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Diana Gabaldon Teases Trouble For Jamie & Claire In 'Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone'

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Diana Gabaldon Teases Trouble For Jamie & Claire In 'Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone'

Honey may be sweet, but bees sting. If the events of Diana Gabaldon's previous eight Outlander books weren't enough of a sign that Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone is going to have some painful moments accompanying the good ones, perhaps the stickier side of bees will remind you. And if you're still not adequately preparing yourself, Gabaldon warned about the trouble coming for Claire and Jamie in Bees during an interview with The Dipp.

With the Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone release date announcement, you may be thinking Nov. 23 can't come soon enough. But don't allow the excitement to let you forget about all of the possible horrible events that could occur in the ninth book. "Life on the Ridge varies between pastoral and horrific depending on what's going on," Gabaldon tells me over the phone. And in Bees, "There's quite a bit of both."

Pastoral and horrific sounds about right. But just how surprising will the horrific side of things be? Are we talking what happened with Claire and Lord John Grey in An Echo in the Bone levels of gobsmackedness? I ask Gabaldon how many moments in Bees will leave readers with gaping mouths. She replies with disturbing calmness (and do I detect a bit of glee?), "Oh, at least a dozen of varying degrees of severity."

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