Sunday, October 28, 2012

There WILL be a Book 9!



I created this image on keepcalmandcarryon.com the other day, in honor of Diana Gabaldon's recent announcement that there will be a 9th book in the OUTLANDER series!

Here are Diana's exact words, from an interview recorded on October 23, 2012 at the Poisoned Pen bookstore in Arizona:
"There will be nine books all told in the main series -- the big enormous ones -- so WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD is the eighth. There will be one more after that. But...I'm pretty sure that's the end."
You don't have to take my word for it! Go here to see the video. Diana's comments are at about 39 minutes into it.  She has also made similar comments on her Facebook page recently.

I'm trying not to think too much about the idea that Book 9 might be the last of the Big Books.  Right now I prefer to be in denial about that.  But I do like the symmetry of a "trilogy of trilogies".

In the meantime, it means we'll have at least four or five more years before the main series comes to an end.

If you want to pass this image around to other OUTLANDER fans, feel free. <g>  For those of you who are on Pinterest, the pin is here.

11 comments:

Julie at Outlandish Dreaming said...

Whoopee!!

JustHeather said...

Woohoo!!!

jayjay said...

Good news. I just hope I die before I hear Jamie dies. . .

Papillion said...

What amazing news that there is going to be a 9th book!! I honestly can't stop smiling. Thank you so much, Diana. Like jayjay above....I do hope that Jamie and Claire don't die in this last book. After all they have endured through these books and the love, devotion and courage they have shown, it would be wonderful to see them both finally at Fraser's Ridge in the home that Jamie finished building for them, safe and happy continuing to grow old together. We could then imagine the rest of their lives how we choose it to be. We would be left smiling and satisfied and at peace with a story well written and finished. Hello to all my fellow Outlander fans and to Diana, who began this amazing journey for us all. Bye for now

Anonymous said...

I was really hoping that book 8 would be the last. Although I totally understand that these amazing books take a long time to write, I find it very difficult to wait a couple of years between each book. I would love a complete and satisfying conclusion.

Anonymous said...

Book eight should be the end.I like the books don't get me wrong,but enough is enough.Sorry this is how I feel.

Anonymous said...

Anon...if you think Book 8 should be the end, then don't bother with Book 9. STOP at Book 8.

For those of us that like our fiction well written and would prefer to get another dash of one of our favourite series...WOOOOOO HOOOOO. I'm excited.

I am just glad DIana writes faster than George RR Martin. My other favourite series of books.

Anonymous said...

soooooooo happy to hear there will be a book 9!

Anonymous said...

I'm kinda sad there will be a book 9. I don't want it to ever end!

Shea Gunning said...

I just started listening To outlander and i'm already in love with the Character's Claire and Jammy...

Anonymous said...

Yay! I've been going through withdrawals. I need more Outlander!