Outlander author Diana Gabaldon has revealed the ninth book’s official title and the official plotline.
Primed for release on November 23, Outlander 9 will be titled Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. It will find Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall’s familial tranquillity at stake more than ever before with the looming American Revolution threatening to destroy everything.
In hardback, it’ll cost £16, while the Kindle version is £9.99 on Amazon. You can pre-order now here.
Fiercely anticipated by fans all over the world, the novel’s blurb reads: “The past may seem the safest place to be… but it is the most dangerous time to be alive.
“Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1743, and it took them 20 years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.
“It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.
“Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt.”
It sounds like there’s drama ahead though, as Jamie realises that “loyalties among his tenants are split” and there could be conflict coming.
As for Brianna and Roger, they begin to wonder if escaping their time period was actually worth it, while William Ransom “is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity” and Lord John Grey turns his hand at important reconciliations.
Outlander airs on Starz in the US.