After too long an absence, Jamie Fraser is coming home to
Scotland—but not without great trepidation. Though his beloved
godfather, Murtagh, promised Jamie’s late parents he’d watch over their
brash son, making good on that vow will be no easy task. There’s already
a fat bounty on the young exile’s head, courtesy of Captain Black Jack
Randall, the sadistic British officer who’s crossed paths—and swords—
with Jamie in the past. And in the court of the mighty MacKenzie clan,
Jamie is a pawn in the power struggle between his uncles: aging
laird Colum, who demands his nephew’s loyalty—or his life—and Dougal,
war chieftain of Clan MacKenzie, who’d sooner see Jamie put to the sword
than anointed Colum’s heir.
And then there is Claire Randall—mysterious, beautiful, and
strong-willed, who appears in Jamie’s life to stir his compassion...
and arouse his desire.
But even as Jamie’s heart draws him to Claire, Murtagh is certain she’s
been sent by the Old Ones, and Captain Randall accuses her of being a
spy. Claire clearly has something to hide, though Jamie can’t believe
she could pose him any danger. Still, he knows she is torn between two
choices—a life with him, and whatever it is that draws her thoughts so
Love Beyond Time
In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back
from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon - when
she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles
that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach - an
"outlander" - in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the
year of our Lord ... 1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot
understand, Claire's destiny is soon inextricably intertwined with Clan
MacKenzie and the forbidding Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without
warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her
life...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young
Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that
Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire... and between
two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But
now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic
mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning
as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient
circle of standing stones... about a love that transcends the
boundaries of time...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose
gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to
the dangers of his...
Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful,
copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of
self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles
Stuart...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising...and in a
desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves...
Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever
measurements Claire Randall took. Two decades before she had traveled
back in time and into the arms of Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to
her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic
battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her
... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams. Then Claire
discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and
staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her
destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the
courage to face the passion and the pain awaiting her ... the deadly
intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into
the dark unknown that can reunite -or forever doom- her timeless love.
A young diplomat who had begged for Lord John’s help is killed before
he can explain his need. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge
the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and
the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey.
The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord
John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A
nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s Army, Grey has
just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal
that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more
urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a
comrade in arms, who may have been a traitor.
Grey’s assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment
in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French
and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious "night-hag," who
spreads fear and death among the troops.
Image to left was cover image to Legends II, painted by
the great Michael Whelan!
Diana Gabaldon takes readers back to eighteenth-century
Britain as Lord John Grey, in his second full-length novel, pursues a
deadly family secret as well as a clandestine love affair, set against
the background of the Seven Years War.
Seventeen years earlier, Grey’s father, the Duke of Pardloe, shot
himself, days before he was to be accused of being a Jacobite traitor.
By raising a regiment to fight at Culloden, Grey’s elder brother has
succeeded in redeeming the family name, aided by Grey, now a major in
that regiment. But now, on the eve of the regiment’s move to Germany,
comes a mysterious threat that throws the matter of the Duke’s death
into stark new question, and brings the Grey brothers into fresh
conflict with the past and each other.
From barracks and parade grounds to the battlefields of Prussia and
the stony fells of the Lake District, Lord John’s struggle to find the
truth leads him through danger and passion, ever deeper, toward the
answer to the question at the centre of his soul–what is it that is
most important to a man? Love, loyalty, family name? Self-respect, or
honesty? Surviving both the battle of Krefeld and a searing personal
betrayal, he returns to the Lake District to find the man who may hold
the key to his quest: a Jacobite prisoner named Jamie Fraser. Here,
Grey finds his truth and faces a final choice: between honour and life
Collecting the rare "Lord John & The
Hell-Fire Club" and the second Lord John novella, "Lord John & the
Succubus" this omnibus collection also includes the never-before seen
"Lord John & the Haunted Soldier."
Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal
Commission of Enquiry’s questions regarding a cannon that exploded
during the battle of Krefeld. Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds
himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot–haunted
by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face.
London, 1759. After a high society electric-eel party
leads to a duel that ends badly, Lord John Grey feels the need to lie
low for a while. Conveniently, before starting his new commission in
His Majesty’s army, Lord John receives an urgent summons. An old friend
from the military, Charlie Carruthers, is facing court-martial in
Canada, and has called upon Lord John to serve as his character
witness. Grey voyages to the New World — a land rife with savages (many
of them on his own side) and cleft by war where he soon finds that he
must defend not only his friend’s life but his own.
Condon, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war,
life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where
he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet
existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the
appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish.
But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John
Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he
loves—again. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that
expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they
also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are
unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark
castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the
We follow Lord John as he journeys to the beautiful but
faintly sinister island paradise of Jamaica, where he’s soon
investigating a mystery with no shortage of spiders, snakes,
revolutionaries, and, of course, zombies!
When Brianna and Roger find out that her parents are set
to die in a fiery inferno that engulfs their home she sets out to the
tolman at Craigh na Dun to go back and warn her mother. Roger follows
and they have very disparate journeys to the home of Claire and Jamie
Fraser where they find themselves trapped in the 18th century.
The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife
tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a
gift of dreadful prophecy--a time-traveler’s certain knowledge.
Claire’s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and
deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a
flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years
ahead--or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in
The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American
Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie
dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina,
isolated cabins burn in the forest.
With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the
backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his
wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world
will be fired, and the result will be independence—with those loyal
to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a
tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports
Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his
time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.
Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is
already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The
Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of
survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a
young lieutenant in the British army–across the barrel of a gun.
Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the
ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his
happiness, though–not if she has anything to say about it.
Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and
Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have
resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two
centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to
life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love
for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to
the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as
Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to
their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands
is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and
death in war-torn colonial America.
Tells the WWII story of Roger MacKenzie’s parents, Jerry
and Dolly—and provides and fills in the answer to one of the small
mysteries opened in An Echo In The Bone.
Set in 1778, mostly in Paris, this novella deals with
Michael Murray (Young Ian’s elder brother), Joan MacKimmie (Marsali’s
younger sister), the Comte St. Germain, Mother Hildegarde, and a few
other persons of interest. The space between what? It depends who
you’re talking to.
Due December 10, 213
An illustrated companion and guide to the popular series.
Features maps, illustrations of Highland weaponry, jewelry and
buildings, as well as family trees of the Frasers, Randalls and
MacKenzies, glossaries and pronunciation guides to the Gaelic, and
other non English terms in the books, and detailed synopses of the
first four novels. In addition, this companion volume includes a FAQ
and a number of essays by the author on the origins, and backgrounds
of the fictional and historical characters, medicine and magic in the
18th century, the art and science of researching historical fiction
and how to cure impotence by rubbing the male parts with a diamond!
Also included are an annotated bibliography, appendices on learning
Gaelic, genealogical research, Celtic discography and excerpts from
The Fiery Cross
Part crib notes and part trivia guide, this essential
handbook includes synopses of the first four novels, a character guide,
notes on plot development and research, answers to frequently asked
questions, and teasers for the upcoming novels--there're even horoscope
charts of the central characters, a list of fan Web sites, and choice
recipes for the truly devoted.
Evolved out of the earlier, out of print
Through the Stone.
Not Jamie & Claire or Lord John's World
One sword. The true sword, EXCALIBUR. Forged from magic
and courage, it bears the power of heroes and kings. Its nature is
unique, but its forms are legion. It can appear... has appeared...
will appear, anywhere, at any time, in a thousand hands in a thousand
guises. For Excalibur is the force that protects the souls of Good's
guardians, and changes the course of destinies...
Tales of the history and manifestations of Excalibur throughout time,
gathered by three of the most experienced anthologists in the field.
Avalon. Mist-shrouded, wrapped in magic. The
legendary island of the Goddess, resting place of Arthur. This
mystical island's legacy has remained strong over the centuries,
becoming a symbol of hope and wonder.
Out of Avalon presents fifteen original stories of magic,
adventure and romance from an era lost to history--yet always
remembered by those with imagination...
the short story that Diana wrote for the "Fathers
and Daughters" Anthology.
the short story that Diana wrote with her daughter
Laura Watkins for the "Mothers and Daughters" Anthology.
the short story that Diana wrote with her son
Samuel Watkins for the "Mothers and Sons" Anthology. Set in a fantasy
world, this whodunnit involves royalty, twin brothers, and convoluted
When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San
Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is
found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the
primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years
later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that
the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was
closed, he's discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the
Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. With
the help of the dead woman's friend, he plans to gather everyone who
was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth,
suspect by suspect. Solving this case may be Nunn’s last chance for
redemption … but the shadowy forces behind Christopher’s death will
stop at nothing to silence the past forever.
Picture a gaggle of glamorous and formerly glamorous
characters at an exclusive spa in Virginia. Two of them, pretty
protagonist Caroline, wife of a freshman congressman, and her newly
widowed mother, Hilda, discover the body of the spa's owner shortly
after their arrival. It soon transpires that the suspectsanorexic
model, alcoholic film producer, aging rock star, etc. were invited to
the spa for reasons known only to the dead owner and that all, save
Caroline, have motives. With slightly exaggerated details, soap opera
chapter endings, shifting focus, stereotypes, and classic situations
all a bit tongue-in-cheek this collaborative effort by Nevada Barr,
Anne Perry, Laurie King, and others provides steady diversion.
Diana Gabaldon discusses how Jamie McCrimmon inspired her
best-selling Outlander series.