- Outlander -The 'Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone' Release Date & Synopsis Are Here
For years, instead of asking, "When will my husband return from war?" Outlander fans have been wondering, "When will the next Outlander book finally be released?" Well, it's finally happening! On Thurs., April 15, Diana Gabaldon announced that Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, the Book 9 in the Outlander series, will be released on Nov. 23, 2021.
It's been seven years since Gabaldon released Written in My Own Heart's Blood, the eighth book in the Outlander series. Since then, fans kept up with Claire and Jamie on Starz's hit TV adaptation, but that doesn't mean they haven't also been desperately waiting for more. And Gabaldon has been feeling the pressure for a while now. "It always takes longer than I think it will," she told The Dipp in December after updating fans on her writing progress on Twitter.
At the time, she also assured The Dipp that, though she was not done with Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, she was in a writing groove. "It's in the very exciting phase where the book is just kind of materializing under my hands," she said. "I don't need to worry about what's happening. The characters take care of that." Sure enough, just three months later on March 27, the Gabaldon announced that she had officially finished writing the book, and now publication is in sight.
Until then, we finally know what Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone is all about. An official synopsis released to Entertainment Weekly revealed that the book will begin with Jamie and Claire reuniting with their daughter Brianna and son-in-law Roger in 1779 North Carolina. As the star-crossed lovers take advantage of their family reunion, Brianna and Roger debate whether or not moving their family from the 20th century to the late 1700s, with risks of "disease, starvation, and an impending war," was really a good idea. The book will also find William struggling with the revelations of his paternity and some big moves for Lord John Grey. But the biggest threat of all will come from the Revolutionary War, which "creeps ever closer to Fraser's Ridge. And with the family finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at stake than ever before."
Will the entire Fraser family survive the Revolution? And why would anybody think that going back in time to 1779 would be safer? Let us know all of your theories in the comments.