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Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (2007)

by Diana Gabaldon

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Series: Lord John (2)

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I needed something quick and easy and engaging to read on a long flight and this fit the bill. Although the characters have a sort of modern whiff about them, I still bought them as 18th century people.
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  badube | Mar 6, 2019 |
Lord John is in his brother's regiment which is readying to ship off to Prussia. He finds a new romance, investigates his father's murder, and survives attempts on his life. Oh, and he's still obsessed with Jamie Fraser.
I enjoy the Lord John books though not as much as the Outlander books. This one was fine, but I did feel it meandered a bit too much trying to cram in too many different strands of the plot. Still, there's a lot of action, a lot of sex, and some Jamie so I was happy with the book. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Jun 8, 2018 |
Enjoyed this book. Good story about Lord John Grey as an addition to The Outlander. ( )
  MHanover10 | Feb 4, 2018 |
Another solid Lord John novel from [a:Diana Gabaldon|3617|Diana Gabaldon|http://photo.goodreads.com/authors/1213918339p2/3617.jpg]. I like the character very much, as well as the setting and the historical details. What I didn't like in this book particular was the suspense plot. It felt not really worked out. Also the half plot with Jamie Fraser was absolutely unneccessary. If I hadn't read the Highlander books, I had hated the character based on how he acted in this novel.
Other than that an easy and enjoyable read. ( )
  Geektesse | Dec 10, 2017 |
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To the best of Lord John's knowledge, stepmothers as depicted in fiction tended to be venal, evil, cunning, homicidal, and occasionally cannibalistic.
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In her much-anticipated new novel, the "New York Times" bestselling author of the Outlander saga brings back one of her most compelling characters: Lord John Grey--soldier, gentleman, and no mean hand with a blade. Here Diana Gabaldon brilliantly weaves together the strands of Lord John's secret and public lives--a shattering family mystery, a love affair with potentially disastrous consequences, and a war that stretches from the Old World to the New. . . .
In 1758, in the heart of the Seven Years' War, Britain fights by the side of Prussia in the Rhineland. For Lord John and his titled brother Hal, the battlefield will be a welcome respite from the torturous mystery that burns poisonously in their family's history. Seventeen years earlier, Lord John's late father, the Duke of Pardloe, was found dead, a pistol in his hand and accusations of his role as a Jacobite agent staining forever a family's honor.
Now unlaid ghosts from the past are stirring. Lord John's brother has mysteriously received a page of their late father's missing diary. Someone is taunting the Grey family with secrets from the grave, but Hal, with secrets of his own, refuses to pursue the matter and orders his brother to do likewise. Frustrated, John turns to a man who has been both his prisoner and his confessor: the Scottish Jacobite James Fraser.
Fraser can tell many secrets--and withhold many others. But war, a forbidden affair, and Fraser's own secrets will complicate Lord John's quest. Until James Fraser yields the missing piece of an astounding puzzle--and Lord John, caught between his courage and his conscience, must decide whether his family's honor is worth his life.
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In her much-anticipated new novel, the New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander saga brings back one of her most compelling characters: Lord John Grey—soldier, gentleman, and no mean hand with a blade. Here Diana Gabaldon brilliantly weaves together the strands of Lord John’s secret and public lives—a shattering family mystery, a love affair with potentially disastrous consequences, and a war that stretches from the Old World to the New. . . .

In 1758, in the heart of the Seven Years’ War, Britain fights by the side of Prussia in the Rhineland. For Lord John and his titled brother Hal, the battlefield will be a welcome respite from the torturous mystery that burns poisonously in their family’s history. Seventeen years earlier, Lord John’s late father, the Duke of Pardloe, was found dead, a pistol in his hand and accusations of his role as a Jacobite agent staining forever a family’s honor.

Now unlaid ghosts from the past are stirring. Lord John’s brother has mysteriously received a page of their late father’s missing diary. Someone is taunting the Grey family with secrets from the grave, but Hal, with secrets of his own, refuses to pursue the matter and orders his brother to do likewise. Frustrated, John turns to a man who has been both his prisoner and his confessor: the Scottish Jacobite James Fraser.

Fraser can tell many secrets—and withhold many others. But war, a forbidden affair, and Fraser’s own secrets will complicate Lord John’s quest. Until James Fraser yields the missing piece of an astounding puzzle—and Lord John, caught between his courage and his conscience, must decide whether his family’s honor is worth his life.

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Eighteenth-century Britain and the Seven Years' War form the backdrop for Lord John Grey's quest to uncover the truth about his father's death, a search that leads to deadly peril and an encounter with a Jacobite prisoner, Jamie Fraser, who may hold the key to his quest.… (more)

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