Book Review: The Making of Outlander: The Official Guide to Seasons 1 & 2 by Tara Bennett

The Making of Outlander: The Official Guide to Seasons 1 & 2
Author: Tara Bennett
Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Illustration
Released: October 18th 2016
Review Source: Delacorte Press

Get an exclusive look behind the scenes of the first two seasons of Outlander with this official, fully illustrated companion to the hit Starz television series based on the bestselling novels. It was only a matter of time before Diana Gabaldon s bestselling Outlander saga made the leap from book to hit TV series, and the millions of readers captivated by the epic romance of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser have eagerly followed.

Now the must-watch drama has inspired this must-have guide, which reveals that it takes a village (or perhaps a Scottish isle) to bring the breathtaking world of Outlander to life in front of our eyes. Spanning the first two seasons of the Starz network sensation, The Making of Outlander leads readers behind the scenes and straight into the action as cast members, writers, producers, musicians, costume designers, set decorators, technicians, and more share the many adventures and challenges they face to make this sweeping saga come alive on the screen.

In exclusive interviews, the show s stars, including Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), and Tobias Menzies (Frank Randall/Black Jack Randall), discuss the daunting task of embodying some of fiction s most beloved characters and satisfying the high expectations of devoted Outlander readers. Executive producer and showrunner Ronald D. Moore looks at the inner workings of the writers room, shares his crew s travels to the authentic overseas locations, and chronicles the brainstorming, building, breakneck pacing, and boundless energy that make everything from the show s architecture to its outfits period-perfect. In addition, the book examines all the Outlander episodes through exclusive interviews with their writers and directors, providing fascinating facts into the making of each hour.

Best of all, The Making of Outlander offers a veritable feast of lavish photographs including an array of images spotlighting the stars in all their characters grandeur and up-close personal portraits. Featuring an introduction by Diana Gabaldon herself, this magnificent insider s look at the world of the Outlander TV series is the companion all fans will want by their side."

If you're a fan of Outlander, then you need this book in your hands right now!

The Making of Outlander was made for fans. It will make you feel like you know all the in and outs  of this amazing show. If you are truly a fan of the show, trust me, you will feel like you are part of the crew. And if you're simply into learning how shows are made, then this is also for you. Like Game of Thrones, Outlander is one of rare adaptions that are adapted well. So you must be curious how such successful shows are made.

From the very beginning, we know it has taken couple of years to make this book series come to life. Thankfully. Now with the advance technology, making this world come to life, the one from the past is the right time. We come to learn the depth of the fascinating background, cast, costumes, music/soundtrack and even the writing. We get inside the designers and directors' mind thru each episode of Season 1 and 2. Yes, this literally gives you a background of each episode. Which you may think is a lot, but since I am selfish, I wanted more.

Some of my favorite parts of this book were the short biographies of some of the cast and how they came about in learning about Outlander. In addition to their biographies, we learn how they were cast and how they prepared for the role. Obviously, Sam Heughan aka Jaime's section was my favorite. This charming actor is the perfect adoring character. We all love Jaime and we couldn't be grateful that Sam has been perfectly fitted into this role. Sam is Jaime and Jaime is Sam. That is the only explanation. He has time-traveled to our world to play this role. I wish I could tell you more about his part, but it is so worth getting the book and read his part. So be sure to pick it up if you haven't done so yet.

The Making of Outlander is a fantastic guide for fans. Trust me, you will love it as much as you love Jaime. Don't miss out and get your copy now.

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