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Diana Gabaldon

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Diana Gabaldon was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on January 11, 1952. She has a B.S. in zoology, a M.S. in marine biology, and a Ph.D. in quantitative behavioral ecology. She has worked as a university professor and has written freelance for various magazines and companies such as Walt Disney. She vis mere writes the Outlander series, which was adapted into a television series. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Diana Gabaldon

Outlander (1991) 23,728 eksemplarer
Dragonfly in Amber (1992) 13,629 eksemplarer
Voyager (1993) 11,944 eksemplarer
Drums of Autumn (1996) 10,885 eksemplarer
The Fiery Cross (2001) 9,786 eksemplarer
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (2005) 8,893 eksemplarer
An Echo in the Bone (2009) 6,313 eksemplarer
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (2014) 3,821 eksemplarer
Lord John and the Private Matter (2003) 3,654 eksemplarer
The Outlandish Companion (1999) 2,078 eksemplarer
The Scottish Prisoner (2011) 1,827 eksemplarer
Lord John and the Hand of Devils (2007) 1,815 eksemplarer
Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (2021) 1,545 eksemplarer
A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows (2010) 592 eksemplarer
The Space Between (2014) 464 eksemplarer
Virgins (2013) 373 eksemplarer
The Outlandish Companion, Volume Two (2015) 337 eksemplarer
The Custom of the Army (2012) 320 eksemplarer
Lord John and the Plague of Zombies (2011) 316 eksemplarer
Lord John and the Hell-Fire Club (1998) 219 eksemplarer
Outlander, Books 1-4 (1996) 213 eksemplarer
The Outlander Series (1990) 212 eksemplarer
Outlander, Books 1-8 (1995) 151 eksemplarer
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2020 (2020) — Redaktør — 112 eksemplarer
The Lord John Series 4-Book Bundle (2012) 72 eksemplarer
Drums of Autumn, Part 2 (1998) 66 eksemplarer
Outlander, Books 5-8 (2015) 61 eksemplarer
Dragonfly in Amber, Part 1 (1992) 61 eksemplarer
Voyager, Part 1 (1995) 60 eksemplarer
Voyager, Part 2 (1995) 58 eksemplarer
Dragonfly in Amber, Part 2 (1992) 56 eksemplarer
A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Part 1 (2006) 45 eksemplarer
Outlander, Part 1 (1999) 45 eksemplarer
The Fiery Cross, Part 2 (2002) 44 eksemplarer
The Fiery Cross, Part 1 (2002) 44 eksemplarer
An Echo in the Bone, Part 1 (2010) 39 eksemplarer
Drums of Autumn, Part 1 (1998) 39 eksemplarer
A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Part 2 (2006) 34 eksemplarer
Outlander, Part 2 (1999) 32 eksemplarer
An Echo in the Bone, Part 2 (2010) 32 eksemplarer
A Fugitive Green (2018) 25 eksemplarer
Besieged (2018) 19 eksemplarer
Outlander, Books 1-5 19 eksemplarer
Past Prologue (2018) 19 eksemplarer
Outlander, Books 1-6 (2003) 17 eksemplarer
Outlander, Books 1-3 (2016) 16 eksemplarer
Le Temps des rêves (2003) 12 eksemplarer
Red Ant's Head (2004) 9 eksemplarer
Humane Killer (2014) 6 eksemplarer
[Unidentified Works] 6 eksemplarer
The Fiery Cross, Part 3 (2005) 5 eksemplarer
Kertokaa se mehiläisille. Osa I (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Matkantekijä 3 eksemplarer
The Castellan 2 eksemplarer
Kertokaa se mehiläisille. Osa 2 (2023) 2 eksemplarer
O resgate do mar 1 eksemplar
Lord John y la mano del diablo (2013) 1 eksemplar
Outlander Novels. 1 eksemplar
Yabanci (2010) 1 eksemplar
DIANA GABALDON 12C PPK (1999) 1 eksemplar
Hide 1 eksemplar
Surgeon's Steel 1 eksemplar
Outlander, Books 5-7 (2016) 1 eksemplar
Kara ve Kül: 1. Kitap' (2014) 1 eksemplar
Outlander T.02 Le talisman (2015) 1 eksemplar
Atesin Cagrisi Kisim - 2 (2012) 1 eksemplar

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Common Sense (1776) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver5,157 eksemplarer
Legends II: New Short Novels by the Masters of Modern Fantasy (2003) — Bidragyder — 1,253 eksemplarer
Dangerous Women (2013) — Bidragyder — 1,121 eksemplarer
Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love (2010) — Bidragyder — 727 eksemplarer
Warriors (2010) — Bidragyder — 641 eksemplarer
Down These Strange Streets (2011) — Bidragyder — 503 eksemplarer
No Rest for the Dead: A Serial Novel (2011) — Bidragyder — 405 eksemplarer
Legends II: Dragon, Sword, and King (1999) — Bidragyder — 336 eksemplarer
MatchUp (2017) — Bidragyder — 314 eksemplarer
Naked Came the Phoenix: A Serial Novel (2001) — Bidragyder — 305 eksemplarer
Out of Avalon: An Anthology of Old Magic & New Myths (15-in-1) (2001) — Bidragyder — 296 eksemplarer
Fourteen Days: A Collaborative Novel (2022) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 159 eksemplarer
Phoenix Noir (2009) — Bidragyder — 137 eksemplarer
Excalibur (1995) — Bidragyder — 124 eksemplarer
Past Poisons (2005) — Bidragyder — 110 eksemplarer
Outlander: Season One: Volume One (2014) — Original book — 109 eksemplarer
Outlander: Season One: Volume Two (2015) — Original book — 92 eksemplarer
Dangerous Women 2 (2014) — Bidragyder — 92 eksemplarer
Outlander, Season 1 (2014) — Original book — 64 eksemplarer
Writing Romances: A Handbook by the Romance Writers of America (1997) — Bidragyder — 63 eksemplarer
Jane Eyre: Writer's Digest Annotated Classics (2014) — Forord — 54 eksemplarer
Outlander, Seasons 1-2 12 eksemplarer
The Haunted West, Volume 1 (2018) — Forord — 2 eksemplarer

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I know I am repeating myself every time I write up a review for one of Diana Gabaldon’s books, but let me state it once again: I am not a fan of romance and chick lit, nor a member of its target audience, but that said, I do cotton to a good time travel story, and a well-done piece of historical fiction. And for that reason, I’ve found myself drawn to the adventures of Claire Randall, and Jamie Fraser, she a nurse from mid-20th Century Britain who goes through a portal in time, and finds the love of her life in a lusty Scottish highlander. Gabaldon’s books are dense with historical detail, and she does know how to spin a yarn and weave a story that keeps me coming back because I simply want to see what is going to happen next. The first two books in the series, OUTLANDER and DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, established the nature of Claire and Jamie’s peculiar relationship, including how they come together when she accidently passes from the
1940’s to 200 years in the past after stepping between a pair ancient stones in the Scottish countryside. The second book ends on the eve of the battle of Culloden, where the doomed Scottish rebels under the command of Charles Stuart were crushed by the ruthless British forces. Jamie compels a pregnant Claire to return to her own time, while he prepares to meet his fate at the hands of the British army.

The third book in the series, VOYAGER, picks up the story in the year of 1968, where Claire, after returning to her husband Frank, has raised Jamie’s daughter Brianna and become a doctor in her own right. She has always assumed that Jamie perished at Culloden, but now, decades later, some obscure historical research reveals that the love of her life actually did survive the battle. This being a lustily romantic series, nothing will stop Claire from returning to 18th Century Scotland, and rekindling her love with the red-headed hunk who swept her off her feet so many years in the past. With Brianna’s blessing, Claire goes back through the portal to the Scotland of the 1760s, to see if she and Jamie can’t start up again where they left off. That is the central premise of VOYAGER, and Gabaldon gets the most out of it. And at nearly 1100 pages in length, there is a lot of “most of it” in this book. Because two decades have passed since our two lovers parted, a good deal of the first few hundred pages are concerned with Claire and Jamie’s lives while they were apart. This necessitates some deft maneuvering with the POV for some chapters, as Claire recounts her story in first person, while Jamie’s post Culloden adventures is told in the third person. His story is one of fortuitous turns of fate, narrow escapes, a stint in a British prison, servitude to the nobility, and the rebuilding of his life as a free man. It was a narrative that held my interest, more so than 20th Century Claire who endures a troubled relationship with Frank before being widowed, raising a daughter, and getting an education to become a doctor. Ultimately, Claire and Jamie are reunited. That is when I thought this book really kicked things up a notch and this story became a real adventure. There’s smuggling and pirates, bordellos and buried treasure, old supporting characters and new ones, a return to France, and best of all, an 18th Century sea-going trip to the Caribbean, that includes a sojourn on a typhoid-ridden British man-of-war, in search of Jamie’s kidnapped nephew, Ian. Late in the book, there is the long-anticipated reappearance of one of my favorite villains in the series, before there is another turn of fate that sets up the fourth book in the series.

I am a sucker for a good sea-going story and for that reason alone, I liked VOYAGER. I think Gabaldon was wise to shift the narrative away from Britain and Scotland shortly after Claire and Jamie reunite, not that there weren’t dramatic possibilities in staying there, but the wider world offers so much more. And make no mistake, there is a lot of drama in this book, especially when it comes to just what Jamie was up to during those years when he and Claire were separated by a couple of centuries. I thought Claire’s “I don’t know you” reaction to one of them was a tired romantic cliché, while the other, which involves a son fathered under what could only be duress is a subplot that will likely turn up in another volume. As with most romantic fiction, the Gabaldon makes it plain that her male hero is quite the hunk, irresistible not only to Claire, but to Lord John Grey, Loaghire MacKenzie, and just about any other who falls under his charms. Claire remains a most capable heroine no matter what her circumstances or dramatic turn the plot demands; though don’t demand too much logical consistency in any of the characters, especially the leads. Gabaldon does create quite a large supporting cast; I was glad to see an older version of Fergus, the French street urchin Jamie brings into the extended family, return, and of the new characters, none was more intriguing than Mr. Willoughby, a Chinese man who has ventured far from home and has become part of the family as well. There are certain aspects of VOYAGER that some more modern readers will not be comfortable with, to say the least. There is no way to have a story set in the New World of the mid-1700s and not deal with the ever-present existence of slavery. Gabaldon has done her usual deep dive in research in how the institution was practiced in Jamaica and other islands of the Caribbean and the details she provides ring true. There are those who will say that this part of history should not be used in any kind of entertainment, but they should remember that books like VOYAGER are, for many readers, as close as they will ever get to an accounting of this history, and in her defense, I will say that Gabaldon leaves them with a harrowing impression. There is also certain sexual acts in the book that are coercive, but they are not presented in any titillating or erotic way, at least as I saw it. Readers should remember the adage “depiction is not endorsement” when it comes to things they find objectionable.

So, I’ve now made it through three books of the OUTLANDER series, which comes close to 3500 pages, and more words than I would dare guess, and I’m more than game to read the fourth, THE DRUMS OF AUTUMN to see where the story takes Claire, Jamie, Fergus, Ian and Mr. Willoughby. And there is no way Brianna is not going to follow in her mother’s footsteps at some point. It’s all about seeing “what happens next.”
… (mere)
 
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wb4ever1 | 210 andre anmeldelser | Apr 13, 2024 |
I loved this whole series. This book was much anticipated and much enjoyed.
 
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Ferg.ma | 34 andre anmeldelser | Apr 13, 2024 |
Wow!!! is all I have to say about this book. I was actually reading the first one and this one simultaneously and although I will never do it again due to the confusion. I must say it did make it a little bit easier for me understand more about the Jacobites. I there are some spoilers but nothing to reavealing as I know many people are still reading this book as we speak. If you thought the story of Jack Randal was over think again. That loser has Nine lives. I swear I thought we were done with him. Hopefully soon we will be. I am off to start "Voyager"… (mere)
 
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Mariafrendo | 293 andre anmeldelser | Apr 6, 2024 |
This is the first time I read this series. I was a little confused at first but once I was into this book I could not put it down. The passion between Claire and Jaimie was captured so well by Diana. I started to feel like I was part of the story. I think by far this is the best love story I have ever read. Their passion for each other and the loyalty and respect they share for one another is something that is rare in today's society. I don't want to say too much with out giving the story away, but this book is full of passion, love, betrayal, lust, loyalty, family, gore, torchure and much more. Some partys made me cry while others made me smile. There were parts in this book that down right made me sick to my stomach.. But that is what makes a great book. If you can feel all of these emotions the brook is awesome and worthy for praise. I would recommend this read to anyone who either has or has not seen the series on starz. I am off to "Dragonflies in Amber" I hope it's as good as this one.… (mere)
 
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Mariafrendo | 983 andre anmeldelser | Apr 6, 2024 |

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