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Includes a preview of the new novel in the Outlander series.

“This could be the worthy Lord John Grey’s breakout novel, as readers are treated to large dollops of Outlander hero Jamie Fraser. . . . The strong chemistry between these two stalwart, yet supremely dissimilar, protagonists crackles.”—Booklist

 

A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is a masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.

 

London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has 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 is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. 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.

 

“Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals, and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail

 

“A spirited return to the world first created in Outlander . . . This novel is, ultimately, an authentically fashioned historical mystery that allows the author to do what she does best: chronicle the lives of her characters with impeccable detail. . . . Gabaldon fans, you’ll find much to delight in here.”—Library Journal

 

“As always, Gabaldon goes above and beyond. . . . If you love historical fiction, this book could be a good entrance point into the Outlander world.”—Bookreporter

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Diana Gabaldon is the New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), and An Echo in the Bone—as well as one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; the Outlander graphic novel The Exile; and the bestselling series featuring Lord John Grey, a character she introduced in her Outlander series. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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steve7193, December 14, 2013 (view all comments by steve7193)
For those of you who are (as I am) hopelessly addicted to Diana Gabaldon's novels in the Outlander series, this book is a must-read.

This book fills in the friendship between Jamie Fraser and Lord John Grey from Voyager, the 3rd novel in the series. At one point near the end of Voyager Jamie says "Oh, it's only that I ken Lord John; he's a friend of mine." I can remember distinctly when I first read this line, I was completely bemused. The words didn't make sense. While Jamie and Lord John had certainly been acquaintances and spent much time together, nothing had happened to lead one to say they were truly friends.

One other point: There's a chapter in The Scottish Prisoner where an event is told from the viewpoint of Jaime. Later in another novel, An Echo In The Bone, the same event is told from the viewpoint of another character. Powerful writing!

The Outlander series is deep, deep, complicated and complex, many-layered. [My opinion only, of course.] I can scarcely wait for Written With My Heart's Own Blood, the next in the series, due out in 2014.

If you haven't read series yet, start at the beginning, which is titled Outlander. There has never been a more benign and fulfilling drug.
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ISBN:
9780385337526
Author:
Gabaldon, Diana
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
science fiction and fantasy;time travel;time travel romance;historical romance;fantasy romance;adventure romance;historical adventure
Subject:
Historical
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Lord John Grey
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 in 0.94 lb

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