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  • Title: Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade
  • Author: Diana Gabaldon
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  • Page: 227
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  • From the exquisitely talented and award winning author of the Outlander Saga come two additions to the oeuvre, both featuring Lord John Grey 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 secFrom the exquisitely talented and award winning author of the Outlander Saga come two additions to the oeuvre, both featuring Lord John Grey 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.
    Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade From the exquisitely talented and award winning author of the Outlander Saga come two additions to the oeuvre both featuring Lord John Grey NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Diana Gabaldon the New York Ti

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    1. I dithered about this I feel a little odd giving a guilty pleasure just for fun book like this five stars, but when I compare it to what I have recently given four, well, I have no choice Because I loved this so very, very much.This is the kind of book I want to write, the kind of book I wish there was a whole lot of It s basically slash fanfic for her Outlander series, I gather, and it seems that whichever you read first, you prefer And oddly, the bits that involve Jamie Fraser are my least fa [...]

    2. I still don t understand why Gabaldon s Lord John books are not popular than they are Is the gayness of the main character really such a huge turn off Because I can t find any other reason to dislike these books To me, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade is another great historical novel, full of subtle wit and humor, details of 18th century London society and entertaining descriptions of military living during the Seven Year War, along with a nice mystery this time directly involving Lo [...]

    3. I enjoyed this book very much Lord John is an engaging, interesting character and he doesn t spend a whole lot of time in this book mooning over Jamie Fraser This is set right after the death of Geneva Dunsany in the Outlander timeline, but the meat of the book is a mystery in Lord John s own family, and John s love affair with an attractive young man Gabaldon writes men very well we get enough emotional revelation to let us cnnect with the characters, but they are most definitely men.The writin [...]

    4. The one where Lord John s mother remarries, which sets in motion new dangers, new revelations about his father s disgrace and death, and a relationship with an attractive new stepbrother I like Lord John a great deal, but I don t like Lord John books very much Partly this is just a book reader mismatch I don t enjoy mysteries, so I m reading these particular mysteries for the character stuff and the historical milieu stuff, which is like someone who doesn t like romance reading romantic suspense [...]

    5. I read this book after finishing Gabaldon s A Breath of Snow and Ashes Thank goodness I found out it was out as it restored my faith in Gabaldon s skill as a writer and storyteller The plot mixes an important whodunit as well as insight into John s personal life as a man and a soldier The pacing and story were spot on and refreshing after the near 1000 pages of meandering in ABOSAS I ve always been fond of the character of Lord John even when he s painted as the bad guy But this book truly cemen [...]

    6. Lord John, who emerged from the Outlander series as a separate series of novels, has a few problems on his plate For one thing, he s in love with his new stepbrother For another, the bitter feelings surrounding his father s death are still very much alive after a period of several years, and his brother Hal won t bear his father s title Then there s the matter of the pages from his father s missing journal that keep turning up On top of which, as a professional soldier Lord John generally has a [...]

    7. I love Lord John Grey I kind of want to be best friends with him Or, at least take him out for drinks and commiserate about how he has absolute shit luck with romance He seems okay with his life, but I just feel so bad for him, like, all the time.Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade is the second novel in the Lord John spin off series which takes place during the twenty year timespan of Voyager You don t need to have read the Outlander novels to enjoy these books, though They stand very we [...]

    8. I ve put off thinking about this one because I was so disappointed in it At times, I downright hated it Who the hell was this main character I thought I knew, thought he was smarter, braver, funnier, urbane than depicted here.1st Problem We get to know his older brother much better here at the expense of camera time usually spent on his funny and insightful sidekicks Col Harry Quarry and valet Tom I didn t care for the focus on petulant sibling issues I prefer Lord John in a light hearted romp. [...]

    9. The back of Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade goes into detail about the plot the death of Lord John s father was surrounded in scandal and secrecy, and one of those secrets has resurfaced, forcing the family to confront the past This plot drives most of the story s action, but the back of the book relegates the emotional drive of the story to a mere few words, a love affair with potentially disastrous consequences This love affair is Lord John s relationship with his soon to be step br [...]

    10. warning spoilers follow I think this is definitely the best of the Lord John books so far I m really delighted to see a mainstream bestseller write a vividly sexual queer romance Heaven knows we ve seen Lord John show enough repressed desire, but it s lovely to see him with a lover and in explicit detail than I expected.The mystery plot was a bit convoluted than I considered necessary, especially since I d completely forgotten who the villain was by the time he arrived at the end hundreds of p [...]

    11. I dropped away from Diana Gabaldon s main hetero romance series after the second or third book, mostly because het romance isn t my thing, and possibly because she shifted the locale to the Americas, while my own initial interest was because of the Scottish setting Outlander , the first book, owes a certain amount to an old favourite of mine, The Flight of the Heron , though they are certainly very different in tone, detail and degree of graphic sex Anyway, Lord John, a minor character in the he [...]

    12. This vacation and the warm ocean water really get in the way of my reading I guess this is what people mean when they talk about real life The book is cool and I am almost done John is a wonderful character and I love him as the story teller I am also pleased with the heft of the book and it not being as ambitious as the Outlander books We will see

    13. The seagulls on the Tiber call all night, and call your name Ave they cry Ave ETA, 2 24 15 Brotherhood of the Blade was just as excellent the second time around Great mystery, charm, wit and snark from the entire Grey family, sadness, and drama This is a wonderful series that I recommend to historical fiction readers and certain fans of the Outlander series If you can, listen to the audio version Jeff Woodman is a treasure Original Review I so love this series You get action, mystery, LJG s ever [...]

    14. Sie wachsen einem ans Herz, diese Greys Benedicta, Hal und nat rlich John Ein bisschen m chte man Teil dieser Familie sein, mag ihre Geschichte auch noch so tragisch sein und ihre Mitglieder, jeder f r sich, einen ganzen Sack Geheimnisse mit sich herumschleppen Und sie zerrei en einem das Herz, diese Greys Mit ihrem ganzen Soldatentum, ihrem Ehrbegriff und der Geradlinigkeit und Ehrlichkeit, mit der sie versuchen durchs Leben zu gehen Diese Familie ist unglaublich.Und dann ist da nat rlich John [...]

    15. Reviewed for THC Reviews 4.5 stars Unlike the first three stories in the Lord John Grey series which are primarily mysteries, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade takes a little different turn The book is solidly in the historical fiction genre, covering approximately a year in John s life and detailing all the things he does during that time which are widely varied There s still a mystery threaded throughout the book, but sometimes a few chapters can go by with little development taking p [...]

    16. There are spoilers for Voyager in this review Life is nothing if you are not obsessed John Waters Ok I may not go as far as fully seconding that or putting it out so cheerfully, but I have to admit I am dealing with an obsession here So, let s see if I fully qualify as an Outlander obsessive, shall we Am I thinking about these people when I m doing other things Yes At work, on the train, when shopping or cooking dinner Yes, and don t forget when doing the ironing, only that I ve taken up rewatch [...]

    17. 4 stars Dead is dead, Major, he said quietly It is not a romantic notion And whatever my own feelings in the matter, my family would not prefer my death to my dishonor While there is anyone alive with a claim upon my protection, my life is not my own It a hard to pinpoint why I enjoy this series so much although I miss Jamie and Claire terrible The thing is, John truly is such a fascinating character, that give us an unique view of the military life and of a life of a gay man in that time and in [...]

    18. Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade is another wonderful example of Diana Gabaldon s writing.This time Grey doesn t have to solve some criminal mystery but the mystery of his father death And besides doing his best to understand why his father did allegedly committed suicide and was a Jacobite and rumors made him also be an sodomite, he meets once again his half brother Percy Wainwright and now the Outlander series readers can find out why he is very reserved and untrustworthy toward him. [...]

    19. Unfortunately, the Lord John series is not nearly as satisfying as Gabaldon s Outlander series I do love Lord John Grey as a main character but the plot lines are rather difficult to follow and there are entirely too many characters to keep track of As the second book in this series, I was disappointed in the lack of continuity between this book and the first in the series, Lord John and the Private Matter The only similarity between them was Lord John as the main character Not that I have to ha [...]

    20. I know it s heretical, but I actually like the Lord John books better than the Outlander series I think Gabaldon must be channeling Grey, straight from Georgian England, because his voice is so authentic Gabaldon s trademark historical detail is laced throughout, including an absolutely amazing scene involving leeches Incidentally, if you re a writer, I recommend you read this scene carefully It s brilliantly done Here s an excerpt Hal replied, bending over the table to peer at a leech, which wa [...]

    21. Estupenda Aunque las novelas de Lord John no sean esenciales para la trama general de la saga Outlander s que aportan otra visi n de muchos hechos y personajes de la historia principal Adem s de tener entidad propia esta segunda novela me ha parecido mejor que la primera que ya me gust bastante tambi n porque tiene de todo un poco y algo que para mi es fundamental , que no he podido dejarla hasta terminar, casi sin respirar Buen preludio para la siguiente el prisionero escoc s que es fabulosa ta [...]

    22. I found the basic mystery the suicide or murder of the main character s father to be a little confusing, but no matter I loved Lord John himself, found his world completely fascinating and sincerely hope Gabaldon writes twenty in this series.

    23. Entretenido Creo que Lord John es un gran personaje Y si adem s te cruzas con Jamie Fraser por alguna p gina 3

    24. So glad I read this book It answered quite a few questions about Lord John s sub plot that had always confused me Happy reading

    25. Gabaldon moves the Lord John series forward in this wonderful novel, which opens in 1758, as the Seven Years War continues pulling Britain into the fray, now fighting for Prussia Lord John and his brother, Hal, enjoy life as soldiers When the discussion turns to the death of their father, both begin to remember the events that led to that fateful day Seventeen years earlier, Lord John s father, the Duke of Pardloe, died from a pistol shot and accusations of being a Jacobite sympathiser swirling [...]

    26. Diana Gabaldon never fails to deliver a well researched and well written novel Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade is no exception While this is an enjoyable installment that gives us further background into John s family and personal history, something was missing for me I didn t feel the same attachment to the characters and there were very few scenes that left me with the feelings that Diana usually conveys through her writing There were a few lighthearted moments John s cousin giving [...]

    27. 2014 update After listening to the audiobook version, I ll just reiterate my earlier comments This is a must read for Outlander fans, and the Lord John audiobooks I listen to, the I love Lord John as a character He comes to life via audio in a way that s just so magical kudos to the narrator I completely enjoyed this re read I would definitely say that Lord John the Brotherhood of the Blade is the best of Diana Gabaldon s Lord John books and novellas Brotherhood is a tautly written mystery, ac [...]

    28. I read the first couple of Outlander books about a decade ago, so I only retain a few foggy memories of them Contrary to some of the other reviews, I enjoyed this book even without any detailed knowledge of the main series The historical research felt strong and detailed the characters felt appealing but not anachronistically modern and the settings were vividly drawn I felt like I was really in all those cold rooms with rain beating at the windows.The story alternates between Lord John s love a [...]

    29. From what I have read of the Lord John Series so far Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John and the Succubus, and Lord John and the Private Matter , I would say that Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade is the best of the bunch I think DG s strength lies in her character development and emotional connections, and I don t think she was able to do that as well in her shorter stories Though still probably a short story by DG standards, this particular novel was a little longer than the Lo [...]

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