The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel - Diana Gabaldon & Hoang Nguyen

The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

By Diana Gabaldon & Hoang Nguyen

  • Release Date: 2010-09-21
  • Genre: Graphic Novels
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 143 Ratings

Description

Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in her first-ever graphic novel, Gabaldon gives readers a fresh look at the events of the original Outlander: Jamie Fraser’s side of the story, gorgeously rendered by artist Hoang Nguyen.
 
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.
 

Reviews

  • Thoughts on Exile

    3
    By Mammie68
    Loved the story itself! However is a bit overpriced for length of story you get. I'm an avid fan of All things Outlander and Diana's works. But for me this came up a little short. Not because of the story itself I Loved it! Especially from Jamie's perspective and the back stories of Jamie and Murtagh. What I am not a fan of at all is the art work in this book. I had a hard time with it although I knew it was a graphic novel. To me the artwork was to Chinese Cartoonish reminded me of Poke E Man characters. I felt it took away from the feeling of being in Scotland. All in all Im glad read it and enjoyed the story itself and appreciate it being in my collection.
  • The Exile

    1
    By Sharon holc
    I am a 69 year old reader, my vision has been corrected, glasses. I still have trouble reading the small words contained in the "bubbles". I was extremely disappointed with this book!
  • Visit your local library before purchasing.

    2
    By ehmj
    Disappointing - This is not a graphic novel, just pictures with some quotes lifted from the novel, haphazardly put together. The art and colours are pretty… but inconsistent, making it hard to tell the differences between characters. Pretty much the only part that is consistent is the colour of Jamie’s hair and Claire. The art rarely flows like graphic novel should, leaving the reader without a sense of progression or the feeling of a story being weaved through art as well as words. The pacing of the writing is atrocious and takes for granted previous knowledge of the novel. If you haven’t read it, this will not make any sense. The frequent and blunt use of thought bubbles and rushed transitions to move the story along - just like you’d find in a child’s comic book - disrupts the flow and pulls you out of the story. I know Galbandon got her break in disney comics - but these techniques abandoned decades ago are out of place and distracting in a modern graphic novel for adults.
  • Heart wrenching and beautiful

    5
    By makitso1
    The last chapter of this latest book took me by surprise. Having lost a daughter the emotion of Claire and Jamie running to Brianna overpowered me in its simplicity. The sparse use of words for that rejoining of parent to child was perfect. Ms Gabaldon knew that the emotion would be felt as it was by this reader m
  • Awful illustration

    2
    By ElsieBarbour
    The illustrations are terrible -muddy, crude and difficult to tell the difference between characters. Surprising, as its a great story that could be enjoyable in this format. Also, it does not seem possible to increase the font size except by manually pinching out each and every page which is tedious. Think I will stick with the books.
  • Waste

    1
    By Waddlebutt
    What a tremendous waste of money
  • The Exile

    4
    By Lilred4
    It is fun to see the writer's images fleshed out. It is certainly different from my own, but a great way to pass the time while I pass the time waiting for the next installment of the story.
  • Awesome Outlander Graphic Novel-NOT a comic book!!

    5
    By winegeek/twigirl
    Beautifully illustrated and of course, Jamie's story is compelling-it's Gabaldon doing some of her as usual fine work. It's a shame the folks who gave this such a low rating failed to realize that a Graphic Novel is by definition a story of substantial length which is illustrated. Since Gabaldon has a back-ground in comic books, her venture into Graphic Novels is a pleasant surprise and this offering is an example of one of the best collaborations I've seen; beautiful artwork and wonderful storytelling. I love these characters and having them come to life visually (based on Gabaldon's descriptions) has been an incredible treat.
  • Not what I expected!

    1
    By bosoxfan86
    This is told from Jamie's perspective, which I was looking forward to reading, but this is a comic book! So disapointed!
  • It's a comic book

    3
    By KidRN113
    I wasn't truly prepared for this to be an honest-to-goodness comic book. I was thinking it just had some pictures, not that it was all pictures! I wish it were a book, written in the same style as all of the other stories. I would have really enjoyed Jamie's version of events in story form.