Outlander Series

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  1. Starlight

    Starlight Gold Member

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    Im currently working my way through the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. Have to admit I bought the first one reluctantly having heard my friend rave about it. Its SO far from my usual genre of book I just knew Id hate it. WRONG! I love it, Ive never got into a series like this before but just love the books.

    Im currently on Book 5 - The Fiery Cross

    Wondered if anyone else had read them??
     
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    Cant believe noones read them :eeek:

    You really dont know what youre missing ;)
     
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    Hiya I have read most of them but have struggled to get through the fiery cross......I just stalled and haven't picked one up in a couple of years now.....think I should persevere??
     
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    I have read them all and think that they are amazing. I just dont want the story of Jaime and Claire to end. Though I did find the letters from William and the stories of the battles tended to be a little slow but then it is part of the story. Overall though I do absolutely love the story of Jaime and Claire.
     
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    Definitely it's worth it c
     
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    I found Echo the hardest to get through there was too much about William in it I have to admit to skimming through much of his story.

    I'm currently re reading them. I hope however the series ends they have a happy ending
     
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    I really hope that there is a very happy ending too. I can imagine that the next book will be enormous - there are a few loose ends to tie up. I cannot wait for the next book though it will be a good couple of years yet.
     
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    I have the first one Cross Stitch to read but havent started it yet as i keep reading something else first!!
     
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    Could be as 'soon' as next year though I think 2013 is more likely. A good friend of mine knows Diana ;).

    I hope the next one focusses on Jamie and Claire a lot more and less on William and LJ
     
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    Oh you should start it it's THE most amazing book. But be warned you'll read nothing else til you finish the entire series ;)
     
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    Thanks I will prob take it on hols with me then so i can get thoroughly engrossed into it
     
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    I have never come across anyone else who has read this series. I absolutely LOVE these books. I have lost count of the amount of times I've read the 1st 3 books (my copy of cross stitch has literally fallen apart from use). Once they leave for the colonies I found them a bit slower plotwise so haven't reread those ones. Once the last book comes out I intend to reread all 8 ( I think) again. I'm really looking forward to the last book to see how it all ends (happily, please!) But am sad at the thought of there being no more books to anticipate.
     
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    Oo something different. Might take me a look at this. Thanks x
     
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    The only one I didnt enjoy so much was Echo in the Bone, too much time spent on other characters for my liking. Ive now got all 7 books on my Kindle.

    Id definitely give the others a go again though, I just love the entire series

    Cant wait for no 8 to come out.... not sure if its the last, there may be more ;)
     
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    Cant wait for no 8 to come out.... not sure if its the last, there may be more ;)[/QUOTE]


    Starlight, you have given me hope ;-)
     
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    Starlight, you have given me hope ;-)[/QUOTE]

    I have a VERY good source for information ;)
     
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    These books are some of my all time favourites, I defy anybody not to love Jamie, he is so nearly Mr Perfect and makes me feel all smooshy. I agree that the later books are going off track a little, but would always read them for the Jamie and Claire, and some other things that I won't mention for those who haven't got that far yet. Suffice to say 2 of my books have fallen apart from over use, I have started collecting them all on my kindle and cannot wait for another book!
     
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    I've got the first one to read, but just not got round to it. I finished the Games of Thrones series and wanted to read books which were a little less intense & didn't want to read a series.

    I do keep looking at it & thinking about starting it. Oh maybe I could start now & finish the series in time for the next book:rolleyes:
     
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