Diana Gabaldon

The Scotsman Song

The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

After too long an absence, Jamie Fraser is coming home to Scotland—but not without great trepidation. Though his beloved godfather, Murtagh, promised Jamie’s late parents he’d watch over their brash son, making good on that vow will be no easy task. There’s already a fat bounty on the young exile’s head, courtesy of Captain Black Jack Randall, the sadistic British officer who’s crossed paths—and swords— with Jamie in the past. And in the court of the mighty MacKenzie clan, Jamie is a pawn in the power struggle between his uncles: aging laird Colum, who demands his nephew’s loyalty—or his life—and Dougal, war chieftain of Clan MacKenzie, who’d sooner see Jamie put to the sword than anointed Colum’s heir.

And then there is Claire Randall—mysterious, beautiful, and strong-willed, who appears in Jamie’s life to stir his compassion... and arouse his desire.

But even as Jamie’s heart draws him to Claire, Murtagh is certain she’s been sent by the Old Ones, and Captain Randall accuses her of being a spy. Claire clearly has something to hide, though Jamie can’t believe she could pose him any danger. Still, he knows she is torn between two choices—a life with him, and whatever it is that draws her thoughts so often elsewhere.

Love Beyond Time

Cross Stitch

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former combat nurse, is back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon - when she innocently touches a boulder in one of the ancient stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach - an "outlander" - in a Scotland torn by war and raiding border clans in the year of our Lord ... 1743. Hurled back in time by forces she cannot understand, Claire's destiny is soon inextricably intertwined with Clan MacKenzie and the forbidding Castle Leoch. She is catapulted without warning into the intrigues of lairds and spies that may threaten her life...and shatter her heart. For here, James Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior, shows her a passion so fierce and a love so absolute that Claire becomes a woman torn between fidelity and desire... and between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Dragonfly in

Dragonfly in Amber

For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland's majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones... about a love that transcends the boundaries of time...and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his...

Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful, copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire's spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart...in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising...and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves...


Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurements Claire Randall took. Two decades before she had traveled back in time and into the arms of Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her ... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams. Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and the pain awaiting her ... the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite -or forever doom- her timeless love.
Lord John &
         the Hellfire Club

Lord John & the Hellfire Club
Past Poisons
Lord John & The Hand of Devils (collection)

A young diplomat who had begged for Lord John’s help is killed before he can explain his need. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey.

Lord John & the Private Matter

The year is 1757. On a clear morning in mid-June, Lord John Grey emerges from London’s Beefsteak Club, his mind in turmoil. A nobleman and a high-ranking officer in His Majesty’s Army, Grey has just witnessed something shocking. But his efforts to avoid a scandal that might destroy his family are interrupted by something still more urgent: the Crown appoints him to investigate the brutal murder of a comrade in arms, who may have been a traitor.
Lord John & the Private Matter
Lord John & the Succubus

Legends II: "Lord John & the Succubus"
Lord John & The Hand of Devils (collection)

Grey’s assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious "night-hag," who spreads fear and death among the troops.

Image to left was cover image to Legends II, painted by the great Michael Whelan!

Lord John & the Brotherhood of the Blade

Diana Gabaldon takes readers back to eighteenth-century Britain as Lord John Grey, in his second full-length novel, pursues a deadly family secret as well as a clandestine love affair, set against the background of the Seven Years War.

Seventeen years earlier, Grey’s father, the Duke of Pardloe, shot himself, days before he was to be accused of being a Jacobite traitor. By raising a regiment to fight at Culloden, Grey’s elder brother has succeeded in redeeming the family name, aided by Grey, now a major in that regiment. But now, on the eve of the regiment’s move to Germany, comes a mysterious threat that throws the matter of the Duke’s death into stark new question, and brings the Grey brothers into fresh conflict with the past and each other.

From barracks and parade grounds to the battlefields of Prussia and the stony fells of the Lake District, Lord John’s struggle to find the truth leads him through danger and passion, ever deeper, toward the answer to the question at the centre of his soul–what is it that is most important to a man? Love, loyalty, family name? Self-respect, or honesty? Surviving both the battle of Krefeld and a searing personal betrayal, he returns to the Lake District to find the man who may hold the key to his quest: a Jacobite prisoner named Jamie Fraser. Here, Grey finds his truth and faces a final choice: between honour and life itself.

Lord John & the Brotherhood of the Blade
Lord John &
         the Hand of Devils

Lord John & The Haunted Soldier: The Hand of Devils

Collecting the rare "Lord John & The Hell-Fire Club" and the second Lord John novella, "Lord John & the Succubus" this omnibus collection also includes the never-before seen "Lord John & the Haunted Soldier."

Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiry’s questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld. Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot–haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face.

Lord John & The Custom of the Army
Warriors: The Custom of the Army
A Trail of Fire (collection)

London, 1759. After a high society electric-eel party leads to a duel that ends badly, Lord John Grey feels the need to lie low for a while. Conveniently, before starting his new commission in His Majesty’s army, Lord John receives an urgent summons. An old friend from the military, Charlie Carruthers, is facing court-martial in Canada, and has called upon Lord John to serve as his character witness. Grey voyages to the New World — a land rife with savages (many of them on his own side) and cleft by war where he soon finds that he must defend not only his friend’s life but his own.
The Scottish Prisoner

The Scottish Prisoner

Condon, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead.

Lord John & The Plague of Zombies
A Trail of Fire (collection)

We follow Lord John as he journeys to the beautiful but faintly sinister island paradise of Jamaica, where he’s soon investigating a mystery with no shortage of spiders, snakes, revolutionaries, and, of course, zombies!
Plague of Zombies
Drums of Autumn

Drums of Autumn

When Brianna and Roger find out that her parents are set to die in a fiery inferno that engulfs their home she sets out to the tolman at Craigh na Dun to go back and warn her mother. Roger follows and they have very disparate journeys to the home of Claire and Jamie Fraser where they find themselves trapped in the 18th century.

The Fiery Cross

The year is 1771, and war is coming. Jamie Fraser’s wife tells him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy--a time-traveler’s certain knowledge. Claire’s unique view of the future has brought him both danger and deliverance in the past; her knowledge of the oncoming revolution is a flickering torch that may light his way through the perilous years ahead--or ignite a conflagration that will leave their lives in ashes.
The Fiery Cross
A Breath of
         Snow & Ashes

A Breath of Snow & Ashes

The year is 1772, and on the eve of the American Revolution, the long fuse of rebellion has already been lit. Men lie dead in the streets of Boston, and in the backwoods of North Carolina, isolated cabins burn in the forest.

With chaos brewing, the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and safeguard the colony for King and Crown. But from his wife Jamie knows that three years hence the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the result will be independence—with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile. And there is also the matter of a tiny clipping from The Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports Jamie’s death, along with his kin. For once, he hopes, his time-traveling family may be wrong about the future.

An Echo in the Bone

Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army–across the barrel of a gun.

Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though–not if she has anything to say about it.

Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.

An Echo in the Bone
A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows

A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows: An Outlander Novella
Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love
A Trail of Fire (collection)

Tells the WWII story of Roger MacKenzie’s parents, Jerry and Dolly—and provides and fills in the answer to one of the small mysteries opened in An Echo In The Bone.

"The Space Between" in
The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination

Set in 1778, mostly in Paris, this novella deals with Michael Murray (Young Ian’s elder brother), Joan MacKimmie (Marsali’s younger sister), the Comte St. Germain, Mother Hildegarde, and a few other persons of interest. The space between what? It depends who you’re talking to.
The Space Between
Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Written in My Own Heart's Blood

Due December 10, 213

Through the Stones: The Companion Guide to the novels of Diana Gabaldon

An illustrated companion and guide to the popular series. Features maps, illustrations of Highland weaponry, jewelry and buildings, as well as family trees of the Frasers, Randalls and MacKenzies, glossaries and pronunciation guides to the Gaelic, and other non English terms in the books, and detailed synopses of the first four novels. In addition, this companion volume includes a FAQ and a number of essays by the author on the origins, and backgrounds of the fictional and historical characters, medicine and magic in the 18th century, the art and science of researching historical fiction and how to cure impotence by rubbing the male parts with a diamond! Also included are an annotated bibliography, appendices on learning Gaelic, genealogical research, Celtic discography and excerpts from The Fiery Cross
Through the Stones
The Outlandish Companion

The Outlandish Companion

Part crib notes and part trivia guide, this essential handbook includes synopses of the first four novels, a character guide, notes on plot development and research, answers to frequently asked questions, and teasers for the upcoming novels--there're even horoscope charts of the central characters, a list of fan Web sites, and choice recipes for the truly devoted.

Evolved out of the earlier, out of print Through the Stone.

Not Jamie & Claire or Lord John's World

Excalibur: "Surgeon's Steel"

One sword. The true sword, EXCALIBUR. Forged from magic and courage, it bears the power of heroes and kings. Its nature is unique, but its forms are legion. It can appear... has appeared... will appear, anywhere, at any time, in a thousand hands in a thousand guises. For Excalibur is the force that protects the souls of Good's guardians, and changes the course of destinies...

Tales of the history and manifestations of Excalibur throughout time, gathered by three of the most experienced anthologists in the field.

Out of

Out of Avalon: "The Castellan"
with Samuel Watkins

Avalon. Mist-shrouded, wrapped in magic. The legendary island of the Goddess, resting place of Arthur. This mystical island's legacy has remained strong over the centuries, becoming a symbol of hope and wonder.

Out of Avalon presents fifteen original stories of magic, adventure and romance from an era lost to history--yet always remembered by those with imagination...

"A Silence at the Heart"in
Fathers & Daughters

the short story that Diana wrote for the "Fathers and Daughters" Anthology.
Fathers & Daughers
Mothers & Daughters

"Dream a Little Dream For Me"
with Laura Watkins
in Mothers & Daughers

the short story that Diana wrote with her daughter Laura Watkins for the "Mothers and Daughters" Anthology.

"Mirror Image"
with Samuel Watkins
in Mothers & Sons

the short story that Diana wrote with her son Samuel Watkins for the "Mothers and Sons" Anthology. Set in a fantasy world, this whodunnit involves royalty, twin brothers, and convoluted family relationships.
Mothers & Sons

No Rest for the Dead

No Rest for the Dead

When Christopher Thomas, a ruthless curator at San Francisco’s McFall Art Museum, is murdered and his decaying body is found in an iron maiden in a Berlin museum, his wife, Rosemary, is the primary suspect, and she is tried, convicted and executed. Ten years later, Jon Nunn, the detective who cracked the case, is convinced that the wrong person was put to death. In the years since the case was closed, he's discovered a web of deceit and betrayal surrounding the Thomases that could implicate any number of people in the crime. With the help of the dead woman's friend, he plans to gather everyone who was there the night Christopher died and finally uncover the truth, suspect by suspect. Solving this case may be Nunn’s last chance for redemption … but the shadowy forces behind Christopher’s death will stop at nothing to silence the past forever.

Naked Came the Phoenix

Picture a gaggle of glamorous and formerly glamorous characters at an exclusive spa in Virginia. Two of them, pretty protagonist Caroline, wife of a freshman congressman, and her newly widowed mother, Hilda, discover the body of the spa's owner shortly after their arrival. It soon transpires that the suspectsanorexic model, alcoholic film producer, aging rock star, etc. were invited to the spa for reasons known only to the dead owner and that all, save Caroline, have motives. With slightly exaggerated details, soap opera chapter endings, shifting focus, stereotypes, and classic situations all a bit tongue-in-cheek this collaborative effort by Nevada Barr, Anne Perry, Laurie King, and others provides steady diversion.
Naked Came the Phoenix

Chicks Unravel Time

"The Doctor's Balls" in
Chicks Unravel Time: Women Journey Through Every Season of Doctor Who

Diana Gabaldon discusses how Jamie McCrimmon inspired her best-selling Outlander series.

"Paranormal Romance: Time Travel, Vampires & Everything Beyond" in
Writing Romances

Writing Romances
Strand Interview

"An Interview With Diana Gabaldon" from
The Strand Magazine

Common Sense
Thomas Paine's COMMON SENSE
Sir Walter Scott's IVANHOE
A Plague of Angels

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