Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446494195

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 9105

The breathtaking new novel from Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon. It's 1758 and Europe is in turmoil - the Seven Years War is taking hold and London is ripe with deceit. The enigmatic Lord John Grey, a nobleman and high-ranking officer in His Majesty's Army, pursues a clandestine love affair and a deadly family secret. Grey's father, the Duke of Pardloe, shot himself just days before he was to be accused of being a Jacobite traitor. Now, seventeen years on, the family name has been redeemed; but an impending marriage revives the scandal. Lord John knows that as Whitehall whispers, rumours all too often lead their victims to the wails of Newgate prison - and to the gallows. From barracks and parade-grounds to the bloody battlefields of Prussia, Grey faces danger and forbidden passions in his search for the truth. But it is in the stony fells of the Lake District that he finds the man who may hold the key to his quest: the enigmatic Jacobite prisoner Jamie Fraser. Eighteenth-century Europe is brought startlingly to life in this compelling adventure mystery.
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Die Sünde der Brüder

Ein Lord-John-Roman

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426435802

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3249

Der zweite Band der Lord-John-Saga endlich wieder lieferbar! Alle Fans der berühmten "Outlander"-Reihe von Diana Gabaldon kennen Lord John Grey als einen von Jamie Frasers besten Freunden. Doch auch abseits der Ereignisse aus "Outlander" erlebt er spannende Abenteuer. England, 1758: Vor siebzehn Jahren wurde Lord Johns Vater tot mit einer Pistole in der Hand aufgefunden. Nun erwacht die Erinnerung an die Vergangenheit, als Johns Bruder von einem unbekannten Absender eine Seite aus dem Tagebuch ihres Vaters zugeschickt wird. Um herauszufinden, wer dahinter steckt, wendet Lord John sich an den einzigen Mann, dem er noch vertrauen kann: Jamie Fraser. Aber der Siebenjährige Krieg, eine verbotene Affäre und Jamies eigene Geheimnisse erschweren Lord Johns Bestrebungen, endlich die Wahrheit über den Tod seines Vaters herauszufinden.
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Die Hand des Teufels

Drei Lord-John-Kurzromane

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641127947

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4630

Brillant erzählt, temporeich und von gewohnt hinreißendem Humor – typisch Gabaldon! Den Millionen Fans von Diana Gabaldons Highland-Saga ist Lord John Grey seit langem bestens bekannt. Von den Lesern als treuer Freund des Helden Jamie Fraser geschätzt und geliebt, werden seine Auftritte in jedem neuen Roman mit Begeisterung erwartet. Doch auch zwischen seinen Erlebnissen in der Welt von Jamie und Claire führt der englische Offizier im London des 18. Jahrhunderts ein faszinierendes Eigenleben! – In diesen drei fesselnden Kurzromanen hat Lord John wieder einmal eine Reihe von dramatischen Abenteuern zu bestehen – und sieht sich schließlich sogar mit einer übersinnlichen Mordserie konfrontiert...
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Die Fackeln der Freiheit

Ein Lord-John-Roman

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641075351

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 8582

Abenteuer, Leidenschaft und Spannung – Diana Gabaldon macht süchtig! Lord John Grey hat ein Dilemma: Am liebsten würde er Jamie Fraser, der sein Dasein als Strafgefangener in Helwater fristet, nie wiedersehen. Doch seine Offiziersehre verpflichtet ihn, eine politische Intrige aufzuklären, deren Schlüssel allein bei Fraser liegt. Doch auch Jamie Fraser steht vor einer schwierigen Entscheidung. Wenn er sich weigert, John Grey bei den Ermittlungen gegen ein Nest jakobitischer Verschwörer zu helfen, setzt er alles aufs Spiel, was er liebt. Ist er Grey jedoch zu Willen, geht er das Risiko ein, alte Kameraden zu verraten. Doch die Katastrophe von Culloden, bei der Jamie seine geliebte Claire verloren hat, wirft einen langen Schatten, und Jamie muss verhindern, dass sich die Jakobiten erneut erheben – und erneut dem Untergang entgegen gehen. Unfreiwillig vereint, verfolgen der Offizier und der Rebell ein gemeinsames Ziel – und besinnen sich zögernd der Freundschaft, die sie einst verband. Der dritte Band der Lord-John-Saga.
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Das Meer der Lügen

Ein Lord-John-Roman

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641059941

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1775

Den Millionen Fans von Diana Gabaldons Highland-Saga ist Lord John Grey bestens bekannt: als treuer Freund und geistreicher Briefpartner des Helden Jamie Fraser. Doch auch zwischen seinen Auftritten in der Welt von Jamie und Claire führt der englische Offizier ein faszinierendes Eigenleben! London, 1757. Soeben aus dem schottischen Zwangsexil zurückgekehrt, wird Lord John mit einem äußerst heiklen Auftrag betraut. Und gerät unversehens in ein gefährliches Netz aus Mord, Intrige, Erpressung – und verzweifelter Liebe.
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Lord John and the Hand of Devils

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446494209

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9156

Sweeping historical drama from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author. A keepsake collection of Lord John Grey's shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fan's library, Lord John and the Hand of the Devils brings these three unique novellas together for the first time. Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels (and chronologically precedes the novel Lord John and the Private Matter). A young diplomat is killed in the street as he begs Lord John for help. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey In Lord John and the Succubus, Grey's assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious 'night-hag,' who spreads fear and death among the troops. Acknowledging that he is unlikely to fall victim to a succubus, Lord John is obliged to contend with the marauding night-hag before the enemy arrives. This tale with a touch of the supernatural bridges the action between Gabaldon's two full-length Lord John tales. Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiry's questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld (a central action in Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade). Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot -- haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face.
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A Plague of Zombies: An Outlander Novella

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0345546466

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

View: 3075

Diana Gabaldon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, delivers a captivating tale of history and suspense, with a touch of the supernatural, featuring Lord John Grey. This novella, originally published as “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies,” is now available as a standalone eBook. Lord John Grey, a lieutenant-colonel in His Majesty’s army, arrives in Jamaica with orders to quash a slave rebellion brewing in the mountains. But a much deadlier threat lies close at hand. The governor of the island is being menaced by zombies, according to a servant. Lord John has no idea what a zombie is, but it doesn’t sound good. It sounds even worse when hands smelling of grave dirt come out of the darkness to take him by the throat. Between murder in the governor’s mansion and plantations burning in the mountains, Lord John will need the wisdom of serpents and the luck of the devil to keep the island from exploding. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s novels featuring Lord John Grey “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail, on The Scottish Prisoner “[Diana Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.”—The Washington Post, on Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade “[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.”—Booklist, on Lord John and the Private Matter
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Zeit der Stürme

Vier Highland-Kurzromane

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442380015

Category:

Page: 448

View: 1695

Prall, lustvoll, kühn - diese Romane machen süchtig 1759: Kurz vor Beginn des Krieges erreicht Lord John Grey Kanada, wo ihm inmitten der Schrecken die Augen für kleine Wunder geöffnet werden. 1761: Lord John Grey wird nach Jamaica entsandt, um einen Aufstand niederzuschlagen. Doch die Rebellen greifen auf die finstersten Wurzeln ihrer Kultur zurück - Voodoo! 1778: Der Graf von St. Germain ist überzeugt, dass Joan das Geheimnis der Unsterblichkeit besitzt. Doch sie steht unter dem Schutz ihres schottischen Cousins Michael Murray. 1940: Der Armee-Flieger Jeremy MacKenzie wird in die Vergangenheit geschleudert - und begegnet dort seiner Zukunft. Diana Gabaldon war Honorarprofessorin für Tiefseebiologie und Zoologie an der Universität von Arizona, bevor sie sich hauptberuflich dem Schreiben widmete. Bereits ihr erster Roman "Feuer und Stein" wurde international zu einem gigantischen Erfolg und führte dazu, dass Millionen von Lesern zu begeisterten Fans ihrer Romane wurden. Zuletzt wurde Gabaldons Highland-Saga unter dem Titel "Outlander" hochkarätig fürs Fernsehen verfilmt. Diana Gabaldon ist Mutter dreier erwachsener Kinder und lebt mit ihrem Mann in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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The Scottish Prisoner

A Novel

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0345533496

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 3171

“This could be the worthy Lord John Grey’s breakout novel, as readers are treated to large dollops of Outlander hero Jamie Fraser.”—Booklist A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is a masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood. London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. Praise for The Scottish Prisoner “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail “As always, Gabaldon goes above and beyond. . . . If you love historical fiction, this book could be a good entrance point into the Outlander world.”—Bookreporter
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Der magische Steinkreis

Das große Kompendium zur Highland-Saga

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641127939

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

View: 9416

Nach den vier bisher erschienenen Bestsellern ihrer großen Highland-Saga präsentiert Diana Gabaldon hier ein hochinformatives Begleitbuch für alle Fans – und solche, die es werden wollen. Es gewährt einen spannenden und unterhaltsamen Blick „hinter die Kulissen“ der zeitlosen Liebe von Claire und Jamie. Die Geschichte hinter der Geschichte also... Aus dem Inhalt: - Die Inhaltsangaben zu allen vier erschienenen Romanen - Eine umfassende Darstellung aller wichtigen Charaktere der Saga inklusive „Stammbäumen“ - Ein ausführliches Glossar der gälischen Ausdrücke mit Tipps zur korrekten Aussprache - Eine kleine Einführung in die Heilpflanzenkunde, die Claire im 18. Jahrhundert praktiziert Leseproben der noch unveröffentlichten Romane 5 und 6 und vieles, vieles mehr!
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Feuer und Stein - Eine Liebe in den Highlands

Graphic Novel

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641068177

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1489

Die größte Liebesgeschichte aller Zeiten - jetzt als Graphic Novel Jamie Fraser kehrt nach einer langen Zeit der Verbannung in seine Heimat Schottland zurück. Seine Liebe zu den Highlands ist größer als seine Abscheu vor den Intrigen und Kämpfen der Clans oder als sein Hass auf die Engländer. Doch all das verblasst, als er Claire Randall kennenlernt. Und auch wenn Jamie weiß, dass ihn seine Liebe zu der schönen jungen Frau in große Schwierigkeiten bringen wird, ist er gerne bereit, sich für Claire allem zu stellen, was das Schicksal gegen ihn aufbietet. Wenn sie ihm doch nur ein Zeichen geben würde, dass sie seine Liebe erwidert ...
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The Custom of the Army (Novella)

An Outlander Novella

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0345541022

Category: Fiction

Page: 76

View: 5182

Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, weaves an engrossing tale of war, history, and suspense in this original novella—now available as a standalone eBook—featuring returning hero Lord John Grey. London, 1759. After a high society electric-eel party leads to a duel that ends badly, Lord John Grey feels the need to lie low for a while. Conveniently, before starting his new commission in His Majesty’s army, Lord John receives an urgent summons. An old friend from the military, Charlie Carruthers, is facing court-martial in Canada, and has called upon Lord John to serve as his character witness. Grey voyages to the New World—a land rife with savages (many of them on his own side) and cleft by war—where he soon finds that he must defend not only his friend’s life but his own. Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s novels featuring Lord John Grey “Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail, on The Scottish Prisoner “[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.”—Booklist, on Lord John and the Private Matter “From London’s literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes in the Seven Years’ War, [Diana Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.”—The Washington Post, on Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
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Outlander - Echo der Hoffnung

Roman

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Knaur eBook

ISBN: 3426451999

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

View: 2825

In Band 7 der erfolgreichen „Outlander“-Serie von Welt-Bestseller-Autorin Diana Gabaldon erwartet die Fans der großen Historien- und Zeitreise-Saga erneut ein opulentes Epos voller Leidenschaft und Liebe, Kampf und Rebellion. Dabei führt der Weg von Diana Gabaldons großem Liebespaar, Claire und Jamie, diesmal zurück nach Schottland, wo erneut Abenteuer, Leidenschaft, Romantik und Spannung auf die Liebenden warten. Inmitten der Wirren des amerikanischen Unabhängigkeitskrieges beschließt Jamie Fraser 1777, mit seiner geliebten Claire nach Schottland zu reisen. Er will seine Druckerpresse aus Edinburgh holen, um die Rebellen zu unterstützen. Heißt es nicht, die Feder sei mächtiger als das Schwert? Die Reise birgt so manche Gefahr für die Liebenden, während ihre Freunde sich in den zunehmend blutigeren Gefechten auf verfeindeten Seiten wiederfinden. Der 7. Band der Outlander-Saga wieder in exklusiver Premiumausstattung! - Band 1: Feuer und Stein - Band 2: Die geliehene Zeit - Band 3: Ferne Ufer - Band 4: Der Ruf der Trommel - Band 5: Das flammende Kreuz - Band 6: Ein Hauch von Schnee und Asche „Es kann nur eine geben – Diana Gabaldon ist die Mutter aller Highlander!“ Brigitte
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Drums of Autumn

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 9780440335177

Category: Fiction

Page: 1120

View: 3221

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross. The magnificent saga continues.... It began in Scotland, at an ancient stone circle. There, a doorway, open to a select few, leads into the past—or the grave. Claire Randall survived the extraordinary passage, not once but twice. Her first trip swept her into the arms of Jamie Fraser, an eighteenth-century Scot whose love for her became legend—a tale of tragic passion that ended with her return to the present to bear his child. Her second journey, two decades later, brought them together again in frontier America. But Claire had left someone behind in the twentieth century. Their daughter, Brianna.... Now Brianna has made a disturbing discovery that sends her to the stone circle and a terrifying leap into the unknown. In search of her mother and the father she has never met, she is risking her own future to try to change history...and to save their lives. But as Brianna plunges into an uncharted wilderness, a heartbreaking encounter may strand her forever in the past...or root her in the place she should be, where her heart and soul belong....
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The Outlander Series Bundle: Books 1, 2, 3, and 4

Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0804181136

Category: Fiction

Page: 3472

View: 6017

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: OUTLANDER DRAGONFLY IN AMBER VOYAGER 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 From the Boxed Set edition.
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An Echo in the Bone

A Novel

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 9780440338871

Category: Fiction

Page: 832

View: 4832

Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In An Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall. Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the barrel of a gun. Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it. Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America. With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure—a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood.
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The Outlandish Companion Volume Two

The Companion to The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0440246458

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 1886

Perfect for readers of the bestselling Outlander novels—and don’t miss the revised and updated first volume of The Outlandish Companion! More than a decade ago, #1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon delighted her legions of fans with The Outlandish Companion, an indispensable guide to all the Outlander books at the time. But that edition was just a taste of things to come. Since that publication, there have been four more Outlander novels, a side series, assorted novellas, and one smash-hit Starz original television series. Now Gabaldon serves up The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two, an all-new guide to the latest books in the series. Written with Gabaldon’s signature wit and intelligence, this compendium is bursting with generous commentary and juicy insider details, including • a complete chronology of the series thus far • full synopses of A Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood • recaps of the Lord John Grey novels: Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner • a who’s who of the cast of Outlander characters, cross-referenced by book • detailed maps and floor plans • a bibliographic guide to research sources • essays on subjects as wide ranging as Outlandish controversies regarding sex and violence, the unique responsibilities of a writer of historical fiction, and Gabaldon’s writing process • a guided tour of the clothes, food, and music of the eighteenth century • a Scottish glossary and pronunciation guide • personal photos from the author taken on the set of the Starz Outlander series As entertaining, sweeping, and addictive as the series itself, this second volume of The Outlandish Companion is a one (or two)-of-a-kind gift from an incomparable author.
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Written in My Own Heart's Blood

A Novel

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 044024644X

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

View: 8273

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKLIST In her now classic novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon told the story of Claire Randall, an English ex-combat nurse who walks through a stone circle in the Scottish Highlands in 1946, and disappears . . . into 1743. The story unfolded 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 across [centuries].” Now the story continues in Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. 1778: France declares war on Great Britain, the British army leaves Philadelphia, 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 pieces. The Frasers can only be thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe in twentieth-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 has 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. Praise for Written in My Own Heart’s Blood “[Written in My Own Heart’s Blood] features all the passion and swashbuckling that fans of this historical fantasy series have come to expect.”—People “Another breakneck, rip-roaring, oh-so-addictive page-turner from Gabaldon . . . Take a deep breath, jump aboard, and enjoy the ride.”—Library Journal “With her Outlander series, Gabaldon . . . successfully [juggles] a sizable and captivating cast of characters; developing thrilling plotlines that borrow equally from adventure, history, and romance; and meticulously integrating a wealth of fascinating period details into the story without slowing down the pace. The result is a sprawling and enthralling saga that is guaranteed to keep readers up long past their bedtimes.”—Booklist (starred review) From the Hardcover edition.
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Outlander

A Novel

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Dell

ISBN: 0440335167

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

View: 6814

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read 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, Claire learns 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. This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content: • An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series • An interview with Diana Gabaldon • An Outlander reader’s guide Praise for Outlander “Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle “History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News
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Feuer und Stein

Roman

Author: Diana Gabaldon

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641059968

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 1015

Outlander 1: Der erste Band der legendären Highland-Saga! 1945 verbringt Claire Randall die zweiten Flitterwochen mit ihrem Mann in Schottland. Als sie bei einem Spaziergang einen magischen Steinkreis berührt, verliert sie das Bewusstsein - und erwacht im Jahr 1743, im Schlachtgetümmel schottischer Rebellen. Sie kämpfen gegen die englische Besatzung: Highlander, geprägt von Rebellion und Verrat, von Aufklärung, Aberglaube und Hexenwahn. Und mitten unter ihnen Claire – eine Frau des 20. Jahrhunderts, die die Menschen durch ihr seltsames Auftreten in Aufruhr versetzt. Da begegnet sie James Fraser, dem mutigen Clanführer, der ihr mehr als einmal in lebensbedrohlichen Situationen zu Hilfe eilt.
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