The author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series returns with the newest novel in the epic tale. And now fans of the Outlander television show will be pleased to find out that there’s plenty more of Claire and Jamie’s love story to come.
While the show’s most recent season was based on Diana Gabaldon’s books The Fiery Cross, the fifth in the Outlander series, and A Breath of Snow and Ashes, the sixth, the author just finished her ninth book about Jamie and Claire, titled Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.
The past may seem the safest place to be… But it is the most dangerous time to be alive…
Outlander Book 9 synopsis
What is Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone about? If you’ve read some of Diana Gabaldon’s Daily Lines, you’ll get an idea. There are some small snippets of events to come, and we also know that a certain set of characters are back with the Frasers. Brianna, Roger, Jemmy, and Amanda are back in the 18th century and ready for what’s to come.
What is to come? It’s all about the Revolutionary War. The year is 1779 and tensions in the Colonies are high. Even in the North Carolina backcountry, those tensions are felt. It doesn’t help for the Frasers and MacKenzies that they know exactly what’s to come.
For Brianna and Roger, they had to escape their own time to the past. However, the dangers of their own time may end up catching up to them. Just how safe has their decision to head to the 18th century been for them, especially considering the medicine and the impending war of the time?
There are also focuses on William Ransom, who has discovered his real lineage. We get a bit more about Lord John Grey, who will eventually find himself on the opposite side of the war to Jamie and is still trying to mend that friendship, and there’s Young Ian and Rachel, who are starting their lives together.
The stakes are high, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what’s to come.
What is the meaning behind the new Outlander book’s title?
That’s a good question! And it’s one Gabaldon has already provided the answer to. “Where did the title for this book come from? Talking to your bees is a very old Celtic custom (known in other parts of Europe, too) that made it to the Appalachians,” she wrote on her website. “You always tell the bees when someone is born, dies, comes or goes—because if you don’t keep them informed, they’ll fly away.”
About the Author
Diana Gabaldon is the author of the international bestselling Outlander novels and Lord John Grey series. She says that the Outlander series started by accident: ‘I decided to write a novel for practice in order to learn what it took to write a novel, and to decide whether I really wanted to do it for real. I did – and here we all are trying to decide what to call books that nobody can describe, but that fortunately, most people seem to enjoy.’ And enjoy them they do – in their millions, all over the world. Published in 42 countries and 38 languages, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood was released in 2014, leaving fans seven years to wait for this next tale.
But they’ve had plenty to keep them occupied. Starz’s Outlander also premiered in 2014, and while readers have waited for the next book, they’ve been able to follow Jamie and Claire’s love story and the adventures of the entire cast of characters as they’ve been brought to life on television.
Season 6 of the series is currently in production, and the show has been renewed for a seventh.
Publisher’s Description for BEES
Please note that the description above of “GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE (Book 9)” may contain SPOILERS for TV viewers who have not read the books, and for readers who have not read all of the first eight novels already published in the author’s Outlander series!