Favourite Book(s) #36 – The Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon

Outlander SeriesAs a rule of thumb I do not enjoy fantasy novels, but I do enjoy historical fiction and this series is set between the two genres. Some years ago, a friend introduced me to the author, Diana Gabaldon who writes the Outlander Series.

The first book is set in Scotland which see’s Clare, the protagonist, meet up with her husband in Scotland. They have been separate by the Second World War and are as good as strangers, discovering themselves again, yet joined as a couple, by marriage.

One day, Clare encounters a set of stones and upon touching them, she is plunged back in time from 1946 to the period of time in Scotland, prior to the Battle of Culloden. I won’t go into the rest of the story line, except to say that these books are phenomenal. The amount of research undertaken by the author is fabulous and despite these not being my usual read, I was hooked. When the series was televised, I was in second heaven!

The author has an excellent website which details the books and the order in which they are written and whilst you can read out of order, I would advise against doing so, as that damages the story line and the understanding of what happens to the characters and when.

If you have not read any of the series, I would encourage you to, they are an amazing read and thoroughly enjoyable.

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