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Heory of Time Travel • freuently asked uestions to the author and her sometimes surprising answers • an annotated bibliography • essays about medicine and magic in the eighteenth century researching historical fiction creating characters and • professionally cast horoscopes for Jamie and Claire   For anyone who wants to spend time with the Outlander characters and the world they inhabit Diana Gabaldon here opens a door through the standing stones and offers a guided tour of what lies with. This was an enjoyable extra to the Outlander series though I did skip some sections such as the list of characters horological interpretations Gaelic glossary etc It was amusing to see her write about being an author in the early days of the internet and about her plans for the series when there were only a few books published and to see how those plans have changed I read the updated edition but not all sections were as up to date One section listed The Fiery Cross as the 2nd to last book another section mentioned Written in My Own Heart s Blood It definitely made me want get a hurry on with the rest of the series so I can discuss it fully with my mom

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The Outlandish Companion

#1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon has captivated millions of readers with her critically acclaimed Outlander novels the inspiration for the Starz original series From the moment Claire Randall stepped through a standing stone circle and was thrown back in time to the year 1743 and into a world that threatens life limb loyalty heart soul and everything else Claire has readers have been hungry to know everything about this world and its inhabitants particularly a Scottish soldier n. The Outlandish Companion is definitely for the lover of all things Outlander A reader who has never laid eyes on Diana Gabaldon s series will no doubt find interest in the sections that delve into her writing techniue and research past career in academia and the sprinkling of folk lore But I fear the rest of the 600 page book will be lost on the non lovers Thankfully I am a loverIt has been uite a few years since I have read the first four books Outlander Dragonfly in Amber Voyager and Drums of Autumn Part One is a synopsis of each book whittled down to approximately 15 pages I was able to get a general grasp of each book before I moved on to the specifics the why and the how behind every detail Yes you must be a lover to truly appreciate Jamie and Claire s horoscopesPart Two takes on the characters Mushrooms Onions and Hard Nuts Who fits into each category I ll let you find out for yourself Now maybe the most helpful section for me the one section that would make me want to keep this book in my library is the Cast of Characters There are hundreds thousands of characters in the Outlander universe and keeping them all straight is a chore Every character is here in this book explained in a short paragraph This section is just perfect for when you are reading Drums of Autumn and don t uite remember how Jared Munro Fraser fits into Jamie s family tree He s a cousin After Part Two you re going to delve into Family Trees part three Glossary and Pronunciation Guide part four both interesting and filled with tidbits of information you d never know and will no doubt find very interesting once you do learn of themMy next favorite section was Six Research I loved reading the back and forth between Diana Gabaldon and her many online friends and cohorts Many give her insight and pose uestions that challenges her writing but in a way that would only make it better Also if you ve ever considered writing historical fiction this section gives you a good idea about what you re in fora second home the libraryPart Seven was also a uick interesting read Where Titles Come From and The Gabaldon Theory of Time Travel Actually as an avid reader of all things Outlandish I ve never uite understood her theory in regards to time travel This was a concise tutorial that will surely help me while reading upcoming booksI haven t included every section this review would be as long as one of Galadon s books if I did I ve only written about the ones I truly enjoyed reading While some this companion wouldn t need to be read over and over again there is a wealth of information that would be useful for the Outlander lover and fiend The book is worth it s weight in gold and gemstones just for the section on characters Have an Outlandishly good time reading this it is well worth the time

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Amed Jamie Fraser  In this beautifully illustrated compendium of all things Outlandish Gabaldon covers the first four novels of the main series including   • full synopses of Outlander Dragonfly in Amber Voyager and Drums of Autumn • a complete listing of the characters fictional and historical in the first four novels in the series as well as family trees and genealogical notes • a comprehensive glossary and pronunciation guide to Gaelic terms and usage • the fully explicated Gabaldon T. Besides coming in handy to readers who ve paused mid series for a lengthy period of time and want to remember the events of the previous books before picking up where they left off The Outlandish Companion is a captivating insight into the writer s creative process How the first book came about plus the research that went into further developing the story of Claire Randall Fraser I was pleasantly surprised by her down to earth vision on the craft and all the little selfironies regarding what it means to be a writer of historical fiction I ve done my research and now you re going to pay That is novels that include mind numbing masses of detail because the author can t bear to waste any of the effort spent in research Of course even though Gabaldon is not the kind of writer who tortures her readers with pages and pages of descriptions and historical facts she is careful to point out her own misdemeanours and even responds to the criticism she faced for her books over the years I loved the tiny illustrations scattered across each chapter and simply by flipping through the book you can recognize the amount of work that went into the production of this companion I look forward to reading volume 5


10 thoughts on “The Outlandish Companion

  1. says:

    The Outlandish Companion is definitely for the lover of all things Outlander A reader who has never laid eyes on Diana Gabaldon's series will no doubt find interest in the sections that delve into her writing techniue and research past career in academia and the sprinkling of folk lore But I fear the rest of the 600 page book will be lost on the non lovers Thankfully I am a loverIt has been uite a few years since I have read the first four

  2. says:

    I was rather disappointed in this companion book After reading JR Ward's Blackdagger Brotherhood Insiders Guide I kinda expected this companion to be similar with inside insight into the characters and little tidbits of information not presen

  3. says:

    So excited that my secret Santa gave me an couk gift voucher and I could purchase this Merci beaucoup mon amie Je t'aime xxxx

  4. says:

    I'm currently with my mom who is in the process of passing away from a terminal illness She is an Outlander fan and I've spent many hours over the last few days reading to her from this book It has been enjoyable for both of

  5. says:

    Besides coming in handy to readers who’ve paused mid series for a lengthy period of time and want to remember the events of the previous books before picking up where they left off The Outlandish Companion is a captivating insigh

  6. says:

    I love love LOVE the Outlander series so of course had to have this book I thought it had many interesting bits but also a bunch that I didn't care to read and that's ok That's what I expected I liked FINALLY knowing how to pronounce those G

  7. says:

    This was an enjoyable extra to the Outlander series though I did skip some sections such as the list of characters horolog

  8. says:

    This book was written as a companion to the Outlander series a book full of fun facts background details and stories about the making of the series written by Diana Gabaldon It was written after Drums of Autumn the fourth book in the series I waited until I had read the first four before reading this and I would definit

  9. says:

    If you are new to the Outlander universe this is a gem of a book to pick up Not only are there detailed summaries of the first books in this remarkable series the author also has different chapters on where she got her ideas for the characters her thought process on writing information about herbal cures a list of music that would bring Scot

  10. says:

    I'm kicking myself for not reading this sooner Until now I have used the companions as reference books which they are wonderful for but I didna realize how much I would love reading all they contain from cover to cover If you are an Obsessenach like me I highly recommend you READ these It was simply delightful

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