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The Scottish Prisoner: A Novel (Lord John)

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Misfit
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The Scottish Prisoner: A Novel (Lord John)

Postby Misfit » Tue August 23rd, 2011, 7:15 pm

Hmmm. I've not yet tried any of the LJ novels but thought I'd mention here.

London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District, life could be worse: He’s not cutting sugar cane in the West Indies, and he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own. But Jamie Fraser’s quiet existence is coming apart at the seams, interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of Tobias Quinn, an erstwhile comrade from the Rising.

Like many of the Jacobites who aren’t dead or in prison, Quinn still lives and breathes for the Cause. His latest plan involves an ancient relic that will rally the Irish. Jamie is having none of it—he’s sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again.

Lord John Grey—aristocrat, soldier, and occasional spy—finds himself in possession of a packet of explosive documents that exposes a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Time is of the essence as the investigation leads to Ireland, with a baffling message left in “Erse,” the tongue favored by Scottish Highlanders. Lord John, who oversaw Jacobite prisoners when he was governor of Ardsmiur prison, thinks Jamie may be able to translate—but will he agree to do it?

Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is another masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.
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Madeleine
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Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
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Postby Madeleine » Wed August 24th, 2011, 11:51 am

Saw this on Amazon the other day, thanks for the tip, sounds good.
Currently reading "Heavenfield" by L J Ross & "Lost for Words" by Stephanie Butland

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Survivors by Kate Furnivall & The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton (Pigeonhole)
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favorite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Postby Vanessa » Wed August 24th, 2011, 12:54 pm

Sounds something to look out for!
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Postby Susan » Wed August 24th, 2011, 10:44 pm

Is this the most recent Lord John book? I'll eventually read the Lord John Grey books, but since I read all the Outlander books earlier this year, I felt I needed a break from the characters.
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Postby Misfit » Thu August 25th, 2011, 1:30 am

"Susan" wrote:Is this the most recent Lord John book? I'll eventually read the Lord John Grey books, but since I read all the Outlander books earlier this year, I felt I needed a break from the characters.


I am guessing so, but I haven't paid too much attention to them.
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Postby annis » Thu August 25th, 2011, 2:45 am

SP is the latest in DG's Lord John series- due out round November, I think. I've quite enjoyed them - the gay angle gives a look at 18th century society from a different perspective.


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