Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
By Diana Gabaldon
Delta, Paperback, 9780385337502, 494pp.
Publication Date: August 26, 2008
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"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
Diana Gabaldon, the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of the Outlander saga, brings back one of her most compelling characters: Lord John Grey. Here Gabaldon 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.
It's been seventeen years since Lord John's 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 and John is convinced that someone is taunting the Grey family with secrets from the grave. So he turns to the only man he can trust: the Scottish Jacobite James Fraser. 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 must decide whether his family's honor is worth his life.
“First-rate . . . From London’s literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes in the Seven Years’ War, [Diana Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.”—The Washington Post
“Strongly recommended . . . Gabaldon’s expert knowledge of her time period and delicate feel for the intricacies of human behavior make this second Grey novel as enjoyable as the first.”—Library Journal