Saturday, April 6, 2013

The Outlander Series No. 8: Written In My Own Heart's Blood By Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon, the New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander series, has revealed the cover for the eighth book in the series titled Written In My Own Heart's Blood, which is intended to be released on December 10, 2013 in the US. The cover especially premiered over accompanied by a very short and intriguing interview.

The book has been three or four years in the making since the release of the last book in the series entitled An Echo in the Bone. This romantic book continues Claire Randall's time-travelling adventures.

The release of the cover has also been announced at the author's official site, which has some more octopus, I mean juice, for you to read. The US covers of the books in the Outlander series have always been subtle and dominated by a certain color scheme. This time Written In My Own Heart's Blood explodes with a fleshy tinge, which you can see below:

Written In My Own Heart's Blood By Diana Gabaldon

Plot Synopsis:

In June of 1778, the world turns upside-down. The British army withdraws from Philadelphia, George Washington prepares to move from Valley Forge in pursuit, and Jamie Fraser comes back from the dead to discover that his best friend has married Jamie’s wife. The ninth Earl of Ellesmere discovers to his horror that he is in fact the illegitimate son of the newly-resurrected Jamie Fraser (a rebel _and_ a Scottish criminal!) and Jamie’s nephew Ian Murray discovers that his new-found cousin has an eye for Ian’s Quaker betrothed.

Meanwhile, Claire Fraser deals with an asthmatic duke, Benedict Arnold, and the fear that one of her husbands may have murdered the other. And in the 20th century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna is thinking that things are probably easier in the 18th century: her son has been kidnapped, her husband has disappeared into the past, and she’s facing a vicious criminal with nothing but a stapler in her hand. Fortunately, her daughter has a miniature cricket bat and her mother’s pragmatism.

The best of historical fiction with a Moebius twist, WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD weaves the fibers of a family’s life through the tapestry of historical drama.

You can pre-order Written In My Own Heart's Blood.