A special Book 8 excerpt from Diana

Those of you who have seen Diana Gabaldon's recent blog post about the Fergus Scottish Festival may recall her comment about "the excerpt that made a tent full of two hundred people gasp out loud".

As many of you know, I'm an excerpt-avoider, and have been since 2008.  When the subject of this particular excerpt came up on Compuserve a few days ago, Diana told me, "Oh, believe me; you don't wanna know. <g>"

And indeed I don't.  I'm determined not to peek at this or any other excerpts from Book 8.  But I thought the rest of you would want to know that Diana has now posted what appears to be the same excerpt that got such a reaction at Fergus.

The link to the discussion on Compuserve is here.

[UPDATE 8/26/2011 8:12 am:  Diana has now posted the same excerpt on her blog.  So if you want to let her know what you think about it, feel free to leave a comment there.]

A few things to keep in mind:

1) PLEASE DO NOT DISCUSS THE DETAILS OF THIS EXCERPT HERE ON MY BLOG!  Don't quote from it, don't refer to anything that happens in it, and please, please don't spoil it for me!  Thank you.

2) The same applies to the Outlandish Observations page on Facebook.  Again, thank you in advance for not spoiling it for me.

3) If you want to discuss this excerpt, you can post in the discussion on Compuserve, or on the LOL Excerpt Board.  Just please don't talk about it here, or on my Facebook page, even with spoiler space!

Diana says I don't want to know yet, and I take her at her word.  But for the rest of you....enjoy!


Cari said...

Thanks for posting this anyway, Karen, even though you don't want to see it yourself. Like I said the other night, I think I'm done with Book 8 spoilers, at least until I can't take it anymore - 2013 is a long way away! lol

Nenya said...

I've thought about an actor for the Outlander movie. Not for Jamie but maybe for Dougal. Check out my blog post about it when you have time.
I will have a peak at the excerpt now. Thanks for the link.

Unknown said...

I totally appreciate you not wanting to know any of the excerpts. For every single other author I never read them. For Diana I do because there is such a long wait and her excerpts offer a little bit of a closure to a cliff hanger. Of course you end up with another one though!

PS I did gasp as well!

Thanks for the information.
MichelleKCanada @AnotherLookBook

Kathi said...

Hi Karen, I feel like I know you because I have been a lurker on the compuserve boards for years. I just read the excerpt. I kinda wish I didn't. I wish I could be as strong as you! :)

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