Friday, April 8, 2016

G = GABALDON, Diana, Author, A-Z Blog Challenge 2016

Step inside the Stones, if you dare. . .and if you survive, time will have changed by two hundred years. . .

From Diana Gabaldon's mind comes stories of Scottish Highlanders in Scotland, France, and in the young United States where many of the Highlanders were exiled. This was the time preceding the American War for Independence. 

Diana Gabaldon at Book Signing 2007, PD-GNU*

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Have you heard these names before? Outlander, James (Jamie) and Claire Fraser, Lord John Grey, the Fiery Cross, Roger Mac,  - they come from Diana Gabaldon's novels. If you haven't yet given her novels a try, you should. The 1800s were very different times when compared to the mid 1940s. That was when Claire visited the stones. She knew about the circle of stones and who danced there, but she didn't know that the stones were full of power at the right time of the year and day. 

Diana J. Gabaldon, born January 11, 1952 is an American author, known for the Outlander series of novels. It's known as Cross Stitch in the UK. Her father was of Mexican ancestry, and her mother was of English descent. Gabaldon has earned three degrees - one marine biology, one zoology, and one behavioural ecology. She worked for ASU and Walt Disney at one time.

Her books merge multiple genres with elements of historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science fiction/fantasy. 

Book Titles for Outlander Series

-Outlander (1991)
-Dragonfly in Amber (1992)
-Voyager (1993)
-Drums of Autumn 
-The Fiery Cross (2001) 
-A Breath of Snow and Ashes (2005)
-An Echo in the Bone (2009)
-Written in My Own Heart's Blood (2014)

A television adaptation of the Outlander series premiered on Starz in the US on August 9, 2014. I'm currently reading A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

Are you a fan of Gabaldon? Do you like the premise of time travel via stone portals (as in Outlander)?

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References: Wiki on Diana Gabaldon

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