- By Diana Gabaldon

Seven Stones to Stand or Fall

  • Title: Seven Stones to Stand or Fall
  • Author: Diana Gabaldon
  • ISBN: 9780385689557
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Seven Stones to Stand or Fall A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe never before published together including two original stories This riveting romantic collection includes Besieged original novella

    A collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, never before published together, including two original stories.This riveting, romantic collection includes Besieged original novella , A Fugitive Green original novella , Virgins, The Space Between, Lord John and the Plague of Zombies, A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows and The Custom of theA collection of seven short stories set in the Outlander universe, never before published together, including two original stories.This riveting, romantic collection includes Besieged original novella , A Fugitive Green original novella , Virgins, The Space Between, Lord John and the Plague of Zombies, A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows and The Custom of the Army.

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    1. This is what my hardcover looks like ↓I wasn't as in love with the short stories as I am with the actual books. There are a couple that I liked. I think for me, it would be good to do re-reads with the actual novella read after the book it goes with. There are two new short stories in this book as well. Most of them seem to revolve around John Grey, but there are some with Jamie, Ian (the dad), Roger, Frank and a few others. Either way, it's just another Outlander book to add to my collection [...]

    2. With the release of this recent collection of novellas, Gabaldon seeks to pull together a number of her shorter pieces for the reader’s enjoyment. With some mention of Jamie Fraser, a peppering of Roger, and even the elder Fraser, the vast number of stories have some Lord John Grey connection. When I undertook my Diana Gabaldon binge in the summer of 2015, I sought to read her entire collection in chronological order, which sandwiched Outlander novels with a number of the Lord John pieces. A n [...]

    3. Realizing that Outlander fans are craving that third season, a collection of "Outlander" novellas packaged all in one book is the perfect remedy to beat the "drought." There are three Lord John Grey novellas(The Custom of the Army, A Plague of Zombies, and Beseiged). A Fugitive Green stars Lord John Grey's older brother, Hal and his wife, Minnie(Jamie makes a cameo in this one). A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows is about Roger Mackenzie 's parents during WWII, Frank Randall makes a brief cameo i [...]

    4. Too many Lord John stories, why keep writing about one of the most boring characters in the series? I mean, he already has his own series, so why not write about the dozens of other characters that we've not heard much from? Anything would be more interesting than what we get with John. Lord John's stories are always the same, him being put in some war/battle type situation and then him ultimately saving the day, interspersed with him lusting after some random guy and generally being a racist gi [...]

    5. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall contains seven Outlander stories, two of which are new. Since the others have been out for some time and I was already familiar with them, I’ll leave them be—but the only reason Seven Stones gets 4 STARS is because I love “The Space Between” and “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows.” As for the two new stories, “Fugitive Green” and “Besieged”: “Fugitive Green” (3 STARS) has its moments, and teenage Minnie’s take-no-shit spunk might fill the C [...]

    6. Each novella and short story in this book is part of the Outlander universe. I do have my favorites:A Plague of Zombies. Jamaica, 1761. Lord John is sent to put down a slave rebellion.A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows. 1941-43. We discover what really happened to Roger McKenzie's parents.A Fugitive Green. 1744-45. Harold, Earl Melton and Duke of Pardloe, and Minnie's story.All the novellas and short stories were good. Each added information to the Outlander universe. I would highly recommend thi [...]

    7. SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL is a collection of stories set in the Outlander world by Diana Gabaldon. When this massive book reached my doorstep, I thought it was going to be a full length book but actually it’s an anthology of short stories. Now I hesitate with calling them short stories because while they shorter in comparison to Gabaldon’s other books, the stories included here are all pretty long.Gabaldon approaches each of these stories the same way as she does with each novel. The cha [...]

    8. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall is a 500ish page collection of (mostly) novellas set in Gabaldon's Outlander universe. All but two of the novellas were previously published in short story anthologies. The remaining two are new. I do not recommend picking up this collection if you aren't already a fan of the books. Most of the stories would be entertaining enough to read, but you're not going to get optimal enjoyment out of them without the context of the main series (or the Lord John books, which [...]

    9. I was quite pleased with "A Fugitive Green" and "Besieged", the only new stories in the collection. The Duke of Pardloe increases in fascination with each appearance. I gave the collection itself three stars because I really dislike the publisher packaging the other stories yet again as a marketing scheme.

    10. I'd already read 4 of the 6 stories in this collection before thanks to scooping up a copy of the UK-only book, "A Trail of Fire," on a trip to London a few years ago, but despite the two new stories here, it's "A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows" that I still liked the most. Gabaldon takes you straight into the gut-gripping fear that every young man fighting in the Battle of Britain in WWII must have grappled with. And for Roger to have this brief glimpse of his father is both heart-breaking and [...]

    11. The Custom of the Army- 4 stars (read in 2012)The Space Between (originally in The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination) - 5 stars (read in 2013)A Plague of Zombies (originally in Down These Strange Streets) - 4 stars (read in 2011)A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows - 4 stars (read in 2013)Virgins - 5 stars (read in 2016)A Fugitive Green - 4-1/2 starsBesieged - 5 stars

    12. * buys whole book* reads only "Besieged"If that isn't proper fanboy behaviour I don't know what is. :DBut TBH I already knew the other John Grey stories and I don't care much about the rest. It was nice to meet him again, but I really want a new Lord John book, a really big one. And beside my obvious and total love for him, I think Benedictas "My Life" would also be of great interest. What a woman. :)"I didn't know you could speak Spanish, Mother.""Well, I don't know about speaking, so much," sh [...]

    13. SEVEN STONES TO STAND OR FALL is a collection of stories set in the Outlander world by Diana Gabaldon. When this massive book reached my doorstep, I thought it was going to be a full length book but actually it’s an anthology of short stories. Now I hesitate with calling them short stories because while they shorter in comparison to Gabaldon’s other books, the stories included here are all pretty long.Gabaldon approaches each of these stories the same way as she does with each novel. The cha [...]

    14. Había leído los 5 relatos anteriores, pero reconozco que Diana no deja de sorprenderme. No da puntada sin hilo, en estos relatos ofrece muchas pistas y detalles que considero importantes.

    15. I read most of the stories/novellas here in other collections, but there were three stories/novellas that were new to me: Virgins, A Fugitive Green, and Besieged. All three were swell, but the latter two were my favorites. Combined, the three I hadn't read yet are enough to make up their own book. D.G. doesn't really do "short."After the last couple of Outlander books, I've wanted to read more about Lord John and his family, and this collection delivers the goods. I remember really enjoying A Pl [...]

    16. Seven Stones to Stand or Fall - Gabaldon - Audio performance by multiple narrators4 stars I am a Diana Gabaldon addict. I’ve listened to every book more than once. I own many of them in paper and all of them as ebooks and audiobooks I read her blog. ( I haven’t watched the current mini- series, but then, I don’t watch any television.) There were only two stories in this collection that I had not read. The entries that I had read, I mostly owned already. So was it worth it to buy them again [...]

    17. New stories A Fugitive Green and Besieged deserve 5 stars. I'm delighted when authors give secondary characters their own space. The overall book is getting 3 because of the constant repackaging off old material. Because I knew that 5 of the stories have previously released, I purchased on Kindle. I didn't need another big book taking up valuable shelf space for stories I already own. Lord John Grey is a fascinating character. However, if you want to read his story in chronicle order, you must j [...]

    18. An anthology of seven short stories in the Outlander / Lord John Gray series. If you're interested, there is a chronological listing of the Outlander and Lord John Grey books on my website.On the whole, they’re excellent stories with a few niggles here and there.The Series“A Fugitive Green" (Lord John #0.25, Outlander #0.75; 1744)“The Custom of the Army" (Lord John #2.75; 1759)“A Plague of Zombies" (Lord John #3.5; 1761)“Besieged" (Lord John #3.75; 1762)"Virgins" (Outlander #0.5; 1740) [...]

    19. 4.5Another delightful novella in the Outlander universe that appears on the recent compilation "Seven Stones To Stand or Fall". Jamie Fraser has a tiny cameo of the sort of blink-and-you'll-miss-it, and this is the account of how Lord Melton, Lord John Grey's brother, meets and marries his second wife Minnie. Very enjoyable.

    20. I Enjoyed reading the Collections of DG's Novella's and Short Stories "Seven Stones To Stand or Fall" the ratings for each story is as follows:1. The Custom of the Army 3 Stars2. The Space Between 3 Stars 3. A Plague of Zombies 2 Stars4. A Leaf On The Wind of All Hallows 3 Stars5. Virgins 4 Stars6. A Fugitive Green 5 Stars7. Besieged 3 Stars

    21. Heerlijk om weer terug te zijn in de wereld van Outlander. Een van de zeven verhalen had ik al gelezen, die heb ik maar over geslagen. Maar van de rest heb ik echt genoten. De twee verhalen die ik het mooist vond zijn Een vluchtig groen en Als een blad op de wind

    22. Some stories I've read before on their own and some new ones. Overall, it's a good representation of the short stories that enrich the Outlander universe.

    23. Read our full review on Hypable!Seven Stones to Stand or Fall marks the first time that all the short stories and novellas in Diana Gabaladon’s Outlander universe will be collected in one place. Gabaldon, in her preface, gives a history of these short stories and a chronological order as to where these stories fall in the Outlander universe.As Gabaldon states in her preface, the stories can be read as standalones in any order. That being said, there are a certain amount of references to previo [...]

    24. I loved the Outlander Series, but I just couldn't get into this book. I don't know what it was, but I just wasn't interested in these side stories.

    25. A collection of seven stories from the Outlander-verse. Five have appeared elsewhere previously and are available as stand-alone ebooks. They're all great, but they're also not new. Of the two new stories, I very much enjoyed A Fugitive Green, but was kind of bored during Besieged. I'm not sure this edition is worth the price, considering that most of it is previously published material. I suspect Outlander fans will want it anyway

    26. This is a collection of short stories in the Outlander world - all but two have been published previously. I like these stories and they are a fun glimpse into mostly side stories in the Outlander world. They fill in gaps or give backstory, but still are loads of fun. My only criticism is that I would have preferred that these stories would have been put in chronological order. It would have made more sense to read them that way. That said, here’s my take on the stories themselves:The Custom o [...]

    27. Very disappointed. I do not enjoy re-reading and had already read 3 of the 5 contained but I persisted. The two new novellas were a major disappointment considering the characters chosen. I would NOT recommend purchase or wasting time with this volume

    28. Lord John, Minnie, and Hal and the rest of the family are delightful, humorous, adventurous, and, at times, raw and real. More please!

    29. Reviewed for THC ReviewsWhen reading anthologies, I usually pick up one novella here and there to fill in gaps between longer books and rarely read them straight through. With that being the case, I've decided to post reviews of each story as I finish it. Reviews on the remaining novellas and the overall book rating will be forthcoming.:-)*newest review for this anthologyThe Custom of the Army – Chronologically, The Custom of the Army is set approximately one year after the events of Lord John [...]

    30. I really, really, really enjoyed all the novellas in this book. I read some reviews (prior to getting the book) from other Outlander fans who seemed a bit disgruntled that there were only two new novellas in the entire publication. A happy consequence of coming late to the "party" of Outlander is that all of them were new to me (except for 'The Space Between' which I had recently downloaded). I also borrowed this book from the library as opposed to buying it like I did all the main big books in [...]

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