Tag: historical fiction

Outlander Recap: Season Three, Episodes 7-8

Today’s re-cap covers Episodes 7 and 8 of Season Three of Outlander, “Crème de Menthe” and “First Wife.” These episodes complicate some of the narrative’s confidence in Jamie and Claire’s relationship that we saw in Episodes 6 and 7, where, as Jessica Cook pointed out in our last review, Claire doesn’t hesitate to assure Jamie…

Behn’s Badass Bibliotheque: His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik Q&A

Welcome to our first Behn’s Badass Bibliotheque summer book group post! Alaina Pincus, general editor of ABO Public, and Shea Stuart, 18th Century and Pop Culture section editor, discuss His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik, which is the first book in her Temeraire series. The novel is a fantasy set during the Napoleonic Wars in which…

Outlander, Season 2: Review of Episodes 12 and 13

In honor of the supersize Outlander finale, it’s a supersize review for ABOPublic. I’ll try to move briskly but we have a lot of ground (and time) to cover. While watching the final two episodes, “The Hail Mary” and “Dragonfly in Amber,” I was actually reminded of Episode 5 “Untimely Resurrection,” where Jack Randall marvels…

Outlander, Season 2: Review of Episodes 6-7

Wow… after one of the world’s most disastrous dinner parties, who thought that things could get so, so much worse for the Frasers? The nail-biting sixth and seventh episodes of Outlander’s Season 2, “Best Laid Schemes” and “Faith,” ratchet up the trauma the show inflicts on its main characters with stillbirth, treachery, child rape, occult…