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I’m glad you’re back. I’m looking forward to more “Outlander” podcasts and seminars in the future. A word of advice; you should read the Lord John Grey books as well as Diana Gabaldon’s short stories “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” and “The Space Between.” Both short stories involve the minor characters of “Outlander.” “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” is about Roger MacKenzies’ parents Jerry and Dolly. “The Space in Between,” is a story set in Paris and involves Joan MacKimmie (Marsali’s younger sister, Jenny and Ian’s son Michael Murray and Mother Hildegarde. I’ve also heard there’s one on John’s brother Hal. I don’t know the title of that one, though. I’m not suggesting you podcast on them, if you don’t have the budget, but you need to read them. Why? Because most of these characters will be involved in the later books; specifically “An Echo in the Bone” & “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.” You need to fill in the blanks with these people, or you won’t get a number of plot lines in Books #7 & #8. Don’t read them until you’re finished with #6 “A Breath of Snow and Ashes.” You can go ahead and read the Lord John Grey books, because you won’t get spoiled. You do need to read them before Book #7. The other short stories you have to read after Book #7, but before you go ahead with #8. Believe me, it’s important. There’s quite a surprise waiting for you in “The Space Between” story.
I am sure I am not the first to ask this question and probably not the last. I just binged all of the Outlander Podcasts you produced. I am wondering if you will continue on with this? I love the book analysis! Tried listening to other podcasts but NOTHING compares. It is so much more intellectual. I love it.
Thanks so much, JC! I’ve taken a long break from Outlander, but I’m eager to get back to it — stay tuned for news within the next couple of months!