‘Outlander’ author reveals official title and story details for ninth book

Diana Gabaldon has officially confirmed the title and plotline for the next Outlander novel.

The ninth instalment in Gabaldon’s series of fantasy romance stories will be called Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.

Set for release on Tuesday 23rd November, the book finds Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall’s familial tranquillity at stake more than ever before, with the looming American Revolution threatening to destroy everything.

The hardback book of Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone is available to pre-order on Amazon now!

You can also pre-order the novel on Kindle.

The official synopsis reads: “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 teakettle. 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.”

The new book’s publication marks the 30th anniversary of Diana Gabaldon’s first Outlander novel, which came out in 1991.

The next season of Outlander is filming in Scotland right now, based on the sixth book in Gabaldon’s series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

12 brand new episodes started shooting in January following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Outlander fans recently heard the exciting news that the show has been officially renewed for a seventh season.

Season 6 will premiere later this year or in early 2022 on Starz.

Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone is available to pre-order on Amazon.