Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone: (Outlander 9)


'Gabaldon's vast and sweeping account of the war is so intricately plotted and peopled that one is amazed she could conceive and write it in only seven years' Independent

The author of the Sunday Times bestselling Outlander series returns with the newest novel in the epic tale.

Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were torn apart by the Jacobite Rising of 1745, 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 tea-kettle. Jamie knows loyalties among his own tenants are split and the war is on his doorstep. It's only a matter of time before the shooting starts.

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. Lord John Grey also has reconciliations to make and dangers to meet . . . on his son's behalf, and his own.

Meanwhile, the Southern Colonies blaze, and the Revolution creeps ever closer to Fraser's Ridge. And Claire, the physician, wonders how much of the blood to be spilt will belong to those she loves.

'Go Tell the Bees is packed with everything readers love about the Outlander series' Guardian

'Gabaldon is a gifted world-builder, and her attention to the unglamorous details of life in the past, like digging privies, plus authentic portraits of marriage and relationships lift her series' Daily Telegraph



File Size

8798 KB

Page Count

899 pages

Publication Date

23 November 2021

Customer Reviews

1-5 of 3 reviews

  • Jane

    Needed a stronger editor and more attention to Jamie and Claire’s story.
    I have to reread and savour it but thanks Diana, the twists were surprising but I loved it. Now I will have to enjoy all those incredible details that I galloped through to find out what happened. I’m sat in a carpark eating a sandwich because I just had to keep reading after my dentist and couldn’t wait the 40 minute drive home😜😍 I’m rather a sad case with no self control whatever when it comes to reading books, just one more page then I’ll stop 😳😁🤣

    December 9, 2021
  • Denise B TOP 50 REVIEWER

    Asked when the story starts in previous review. Around chapter 120 for the curious
    I was first introduced to the Outlander books in 2000. So for 21 years I have read and re-read them MANY times devouring the detail of this wonderful series. From the moment you pick up one of the books the story envelopes you and that is exactly how I found myself now that book 9 has been released. If I had to make a comparison between this book and the previous eight I would have to say that the detail was less complex in regard to her plants and medical uses and her surgical procedures. Sadly, we didn’t get as much Jamie and Claire time as there as now so many beloved characters and each of these are also deserving of lots of time, and this book introduced so many new ones. It also left so so many unanswered questions in terms of the multi plots going on throughout this book with differing characters. Previous books also had more danger and more nail biting moments but I think as the characters have aged they are taking more considered risk and doing less stupid things😂😂I loved that Roger and Brianna have returned to the Ridge bringing a healthy Mandy. I also loved that Brianna finally got to meet her brother William, who could have a whole new series just on him.All in all this book was wonderful. I read countless books on my Kindle but this series is the ONLY one I buy in hard copy. I have to read them in book form and savour the goodness of the authors work.Apparently book 10 is the last one and will take years to finish, so I guess I just keep re-reading all 9 again!I have watched the TV series however the books are much better, and the characters in my head are way better🥰🥰Thank you Diana Gabaldon for giving me 21 years of reading joy👍👍

    December 9, 2021
  • Jo R

    Very disappointing for a book that has been too many years in the making. A slow moving, meandering sort of story with many pages of “filler”. The characters are wooden. Jumps somehow without meaning from time to time and place to place. Makes many allusions but does not seem to settle very much at all. Ok for the fans I guess, but very lacking. Is this book the one too many???

    December 9, 2021

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