BEES will be published on November 23, 2021!
By coincidence, November 23 happens to be my birthday, and I really can't imagine a better present this year! (Yes, it's a long time to wait, but it will be worth it, I'm sure.)
Here is the official description of BEES, from the Amazon listing:
The author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Outlander series returns with the newest novel in the epic tale.
The past may seem the safest place to be . . . but it is the most dangerous time to be alive. . . .
Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1746, and it took them twenty years to find each other again. Now the American Revolution threatens to do the same.
It is 1779 and Claire and Jamie are at last reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge. Having the family together is a dream the Frasers had thought impossible.
Yet even in the North Carolina backcountry, the effects of war are being felt. Tensions in the Colonies are great and local feelings run hot enough to boil Hell’s tea-kettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his tenants are split and it won’t be long until the war is on his doorstep.
Brianna and Roger have their own worry: that the dangers that provoked their escape from the twentieth century might catch up to them. Sometimes they question whether risking the perils of the 1700s—among them disease, starvation, and an impending war—was indeed the safer choice for their family.
Not so far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and thus his own—and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make, and dangers to meet . . . on his son’s behalf, and his own.
Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War creeps ever closer to Fraser’s Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before.
My instant reaction to the cover art: "Oh, that's GORGEOUS!!" I love it! The color is lovely, very striking, and the honeycomb/bee emblem is really well done.
I have always had an affinity for blue (that's why I picked up OUTLANDER in the bookstore in the first place, back in 2006 <g>) and this
particular shade of blue is really pretty. It's going to look great as part of the collection!
Here's the UK cover, for those of you in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.
You can pre-order BEES here:
Barnes & Noble
The Poisoned Pen (autographed copies) - For those of you who don't know, the Poisoned Pen is Diana Gabaldon's local independent bookstore in Arizona. They carry all of her books, and they ship all over the world.
UK readers can pre-order from Waterstones here.
Look here for more links to sites where you can pre-order.
AUDIOBOOK: Diana Gabaldon has said that the audio version of BEES should be released at the same time as the hardcover, and she has confirmed that Davina Porter will be doing the narration.
IMPORTANT NOTE: I have no information on the publication dates in countries other than the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Germany. Check with your local bookstores.
Very exciting to have a publication date at last!