I’ve been feeling pretty anxious lately, desperate even, thinking about Book 8 / Written in My Own Heart’s Blood (MOBY).
I know the Outlander saga began 21 years ago in 1991, but for me it only began in October 2010; I was spoiled by reading each consecutive book as fast as my little fingers could download them onto my Kindle. I devour MOBY Daily Lines from Diana Gabaldon’s facebook page like they’re Scooby snacks and I want more more more!
I have a lot of questions that need answers, like will Jamie & Claire overcome their immediate-vicinity-challenged relationship? Will they grow old peacefully somewhere or die tragically-but-oh-so-romantically? Will Jem & Roger be reunited with Brianna & Mandy? Will Jenny & Claire rekindle their close friendship? Will Jamie & Willie bond now that he knows Jamie’s his father? What about Ian & Rachel? I hope they get married, poor Ian deserves to be happy. And don’t even get me started on ***MOBY SPOILER (skip ahead 2 lines if you don’t want to see)*** Roger turning up @ Lallybroch when Jamie was a little boy!
SO many storylines to tie up and, silly me, I assumed that I’d get all of the answers when MOBY is released sometime in 2013. (I can just hear Herself saying, “Ha! That’s what you think…”)
Check this out:
- February 1st 2012, DG said in her blog post ‘State of the Wicket’:
“I don’t know yet if WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD is the last book in this series!!” (http://www.dianagabaldon.com/2012/02/the-state-of-the-wicket-february-2012/)
- March 14th 2012, someone asked on Diana Gabaldon’s facebook page:
“I thought that I read on this page that MOBY would be the the last book of this series. Can anyone confirm or deny?” Herself replied: “I deny it categorically. <g> That is–I don’t yet _know_ for sure whether Book 8 (MOBY) is the last or not…but I’m beginning to think there might just be a Book 9.” (https://www.facebook.com/AuthorDianaGabaldon/posts/347439301965579)
I don’t even want to consider that Jamie & Claire might NOT manage to live together under the same roof (or at least sky?) yet. And what would this mean for our other favorite characters’ predicaments? I know what it would mean for me: TORTURE. But also: ELATION. As much as I want everything to be wrapped up neatly and Jamie & Claire to have their happy ending, I admit I would like a 9th book a wee bit more.
Don’t get me wrong, I’d probably still whine about how long Book 9 was taking, and how hard it is to wait, but it would be worth it. Oh aye, Jamie Fraser is always, worth the wait, sigh. I need a Jamie fix…