The Official Outlander Coloring Book, Volume 2

Outlander Official Coloring Book Volume 2 cover featuring Jamie and Claire

Some of you may recall that an OUTLANDER coloring book (for adults) was released in 2015. I recently discovered that a second coloring book will be published on October 17, 2023, covering DRAGONFLY IN AMBER.

From the description on the Penguin Random House website:
From the bustling market streets of Paris to the resplendent court of Versailles, through secret passageways into forbidden apothecaries and onto battlefields to fight for freedom, the colorful world of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser is now yours to explore. Featuring gorgeous natural landscapes of Scotland and France, detailed drawings of royal court fashion, and heartwarming scenes from Jaimie [sic] and Claire’s epic love story, this official Outlander coloring book will welcome you back into the beloved series with open arms and plenty to drink.

I'm sure the French Court fashions will be beautiful!

Why are they publishing a second coloring book now, eight years after the first one? It made sense in 2015, at the height of the coloring-book craze. But now, in 2023? I don't know for sure, but my guess is that the publisher wants to have something new out this year, given that it will be a while before Diana Gabaldon's next book is finished. (Look here for more information on Diana's current and future projects.) And a release date of October 17th means it will be available for the holiday season.

UPDATE 3/9/23 6:22 am: Diana Gabaldon commented on TheLitForum, "I think it will be lovely and people who like to color will have a lot of fun with it!"

I don't intend to buy this one, but I will at least look at it in the bookstore. I thought I'd pass along the (very preliminary) info for anyone who might be interested. You can pre-order here:

Barnes & Noble
Poisoned Pen bookstore
(autographed copies) - For those of you who don't know, this is Diana Gabaldon's local independent bookstore in Arizona, and they ship all over the world.

More pre-order links are available here.

Please note, I have no information about availability of this coloring book outside the US at this time.

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