The Scottish Prisoner (no spoilers, dinna fash yerselves!)

As you may know I own a Kindle, and having preordered  The Scottish Prisoner  was able to read it the day it was released, November 29th 2011.  My intention was to take my time with it, read only perhaps a chapter every couple of days, really draw it out.  This would be, after all, the last time I could savor brand new things about Jamie, get inside his head *cough* kilt until the release of Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, due out in 2013.  (That being said I really do appreciate Herself’s Daily Lines from MOBY- they keep me going!)  Well, that opening scene; I mean just the thought of him desperately aching with longing/loneliness for Claire- it was all downhill after that.  I devoured it, finished it in like 2 days.  I had to keep reading until I got my next Jamie fix!

Yes, I was happy to learn more about Willie.  And yes, I do so love Lord John and enjoyed his scenes too.  But let’s be honest, what I love most about The Scottish Prisoner is that Jamie is in it, a lot, and that’s good enough for me.  I got my Jamie fix!


  1. Theresa said,

    January 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    that`s so funny! I tried to savour it too, but I devoured it in about the same amount of time as you…I guess we`ll always have the re-reads…Theresa

  2. ShelleyBakes said,

    January 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Yup – I read it in a couple days as well. And yes – while I lurve me some Jamie Fraser, I have really developed a huge soft spot in my heart for Lord John.

  3. Cathy said,

    January 6, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I’m trying to savour it as well. Luckily I am busy at the moment which is the only factor allowing me to not finish it in 2 days. I started the book knowing it would feel bitter sweet, aware that every page I turned would bring me closer to being without Jamie and the little snippets of Claire. I am also finding it a bit nerve wracking… I have an ereader and never know when a book is going to end. It’s different than a paper book where you can gauge your place in the book based on feel and actually seeing where you are. I know I am getting close to the end and every time I finish a chapter there is the possibility that it will just stop, end, be over!!! (I could check the table of contents to know what the last chapter is but I don’t do that for some reason. It’s sort of like reading the last line in the book before starting. There are too many clues in the names of the chapters and I don’t want clues before I am meant to have them!) Wow, thanks for this outlet, I obviously needed to share my mild stress about finishing!

    • outlanderfan said,

      January 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

      Cathy, I feel the same way about ereader pages/chapters. My Kindle shows me how far I’ve read in relation to percentage. It can be deceiveing though; you might only have read 92% but all of a sudden the book will end and there will be 8% of indexing, excerpts from other books etc…And I’m glad to give you an Outlander outlet- I need one too!

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