Diana Gabaldon’s well-known novel collection has turn out to be some of the well-known TV collection ever. The time-travelling nurse Claire Randall’s adventures with the dashing Jamie Fraser have excited followers for years, particularly with hunky Sam Heughan within the TV present. But when will Gabaldon’s new guide about Jamie Fraser come out?
When is the Jamie Fraser Outlander prequel guide popping out?
Sadly for followers, the reply just isn’t a easy one.
The query was sparked earlier this month, when a fan tweeted Gabaldon to ask whether or not there would even be a prequel, made a extra urgent query after a dialogue about Jamie’s mom, Ellen, within the TV collection.
The fan requested: “Have you ever considered writing a prequel to Outlander about Jamie’s dad and mom?
“His mother Ellen seems like fairly a gal. Murtagh beloved her (boar tusk bracelets) & MacRannoch additionally beloved her (pearls) & his dad and mom’ love sounds very intense like J&C.”
Of course, J&C there pertains to Jamie and Claire, the principle couple of the franchise.
Never one to offer an excessive amount of away, Gabaldon replied: “Yes, it’s in progress.”
The easy reply lit Twitter up with followers begging for extra solutions about when the guide is perhaps prepared, although sadly no solutions had been forthcoming.
While Gabaldon is writing the prequel, there isn’t a clue but on when it is perhaps launched, or the way it pertains to the upcoming sixth season of Outlander, which has been delayed as a result of coronavirus.
There can also be one other subject in Gabaldon’s calendar which can make this troublesome: the upcoming ninth guide within the collection, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.
No new novels from the Outlander collection have been revealed since 2014’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.
In the years between the eighth and ninth books, Gabaldon has written and launched a number of different spin-off novellas, and an extra addition to the Lord John Grey collection.
However, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone continues to be nowhere to be seen, and can hopefully be a precedence for her within the days and months to return.
Back in August 2019, Gabaldon promised readers the guide would possible be completed on the finish of the yr, although it nonetheless hasn’t materialised.
She tweeted: “Well, it is going to definitely be completed earlier than the top of the yr.
“When it is revealed does not rely upon me, though–pub dates are determined by the writer, and rely upon every kind of arcane stuff, together with availability of press-time, paper, warehouse area and delivery.”
Sadly, in January 2020, Gabaldon was nonetheless writing, and with this guide prone to be the precedence, it means the Jamie Fraser prequels will in all probability take even longer to return out.
For now, followers must reread the earlier books to get their Outlander repair.