and I read a lot! "Drums in Autumn", "The Fiery Cross" amd "Breath of Snow and Ashes" are also beloved, but more to know what happens next to Claire and Jamie than for the novels themselves. I believe the first two should be considered literature--not romance novel or sci- fi novel. They were just great writing from a brand new author. I purchased "Lord John and the Private Matter" our of respect for the writer, but did not get any farther than the first few pages.
Kimberley posts on 1/17/2008 6:57:59 PM
I just started the second lord john book and it started off kind of slow but it is definately picking up (aprox. pg.60). If you stick with it by that point it starts to mention Helwater so it brings the other books in a lot more then the private matter. And don't worry whoever mention it, I don't know one person who can only read those books once.
Lyssa posts on 1/17/2008 10:42:23 AM
Oh I read them again all the time. I have read all of them three times from start to finish. I often read portions again when I am bored. They really have spoiled me for all other novels! Everything I read now gets judged by her work and it always comes up short. LOL
Anyone read the latest Sara Donati? Queen of Swords? I didn't like it as well as the first three because of all the emphasis on tarot cards. But I love the characters in her books. Closest thing to DG's writing I have ever gotten. Almost as good but not quite!
I haven't read it but I heard the new Lord John book is not as good. Anyone care to comment?
Brenda Maddron posts on 1/17/2008 9:30:51 AM
I don't know if I am nuts but does anyone else out there read all the Outlander books and then start all over again rereading them? I can't tell you how many times in the last two years that I have done this.
vanessa burns posts on 1/17/2008 7:37:31 AM
This is my first time writing here and I have only just found this site... I have been waiting it feels like ages for diana's next book with Jamie and Claire... I enjoyed her books a great deal... and although I have read many different authors I seem to love her characters the best... weather you love the books or not or you think that they are not either up to par or whatever else you think is wrong with them ... you should just enjoy the fact that she is a good writer with a wonderful story to tell and enjoy it for what it is .. a love story between two people that can cross the boundaries of time... Just enjoy them!!!
Betty Brockett posts on 9/24/2007 5:37:52 PM
I would like to know how to pronounc the name that Jamie uses when he talks to Claire. The word is
It would be nice to have the proper way to think it when I read.
Shannon Denney posts on 12/19/2006 6:24:33 PM
I love that Claire and Jaime have found each other. I know that I have loved the person I married, but in my soul would love to have him be the "free" man that Jaime was. I feel that Claire loved the man she was with and yet gave her soul to the man she was given and could give back back to unequivocally. Perfection.
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