NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â€˘ A magnificent collection of Outlander short fictionâ€”including two never-before-published novellasâ€”featuring Jamie Fraser, Lord John Grey, Master Raymond, and many more, from Diana Gabaldon
Among the seven spellbinding pieces there is â€śThe Custom of the Army,â€ť which begins with Lord John Grey being shocked by an electric eel and ends at the Battle of Quebec. Then comes â€śThe Space Between,â€ť where it is revealed that the Comte St. Germain is not dead, Master Raymond appears, and a widowed young wine dealer escorts a would-be novice to a convent in Paris. In â€śA Plague of Zombies,â€ť Lord John unexpectedly becomes military governor of Jamaica when the original governor is gnawed by what probably wasnâ€™t a giant rat. â€śA Leaf on the Wind of All Hallowsâ€ť is the moving story of Roger MacKenzieâ€™s parents during World War II. In â€śVirgins,â€ť Jamie Fraser, aged nineteen, and Ian Murray, aged twenty, become mercenaries in France, no matter that neither has yet bedded a lass or killed a man. But theyâ€™re trying. . . . â€śA Fugitive Greenâ€ť is the story of Lord Johnâ€™s elder brother, Hal, and a seventeen-year-old rare book dealer with a sideline in theft, forgery, and blackmail. And finally, in â€śBesieged,â€ť Lord John learns that his mother is in Havanaâ€”and that the British Navy is on their way to lay siege to the city.
Filling in mesmerizing chapters in the lives of characters readers have followed over the course of thousands of pages, Gabaldonâ€™s genius is on full display throughout this must-have collection.
â€śGabaldon is in fine form . . . weaving together charactersâ€™ lives, connecting plot points, and showing tantalizing glimpses of the larger Outlander world, of which this reader can never get enough.â€ťâ€”Historical Novels Review