Diana Gabaldon on 'Outlander's Jamie and Claire Fraser Getting Colorful in Her Latest Book

Eight years have passed since the October 2015 release of The Official Outlander Coloring Book, but now is the perfect time for fans of the series to dust off their crayons and colored pencils and get creative—vol 2 of the coloring book,

which is based on Diana Gabaldon's New York Times bestselling series of novels, was just released. What better use of the Droughtlander's money?

Volume 2 of the coloring book features illustrations of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser as they embark on adventures that take them from the bustling market streets of Paris to the magnificent court of Versailles, 

through secret passageways into forbidden apothecaries, and onto battlefields to fight for freedom. The first coloring book focused entirely on Outlander. However, volume 2 is drawn from Dragonfly in Amber.

In this exclusive interview, Diana tells Parade, "The scenes in the coloring books are drawn from the books; each one is accompanied by a relevant quote from the book in question, in fact."

Although fans of the STARZ series have grown to recognize Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe as Jamie and Claire, respectively,

the artwork in The Official Outlander Coloring Book is based on the illustrators' conception of the characters as portrayed by Diana in her books.

"They can't use actors' images legally; Jamie, Claire, etc., are generic depictions, not based on Sam or Caitríona." 

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