Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Today: The Scottish Prisoner by Diana Gabaldon

Fans of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series are unlikely to wait and ask questions before grabbing a copy of her latest, The Scottish Prisoner (Delacorte). And the end of November release date ensures that this meaty hardcover will be showing up in a lot of holiday packages.

Fans who do rush out for this newest Gabladon will not be disappointed: the author serves up not only her usually engaging melange of history, mystery and time travel, The Scottish Prisoner features many of Gabaldon’s best-loved characters, including perennial favorite hot Scott Jamie Fraser.

This time out Lord John and Jamie are thrown into each other’s company on a journey to Ireland which proves to be, if anything, even more magical and mystical than Gabaldon’s 18th century Scotland.

The Scottish Prisoner is good enough to read like a swansong: it collects the best of everything Gabladon has ever done and offers it up in a wickedly complex novel that will delight hardcore fans. The big question: what on Earth will Gabladon do next? ◊

Linda L. Richards is the editor of January Magazine and the author of several books.



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