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Post by nona » Tue September 22nd, 2009, 1:52 am

I really want to read Queen of Swords but have to wait to buy or request it through ILL which is down to system upgrades till Nov. 1st.

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Post by love_uk » Wed September 30th, 2009, 6:06 am

Was deeply into the Outlander Series when I tried to read Into the Wilderness. Found it boring compared to Gabaldon & never even finished it - a rarity for me.
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Post by javagirl » Tue October 13th, 2009, 3:31 am

I'm about 20 minutes from finishing the unabridged audiobook of the 1st one, Into the Wilderness. It took around 7 hrs or so before I really felt it "grabbed" me but since then (another 23 hours) I've loved it and am sorry that I have only 20 minutes left. Based on this first one, I'm eagerly looking forward to the rest. I will read some other things things in between however, because when I have a series I really love, I like to spread them out to make them last.

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Post by nona » Tue October 13th, 2009, 3:16 pm

I saw this at B&N the other day but was hesitant to buy it, I'm not big on American based novels. I really want to read her Queen of Swords.

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Post by diamondlil » Wed October 14th, 2009, 9:19 am

Queen of Swrods was an excellent book, but it definitely builds on the rest of the series.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue January 5th, 2010, 8:54 pm

I've just finished Into the Wilderness. I loved it, thought it was wonderful. It's definitely Outlander meets the Last of the Mohicans! Even some of the characters are the same. It's a love story but so much more, too. I was very sad to turn the last page. I hope I enjoy the next 5 book just as much.

Question: is Otter the Otter-Tooth who turns up a a sort of ghost in one of the Outlander books? I even thought Robbie McLachlan was familiar, but I don't think he is.
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Post by Madeleine » Wed January 6th, 2010, 12:10 pm

I've just got the first book in this series, the "new" cover is lovely although I quite like old ones too, I have three of them on order. Not keen on the new cover of Queen of Swords though.
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Post by diamondlil » Fri January 15th, 2010, 11:33 pm

[quote=""Vanessa""]I've just finished Into the Wilderness. I loved it, thought it was wonderful. It's definitely Outlander meets the Last of the Mohicans! Even some of the characters are the same. It's a love story but so much more, too. I was very sad to turn the last page. I hope I enjoy the next 5 book just as much.

Question: is Otter the Otter-Tooth who turns up a a sort of ghost in one of the Outlander books? I even thought Robbie McLachlan was familiar, but I don't think he is.[/quote]

No, I don't think he is meant to be.

Claire, Jamie and Young Ian make a cameo appearance but that is the only cross over between the two series.
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Post by ellenjane » Wed February 24th, 2010, 3:48 pm

I just finished the last novel in this series, "The Endless Forest." It was a bit of a letdown after the nonstop action of the earlier books, but that's probably fine for a series finale. I had a hard time remembering which characters were which at first, but quickly got back into the hang of it. Even with those issues, I finished it up within a weekend, and it was over 600 pages. There is an epilogue that follows the characters in brief after the end of the story, and I will confess to getting all teary during that. ;)

I will probably return to this series and read it again at some point. It will probably be on the list of things I keep an eye out for at used bookstores.

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