The Outlander Series 7-Book Bundle: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone [NOOK Book]

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Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed Outlander series blends rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story. Now, with this convenient seven-volume eBook bundle, discover the novels that have won Gabaldon millions of fans and introduced readers to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser.
 
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The Outlander Series 7-Book Bundle: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone

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Overview

Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed Outlander series blends rich historical fiction with riveting adventure and a truly epic love story. Now, with this convenient seven-volume eBook bundle, discover the novels that have won Gabaldon millions of fans and introduced readers to the brilliant Claire Randall and valiant Highlander Jamie Fraser.
 
“Great fun . . . marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”—San Francisco Chronicle, on Outlander
 
The year is 1946. Claire Randall is a British ex-combat nurse on a postwar second honeymoon with her husband in the Scottish Highlands. Walking alone one afternoon, she passes through a circle of standing stones and is hurled back in time to a Scotland simmering with war in the year of our Lord 1743. Catapulted into an intrigue of rival clans and rising armies that threatens her life, she’s obliged to wed James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, as the only way to survive. Thus begins a series of unrivaled storytelling that has become a modern classic. This bundle includes:
 
OUTLANDER
DRAGONFLY IN AMBER
VOYAGER
DRUMS OF AUTUMN
THE FIERY CROSS
A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES
AN ECHO IN THE BONE
 
“Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller . . . the pages practically turn themselves.”—The Arizona Republic, on Dragonfly in Amber
 
“A feast for ravenous readers of eighteenth-century Scottish history, heroism, and romance.”—Kirkus Reviews, on Outlander
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345541109
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/29/2012
  • Series: Outlander Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 6096
  • Sales rank: 1,499
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

Diana  Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), and An Echo in the Bone—as well as the related Lord John Grey books Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.

Biography

To millions of fans, Diana Gabaldon is the creator of a complex, original, and utterly compelling amalgam of 18th-century romantic adventure and 20th-century science fiction. To the publishing industry, she's a grassroots-marketing phenomenon. And to would-be writers everywhere who worry that they don't have the time or expertise to do what they love, Gabaldon is nothing short of an inspiration.

Gabaldon wrote her first novel while juggling the demands of motherhood and career: in between her job as an ecology professor, she also had a part-time gig writing freelance software reviews. Gabaldon had never written fiction before, and didn't intend to publish this first novel, which she decided to call Outlander. This, she decided, would be her "practice novel". Worried that she might not be able to pull a plot and characters out of thin air, she settled on a historical novel because "it's easier to look things up than to make them up entirely."

The impulse to set her novel in 18th-century Scotland didn't stem -- as some fans have assumed—from a desire to explore her own familial roots (in fact, Gabaldon isn't even Scottish). Rather, it came from watching an episode of the British sci-fi series Dr. Who and becoming smitten with a handsome time traveler in a kilt. A time-travel element crept into Gabaldon's own book only after she realized her wisecracking female lead couldn't have come from anywhere but the 20th century. The resulting love affair between an intelligent, mature, sexually experienced woman and a charismatic, brave, virginal young man turned the conventions of historical romance upside-down.

Gabaldon has said her books were hard to market at first because they were impossible to categorize neatly. Were they historical romances? Sci-fi adventure stories? Literary fiction? Whatever their genre (Gabaldon eventually proffered the term "historical fantasias"), they eventually found their audience, and it turned out to be a staggeringly huge one.

Even before the publication of Outlander, Gabaldon had an online community of friends who'd read excerpts and were waiting eagerly for more. (In fact, her cohorts at the CompuServe Literary Forum helped hook her up with an agent.) Once the book was released, word kept spreading, both on the Internet and off, and Gabaldon kept writing sequels. (When her fourth book, "Drums of Autumn," was released, it debuted at No. 1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list, and her publisher, Delacorte, raced to add more copies to their initial print run of 155,000.)

With her books consistently topping the bestseller lists, it's apparent that Gabaldon's appeal lies partly in her ability to bulldoze the formulaic conventions of popular fiction. Salon writer Gavin McNett noted approvingly, "She simply doesn't pay attention to genre or precedent, and doesn't seem to care that identifying with Claire puts women in the role of the mysterious stranger, with Jamie -- no wimp in any regard -- as the romantic 'heroine."'

In between Outlander novels, Gabaldon also writes historical mysteries featuring Lord John Grey, a popular, if minor, character from the series, and is working on a contemporary mystery series. Meanwhile, the author's formidable fan base keeps growing, as evidenced by the expanding list of Gabaldon chat rooms, mailing lists, fan clubs and web sites -- some of them complete with fetching photos of red-haired lads in kilts.

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Outlander may have been Gabaldon's first novel, but she was already a published writer. Her credits included scholarly articles, political speeches, radio ads, computer manuals and Walt Disney comic books.

Gabaldon gets 30 to 40 e-mails a day from her fans, who often meet online to discuss her work. "I got one letter from a woman who had been studying my book jacket photos (with a magnifying glass, evidently), who demanded to know why there was a hole in my pants," wrote Gabaldon on her web site. "This strikes me as a highly metaphysical question, which I am not equipped to answer, but which will doubtless entertain some chat-groups for quite a long time."

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    1. Also Known As:
      Diana Jean Gabaldon (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Flagstaff, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 11, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      Flagstaff, Arizona
    1. Education:
      B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1973; M.S., Scripps Oceanographic Institute; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 1979
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Amazing

    This is my 7th time reading the series. I finally decided it was more economically to buy a nook and dowload the series rather than replacing the well worn paperbscks again. Thank you Diana for such a wonderfully entertaining series.

    29 out of 30 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    To the lady who wrote "The main female character is an abus

    To the lady who wrote "The main female character is an abused woman. The main male character is abusive. ", you should have kept reading. Their relationship grows into an amazing love story. The characters almost become your friends. I am on the 7th volume of the series and find myself reading more slowly. I realized that I'm trying to make it last until December when the 8th book comes out. Gabaldon has an incredible gift. These books are historically accurate so you learn a lot about history, they have drama, comedy, tenderness and a touch of sensuality. Be prepared though. This is not a quick read. So far, this series has about 15,000 pages. Well worth the investment.

    23 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 29, 2012

    My favorite books of all time! I re-read the series once every

    My favorite books of all time! I re-read the series once every year or so. Such vivid, descriptive writing and wonderful characters. I can't say enough about how good this author and this series is!

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 30, 2013

    This book horrifies me. I have no problem with sex in books. I h

    This book horrifies me. I have no problem with sex in books. I have no problem with books that are simply fun reads with no thought provoking ideas or moral lessons. I totally respect that people have different taste in books. I like many different types of books. I love history, especially Scottish history. I love to be entertained when reading. I love learning while I read. For all of these reasons, I decided to try reading Outlander. I had to stop reading less than half way through. This book affected me on a visceral level and I cannot get it out of my head, in a very negative way. My stomach literally turns when I think this book. The main female character is an abused woman. The main male character is abusive. Regardless of the historical accurateness of the book, it saddens me that we are praising a book where the main female character allows herself to be abused. She agrees that she did not obey her husband and understands why he has to beat her.  As a woman, teacher, and mother, the acceptance of this book terrifies me. Why do we still allow ourselves to be objectified and abused, even in literature?  

    15 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 13, 2013

    I am not a big fan of science fiction (time travel and all the h

    I am not a big fan of science fiction (time travel and all the hoopla) .. or so I thought .. until I read the Outlander series. I raised my eyebrows when I saw 900 pages on the first book .. (I read fast, but still) ... Well, not only I read all the books in this series since March 2013 (and all the Lord John, and other short novels) - about 8000 pages probably all together; but I am now re-reading them ... at a slower pace. The books are catching, and despite harsh reality - at times hilariously funny. I liked the main characters more with each layer that either I discovered about them, or I do it in the same time they do. A love story - in essence - an extreme "star-crossed lovers" story ... I can't help but wish Jamie & Claire stay together .. forever!
    While I like most about Diana Gabaldon is the fact that she's spinning popular wisdom on its head, without becoming cynical beyond redemption. Yes, the hero can be a bloody red-hair Scot; while the dashing dark hair Captain Randall can be the villain. Yes, courage & kindness is sometimes rewarded, and sometimes it bites you in the arse (Jamie & Claire saving Captain Bonnet is the perfect example). She does not shy away from any subject that could be considered controversial ... if anything she is a successful "Devil's Advocate" - proving to her readers that they should approach her books (and life in general) with an open mind, because a lot of times things that seem wrong are not so, and things that seem right ... Oh, well!
    Events that surround known historical facts are depicted in such a manner that is hard to discern what's fact & what's fiction; and most actions, reactions, and consequences are believable, or at least understandable. Her character seem real, their imperfections making them so much more likeable.
    I loved the ending of the last book (An Echo in The Bone) - and now I'm biting my fingernails until March 2014, when the last book comes out. I really hope it has over 1000 pages.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    The Outlander Series is my favorite of all the hundreds of books

    The Outlander Series is my favorite of all the hundreds of books I have ever read. The characters are so real they almost feel like family. The descriptions are so vivid I can see exactly where they are in my mind
    's eye. Wonderful, every word.

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Utter perfection.....

    A dear friend suggested I read this book and after she said the words "time travel", I was super skeptical. I don't really enjoy sci fi... but this could not have surprised me more. The sci fi bits are not what you expect....this is a timeless love story. I literally lost sleep so I could see what would happen next. The author takes you down paths and you think you know what will come next, only to have the unexpected happen. There were times I caught myself laughing out loud at some things and crying with heartache at other. Gabaldon pulls the reader in and makes us fall in love with Claire and Jamie. Speaking of Jamie......wow.... the love scenes span from wanton and erotic to deeply emotional and intimate. As the end of book 7 approached, I read more slowly because I wasn't ready for it to end.
    I am begging everyone I kknow to read this amazing epic love story.
    To the comments about spousal abuse and beatings, that particular reader has taken a passage completely wrong. This book in no way encourages abuse. The part cited is such a brief moment in an epic tale and is taken completely out of context. If anything, this is a novel about a strong and powerful woman who is empowered and accomplished and real. In a time when women were property, Claire is a trailblazer and no one supports her independence more than her husband. I am sorry that anyone would see this beautiful and passionate love story in that way.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

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    I know it is not ordinary for teenagers to read this genre of books, let alone read at all. I started to read the series when I was 16 and I have read them three times since then in the past two years. This series exposes you to a world that we can hardly begin to understand, and I learn something new every time. For all of you who see this, take a step out of your comfort zone and try the series. It is well worth it!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    Love, Love, Love this series! I've been reading and re-reading t

    Love, Love, Love this series! I've been reading and re-reading these books for nearly 20 years now. The story is so wonderful, so exciting that I've found myself reading all night on many occations. I first read these books in paperback, loved them so much I bought the hard covers, and now I'll get them on my Nook. Unlike other books this story keeps going, evolving and adapting as time changes the world around them and they change within it. The characters have become a part of my life and I'm so happy I picked up that first paperback so many years ago.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    This has to be the best series I have ever read, and I am so exc

    This has to be the best series I have ever read, and I am so excited to have these novels together as one e-book. 

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    for everyone!

    You will love this book if you- love history,like to travel, like romance. This book also manages to cover subjects such as morality, religion, and evolution of society for past 200+ years. I simply love these series. I can't wait for the next one.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2013

    highly recommended

    If you have waited for this don't wait any longer .The best series I have EVER read .

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Excellent series

    A must read for anyone that likes a little love, time travel, and Scotland.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2013

    I absolutely adore this entire series. While it is labeled ficti

    I absolutely adore this entire series. While it is labeled fiction, it is very real in its depiction of the various historical events, cultures, and beliefs of those time periods. The characters are very well developed, and REAL. They have thoughts, fellings, good qualities and faults. And even the most villianous characters have depth to them. It's history, war, survival, family, romance, community, bonds, and everything in between that sweeps you up in a tidal wave and carries you into a time period that no reader has ever experienced first hand...but is given the chance with this book. I will say this it isnt for the faint hearted. If you are unable to handle the very real aspectes (beatings, rape, killing, death, sexism, etc) of that time period, this book might not be for you.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Can I give this series more than 5 stars? I've read them over a

    Can I give this series more than 5 stars?

    I've read them over and over since the first book was released. And I will read them again and again until my eyes fail me in old age.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 26, 2013

    I have read these boos so many times that the covers came off so

    I have read these boos so many times that the covers came off so I bought the hardbacks and then I just decided I needed them on my nook so that i never have to worry about them falling apart again! I love these books so amazing . Considering I bought my first book "Dragonfly in Amber" off the $.25 cent rack at my local library after reading I went out and bought outlander then Voyager. I Love this series! I wish there were more books to it. I have also read the Lord John Grey novels also well written and totally enjoyable

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Waiting for the 8th book

    I love this series. The detail is amazing. I have read other historical series and this is definatly the best one so far.can't wait till the next one comes out

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Unequivocally the best books I have ever had the pleasure of rea

    Unequivocally the best books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. I started reading Gabaldon's Outlander series books
    with the first book, "Outlander"

    some 13 years ago and have never missed reading the next book in the series no matter how many years inbetween release dates..
    I am at a loss as how to explain just how good these books are. Each book on its own, is a sweeping Epic tale which I can only compare to such books as " Gone With the Wind". You will never forget these characters nor their journeys. You will be transported, you become part of the book, you will see the landscapes, you will live the history, you will be transported to a realm only the best authors can take you. This will be the best 50 dollars you have ever spent, there are literally hundreds of hours of reading as each book is 700-800 pages in length, some longer.And it's not the length of each book that matters really, but the journey that each book takes you on, One I am sure you will never forget!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 10, 2012

    This is the best series EVER!

    I am now reading the entire series gor the second time, and love it even more this time! I plan to re-read the series every couple of years!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Awesome series

    I can't wait for the next book!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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