The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

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The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

Published September 21st 2010 by Del Rey

224 Pages

Goodreads Summary: After too long an absence, Jamie Fraser is coming home to Scotland—but not without great trepidation. Though his beloved godfather, Murtagh, promised Jamie’s late parents he’d watch over their brash son, making good on that vow will be no easy task. There’s already a fat bounty on the young exile’s head, courtesy of Captain Black Jack Randall, the sadistic British officer who’s crossed paths—and swords—with Jamie in the past. And in the court of the mighty MacKenzie clan, Jamie is a pawn in the power struggle between his uncles: aging chieftain Colum, who demands his nephew’s loyalty—or his life—and Dougal, war chieftain of Clan MacKenzie, who’d sooner see Jamie put to the sword than anointed Colum’s heir.

And then there is Claire Randall—mysterious, beautiful, and strong-willed, who appears in Jamie’s life to stir his  compassion . . . and arouse his desire.

But even as Jamie’s heart draws him to Claire, Murtagh is certain she’s been sent by the Old Ones, and Captain Randall accuses her of being a spy. Claire clearly has something to hide, though Jamie can’t believe she could pose him any danger. Still, he knows she is torn between two choices—a life with him, and whatever it is that draws her thoughts so often elsewhere.

Step into the captivating, passionate, and suspenseful world of The Exile, and experience the storytelling magic of Diana Gabaldon as never before.

Review:  I have to say that this is probably one of my favorite graphic novels that I have ever read.  While Outlander is told from Claire’s perspective, The Exile is mostly from Murtagh’s perspective.  It was really interesting seeing Jamie return to Scotland.  I also really enjoyed seeing more from Murtagh’s perspective.  He is one of my favorite characters.  He believes that Claire has been sent through the stones by the Old Ones.  There is also an intriguing side storyline about Geilis Duncan and another man that came through the stones.  The illustrations are beautiful.  The book ends about when Claire makes the decision not to return to her time and runs back to Jamie.  Also, at the end, Diana Gabaldon writes a “Making of…” section that was very interesting.  I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the Outlander series, books and/or show.

Here are a couple of glimpses at the inside!

Murtagh bringing Claire to Dougal

Murtagh bringing Claire to Dougal

Jamie and Claire's wedding

Jamie and Claire’s wedding

5/5 Stars

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6 thoughts on “The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

  1. I love The Exile! And I’m glad you showed a page with the wedding — it’s so beautiful in this book! I really wish there were plans for a part 2 so we could at least get the rest of Outlander. And PS – my book group does this really silly thing where we take a copy of The Exile with us whenever we travel and take photos with the book in all sorts of locations, with the theme “Where Are You Exiled?” It’s goofy but fun. 🙂

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