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The Outlandish Companion - Diana Gabaldon
The Outlandish Companion
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New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captured the hearts of millions with her critically acclaimed novels, Outlander. Dragonfly In Amber, Voyager, and Drums Of Autumn. From the moment Claire Randall accidentally steps through a magical stone that transports her back in time more... show more
New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captured the hearts of millions with her critically acclaimed novels, Outlander. Dragonfly In Amber, Voyager, and Drums Of Autumn. From the moment Claire Randall accidentally steps through a magical stone that transports her back in time more than 200 years to 1743, and into the arms of Scottish soldier Jamie Fraser, readers have been enthralled with this epic saga of time travel, adventure, and love everlasting.Now Diana Gabaldon has written the ultimate companion guide to her bestselling series, the book only she could write - a beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish. As a special bonus for those who are eagerly awaiting the next appearance of Jamie and Claire, she includes never - before - published excerpts from upcoming works in the series. And there's lots more in this lavish keepsake volume for the many devoted fans who yearn to learn the stories behind the stories:• Full synopses of Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, and Drums of Autumn • A complete listing of the characters in all four novels, including extensively researched family trees and genealogical notes• Professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire• A comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage• The fully explicated Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel• Frequently asked questions to the author and her (sometimes surprising) answers• An annotated bibliography• Tips, personal stories - even a recipe or two• Essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century, researching historical fiction, and moreWith the insight, humor, and eye for detail that has made her novels such an outstanding success story. Diana Gabaldon here gives her readers the best gift of all—The Outlandish Companion.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385324137 (0385324138)
ASIN: 385324138
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 577
Edition language: English
Series: Outlander
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1st Avenue
1st Avenue rated it
4.0 Review: The Outlandish Companion (Outlander, #1-4)
Like the title says, this is a companion to the series and should be read after reading the first four books. Since it contains whole book summaries and a full character index... spoilers abound. Obviously. Recommended for: those who have finished the first four books and need an Outlander crash c...
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews rated it
3.0 The Outlandish Companion: In Which Much Is Revealed Regarding Claire and Jamie Fraser, Their Lives and Times, Antecedents, Adventures, Companions, and Progeny, with Learned Commentary (and Many Footnotes) by their Humble Creator
I'm not sure why I thought it was a good idea to get the companion... I guess I just needed a little Outlander fix - and I did get that - but I don't think companion books are for me.I am sure lots of people will appreciate it, though, but I'm just going to have to try to be patient until the next a...
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker
Michelle, the Bookshelf Stalker rated it
4.0
I didn't read it page by page but I did like many of the sections. I so miss my Jamie! Hurry up Ms. Gabaldon and write the next book!!!!
Kiwiria
Kiwiria rated it
I seldom read non-fiction, but I'm fascinated by DG's books and even more now that I know some background. To think she writes like a patchwork quilt... in bits and pieces, without giving much thought to the plot at all!
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