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Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade

by Diana Gabaldon

November 20, 2009 | Hardcover

Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade is rated 4 out of 5 by 4.
From the exquisitely talented and award-winning author of the Outlander Saga come two additions to the oeuvre, both featuring Lord John Grey.

This dashing character first appeared in Gabaldon’s blockbuster, Voyager, and readers cheered him on in the New York Times bestselling Lord John and the Private Matter.

Diana Gabaldon takes readers back to eighteenth-century Britain as Lord John Grey pursues a deadly family secret as well as a clandestine love affair, set against the background of the Seven Years War.

Seventeen years earlier, Grey’s father, the Duke of Pardloe, shot himself, days before he was to be accused of being a Jacobite traitor. By raising a regiment to fight at Culloden, Grey’s elder brother has succeeded in redeeming the family name, aided by Grey, now a major in that regiment. But now, on the eve of the regiment’s move to Germany, comes a mysterious threat that throws the matter of the Duke’s death into stark new question, and brings the Grey brothers into fresh conflict with the past and each other.

From barracks and parade grounds to the battlefields of Prussia and the stony fells of the Lake District, Lord John’s struggle to find the truth leads him through danger and passion, ever deeper, toward the answer to the question at the centre of his soul–what is it that is most important to a man? Love, loyalty, family name? Self-respect, or honesty? Surviving both the battle of Krefeld and a searing personal betrayal, he returns to the Lake District to find the man who may hold the key to his quest: a Jacobite prisoner named Jamie Fraser. Here, Grey finds his truth and faces a final choice: between honour and life itself.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 512 pages, 8.46 × 5.88 × 1.74 in

Published: November 20, 2009

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385660960

ISBN - 13: 9780385660969

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Book!! I really enjoyed this second installment. I grown more fond of Grey and his family. I cant wait to read more stories from his point of view. This story is full of action and adventure, and Gabaldon explores the many prejudices faced by men in this time period well. There is more back story regarding his family and we see more of Grey's life.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very readable This is the second in the series of Lord John books but can be read as a stand-alone. In this book Lord John is searching out the reason behind his father's death. Although ruled a suicide Lord John knows it was murder. A page of his late father's journal was delivered to both his brother and his mother. Also Lord John has been attacked twice. Lord John is now determined to find out if his father was a Jacobite and who murdered him. Lord John's mother is getting remarried and there is a new brother, Percival Wainwright to be introduced to and get to know. Percival is so attractive and seems to be equally attracted to Lord John. But this is the era where homosexually is the gravest of sins and severely punished. Gabaldon writes books that are very readable. I loved the story of Lord John and Percival and loved the descriptions of war in Prussia and France. However, I found the story about Lord John's father very confusing. Whether it was the number of characters involved or the use of initials (Mr. A) or the storylines that seem to go nowhere (Jamie Frasier's letter writing), I was lost and unable to figure out what was going on. The other nit I have is the total out of character sexual boasting by Lord John to Jamie. It was so unlike Lord John I couldn't believe what I had read and had to re-read it a second time.
Date published: 2013-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another rollicking adventure story by Diana! Did you ever wonder what other adventures Lord John and other characters in Diana Gabaldon's books experienced? This book contains 2 novellas and a few short stories. The preview's to each are well worth reading. You seem to get a better sense of who Diana is and what she thinks. I'm very happy I picked this up! I want to suggest to Diana that she keep up the stories! Dying to read more.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a bad read.... I'm a huge fan of Gabaldon and the Outlander series, and so when I saw she'd done another Lord John book, I thought I'd give it a try. I've read the others in this series and have to be honest - I didn't enjoy them. This one however kept me more interested because of the side of Jamie Fraser that Gabaldon showed. If you're a fan of the Outlander series, you might want to give this one a try.
Date published: 2013-10-29

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Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade

by Diana Gabaldon

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 512 pages, 8.46 × 5.88 × 1.74 in

Published: November 20, 2009

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385660960

ISBN - 13: 9780385660969

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Chapter One All in the Family London, January 1758 The Society for Appreciation of the English Beefsteak, A Gentlemen’s Club To the best of Lord John Grey’s knowledge, stepmothers as depicted in fiction tended to be venal, evil, cunning, homicidal, and occasionally cannibalistic. Stepfathers, by contrast, seemed negligible, if not completely innocuous. “Squire Allworthy, do you think?” he said to his brother. “Or Claudius?” Hal stood restlessly twirling the club’s terrestrial globe, looking elegant, urbane, and thoroughly indigestible. He left off performing this activity, and gave Grey a look of incomprehension. “What?” “Stepfathers,” Grey explained. “There seem remarkably few of them among the pages of novels, by contrast to the maternal variety. I merely wondered where Mother’s new acquisition might fall, along the spectrum of character.” Hal’s nostrils flared. His own reading tended to be confined to Tacitus and the more detailed Greek and Roman histories of military endeavor. The practice of reading novels he regarded as a form of moral weakness; forgivable, and in fact, quite understandable in their mother, who was, after all, a woman. That his younger brother should share in this vice was somewhat less acceptable. However, he merely said, “Claudius? From Hamlet? Surely not, John, unless you happen to know something about Mother that I do not.” Grey was reasonably sure
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From the Publisher

From the exquisitely talented and award-winning author of the Outlander Saga come two additions to the oeuvre, both featuring Lord John Grey.

This dashing character first appeared in Gabaldon’s blockbuster, Voyager, and readers cheered him on in the New York Times bestselling Lord John and the Private Matter.

Diana Gabaldon takes readers back to eighteenth-century Britain as Lord John Grey pursues a deadly family secret as well as a clandestine love affair, set against the background of the Seven Years War.

Seventeen years earlier, Grey’s father, the Duke of Pardloe, shot himself, days before he was to be accused of being a Jacobite traitor. By raising a regiment to fight at Culloden, Grey’s elder brother has succeeded in redeeming the family name, aided by Grey, now a major in that regiment. But now, on the eve of the regiment’s move to Germany, comes a mysterious threat that throws the matter of the Duke’s death into stark new question, and brings the Grey brothers into fresh conflict with the past and each other.

From barracks and parade grounds to the battlefields of Prussia and the stony fells of the Lake District, Lord John’s struggle to find the truth leads him through danger and passion, ever deeper, toward the answer to the question at the centre of his soul–what is it that is most important to a man? Love, loyalty, family name? Self-respect, or honesty? Surviving both the battle of Krefeld and a searing personal betrayal, he returns to the Lake District to find the man who may hold the key to his quest: a Jacobite prisoner named Jamie Fraser. Here, Grey finds his truth and faces a final choice: between honour and life itself.

From the Jacket

“Gabaldon provides a rich, abundantly researched, entirely readable portrait of life among the English upper classes in the 1750s. From London’s literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes in the Seven Years’ War, her writing is always vivid and often lyrical.” — The Washington Post

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the author of six Outlander novels — A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, and The Fiery Cross — as well as Lord John and the Private Matter and one work of nonfiction. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Editorial Reviews

“Gabaldon provides a rich, abundantly researched, entirely readable portrait of life among the English upper classes in the 1750s. From London’s literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes in the Seven Years’ War, her writing is always vivid and often lyrical.” — The Washington Post
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