Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8 by Diana Gabaldon
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Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8 by Diana Gabaldon is the eighth book in the Outlander book series and was published in June 2014. The story begins immediately where the last book of the series- An Echo in the Bone ended. Jamie Fraser was lost in the sea and Claire presumes him to be dead. She marries John Grey for protection.
The revolutionary war meanwhile still continues. Jamie turns up and finds about Claire’s marriage with John Grey which results in a fight between Jamie and John. John’s stepson William Ellesmere comes to know that he is the illegitimate son of Jamie Fraser and this does not go down too well with him.
Meanwhile in a parallel plot, in the 20th century, Brianna is on the trail of her kidnapped son Jeremiah. She is fearful that he must have been kidnapped and taken back to the 18th century. Roger leaves Brianna behind and takes it upon himself to time travel in the 18th century to search for his son.
Claire is wounded at Monmouth. Jamie then resigns from the army to remain by her side and help her recover. Both of them spend some time in Savannah and then they return to the Fraser’s Ridge which is their farm settlement in North Carolina. The print shop of the Jamie’s adopted son Fergus is burnt down and Fergus’ son died in trying to escape from the fire.
Written in My Own Heart's Blood: Outlander, Book 8 by Diana Gabaldon like the earlier novels of the series takes the story forward. The author through her tight narrative and vivid representations weaves an imagery for the readers. The readers can visualize the characters and the story unfolding before them. The readers are taken into a journey depicting the perspectives and motivation of the central characters. The romance between Jamie and Claire is yet again the centerpiece of the novel and it helps bind the story together.
The author has also put in considerable amount of research for presenting the facts before the readers. The readers will be able to relate to the characters and the plot. Though the editing could have been tighter to make the story more compact and gripping. Overall, it is a must-read for the fans of the Outlander series and will have them craving for more.