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Subject: I just finished Outlander, thoughts? (possible spoilers)
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 6:17 PM ET
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I wanted to say Thoughts on the series? but it got too long. Anyway! I put it on my wishlist, I might even order it from amazon one of these days, it was fantastic. I'll be hearwrenched when I have to give it back to the library =P

I'm wondering, though, for those who've read the, is it four? Six? Books in the series, how's it going? Is it going to be one of the tragic ones where the love interest / baby dies? I'd like to know if anything like that is going to spoil it for me before I get into it, because I think if it does, the first one ended wonderfully, and I could be satasfied with that.

Did that follow? It's an awful lot of story, and I have a sinking suspicion Gabledon might be a fan of tragedy. I'm not really concerned about knowing pieces of plot, just a little warning before I get too invested in the series would be appriciated =)

Date Posted: 5/23/2008 6:59 PM ET
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Geneve, if you enjoyed Outlander, I think you should keep going.  Jamie, Claire, & Co. are still going strong in the latest book (A Breath of Snow and Ashes), although they endure their share of hardships.  In a way, you are right about the tragedy part, but she never puts anything horrid in there for the sake of just doing it.  Each situation is meaningful and is meant to drive home the urgency of the situation and to help give the other characters, which you'll learn more about later, perspective.  I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Here are the remaining books:

Dragonfly in Amber


Drums of Autumn

The Fiery Cross

A Breath of Snow & Ashes

and two more are going to come out at some point.  Hopefully we will get a release date for Echo in the Bone (book 7) by the end of the year.  I can't be sure of that!

Date Posted: 5/23/2008 11:33 PM ET
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Echo in the Bone isn't supposed to be out unitl sometime 2009...but I haven't seen a for sure release date yet.

Date Posted: 5/24/2008 5:31 AM ET
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I loved the earlier books in this series but the last couple, not so much.

Date Posted: 5/24/2008 8:42 AM ET
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My daughter and I have read up to Fiery Cross. She didn't like (and I'm not sure she finished) Fiery Cross.  It does move a lot slower than the other books, but to me it's kind of refreshing.  The CONTANT running/danger/reaction to all the stressful situations in the other books just gets to be a little much. When you really like a character, you kind of like to see them enjoying themselves and their life in a more normal fashion, too. At least, I do.

As for the original question -- YES, keep reading!  :-)

Subject: Outlander
Date Posted: 5/28/2008 7:22 PM ET
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This is a wonderful series of books.  I think you will love them all.  There aren't any really bad happenings to the major characters yet;  I've read Ashes and Jamie, Claire and their family are all doing well.  I can hardly wait for the next 2 books.