Diana Gabaldon does not fail to please. As the series progresses her characters grow and develop, becoming ever more rounded and interesting. Her knowledge of life in the 1770's; the countries through which the characters pass or spend weeks, maybe years; and the way they adapt to whatever circumstances they find themselves in makes the time travel fantasy appealing. After watching series I and 2 of Outlander on television I decided to read the books. I had endless trouble trying to find them but was able to purchase the entire series on Mighty Ape for a very reasonable price.