Stories from the dark side of life Jul 10, 2008
This collection of one short story and two novellas add more detail to the life of Lord John Grey, one of the many colorful characters from Gabaldon’s Outlander series. The stories bounce around in time, but Gabaldon does a good job of connecting characters and events. In each of these stories Lord John continues his adventures into the dark and dangerous side of life. Due to John’s wits, loyalties, and family connections he survives a murderous initiation into a sinister brotherhood, an “encounter” with another-worldly succubus, and battle wounds. In typical Gabaldon style, the stories leave the reader feeling that justice has been served despite harsh and sometimes brutal circumstances. Fortunately John’s sensitive nature survives to live on in future novels and stories.