Thursday, June 15, 2017

Why you should read "Past Prologue"



I just finished reading Diana Gabaldon's latest story, "Past Prologue", co-written with Steve Berry, which was published on June 13 in an anthology called MATCHUP, edited by Lee Child.

Without getting into spoilers at all, let me just say that I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and I think it's a must-read for OUTLANDER fans!  This post is my attempt to get the word out to fans everywhere that you're going to want to read this story.

Just like "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows", this story packs a lot of action and a great deal of intriguing fodder for speculation into a small space, and I thought it was a very entertaining ride.

And yes, Jamie Fraser is in it. <g>

If you're a little nervous about the fact that this story was co-written with another author, really, don't worry about it!  From the very first lines of "Past Prologue", Diana Gabaldon's "voice" comes through very clearly.

Note to those of you who are new to the OUTLANDER books:  If you haven't read VOYAGER (book 3 of the OUTLANDER series), I would recommend waiting until you do, before reading this story. You'll appreciate "Past Prologue" a lot more if you've read VOYAGER.

For more information about "Past Prologue", including ordering information for the MATCHUP anthology in which the story appears, look here.

6 comments:

alyce831 said...

How many pages is the Past Prolouge story in the book. I want to read the story but not buy the whole book when I know that the only story I want to read is that one. Figure if its not way too many pages maybe I could read the story while at the bookstore when I buy Seven Stones To Stand Or Fall on the 27th.

Susanlynn said...

Karen, thanks for the information. I have read all of the books in the Outlander series and The Scottish Prisoner. Now, I guess I will look for this new book and some of Diana's other stories since I cannot get enough of this amazing saga. I especially want to read Virgins to learn about Jamie and Ian when they were young men.

Karen Henry said...

It's a little less than 30 pages in the ebook. I don't know how many pages it is in the hardcover, but it probably wouldn't take that long to read it.

Karen

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How many pages is the Past Prolouge story in the book. I want to read the story but not buy the whole book when I know that the only story I want to read is that one.

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Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen, I just started the book and I haven't gotten to Diana' story yet but will be reading it soon. plus this coming week , will be picking up a copy of her new book and will be doing a lot of reading this summer, will be watching season 3 this Fall , Happy Summer, Sincerely,

Mary Tormey said...

Hi Karen, I just read . "Past ' last night , Bravo , wonderful story , wish it could have been a bit longer, but still great wil be re-reading it a few more times before the summer is done, and noticed that it takes place while Jamie is a prisoner in Adsmuir . this is just the beginning , Diana has "Seven Stones To Stand Or Fall ' due out this coming week , so will be reading that this summer, this should help very much while waiting for season 3 to start this Fall, please post more soon. Happy reading Summer, Sincerely Yours .