Weighing in at a respectable 814 pages, Diana Gabaldon continues her classic Outlander series with Written in My Own’s Heart’s Blood. Though I needed a score card to keep track of time and characters it was a wonderful addition to an already stellar series. Jaime and Claire have a relationship that has outlasted time, war and famine.
It is 1778 and France has declared war on Great Britain. The British army leaves Philadelphia with George Washington and his troops in hot pursuit. Jamie had played a valuable part in several scrimmages after he finds out that his wife has married his best friend, Lord John Grey and his illegitimate son has discovered his true parentage. It is quite a muddle–with all of this unrest Jaime and Claire are thankful that their daughter Brianna and her family are safe back in twentieth century Scotland–or are they??
Yes, there is quite a bit going on but Gabaldon manages to imbue each page with wonder and such detailed historical richness that it was a sorrow to have it end.
With much excitement the TV channel, Starz, will be offering the Outlander series begining August 9, 2014.