Go Tell the Bees That I’m Gone is Diana Gabaldon’s ninth novel in the Outlander series. It was released on November 23, 2021.
Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall were ripped apart by the Jacobite Rising in 1743, and it took them twenty years to rediscover each other again. The American Revolution now threatens to do the same.
Claire and Jamie are reunited with their daughter, Brianna, her husband, Roger, and their children on Fraser’s Ridge in 1779. The Frasers felt having the family together was an unachievable goal.
Even in the North Carolina backcountry, the consequences of war can be felt. Tensions in the Colonies are high, and local passions are hot enough to boil Hell’s tea kettle. Jamie is well aware that his tenants’ loyalties are divided, and that the battle will be on his doorstep before he knows it.
Brianna and Roger are concerned that the perils that drove them to flee the twentieth century will eventually catch up with them. Sometimes they wonder if exposing their family to the hazards of the 1700s—disease, famine, and looming war—was truly the safer option.
Not far away, young William Ransom is still coming to terms with the discovery of his true father’s identity—and hence his own—and Lord John Grey has reconciliations to make and perils to face on his son’s and his own behalf.
Meanwhile, the Revolutionary War inches closer to Fraser’s Ridge. And now that the family is finally together, Jamie and Claire have more at risk than ever before.