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Lord John and the Hand of Devils


A keepsake collection of Lord John Grey's shorter adventures and a spectacular addition to any Gabaldon fan's library, "Lord John and the Hand of the Devils" brings these three unique novellas together for the first time. Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the first appearance of Lord John outside the "Outlander" novels (and chronologically precedes the novel "Lord John and the Private Matter"). A young diplomat is killed in the street as he begs Lord John for help. Witnessing the murder, Grey vows to avenge the young man, as the trail leads to the notorious Hellfire Club and the dark caves beneath Medmenham Abbey.In "Lord John and the Succubus", Grey's assignment as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany finds him caught between two threats: the advancing French and Austrian army, and the menace of a mysterious 'night-hag,' who spreads fear and death among the troops. Acknowledging that he is unlikely to fall victim to a succubus, Lord John is obliged to contend with the marauding night-hag before the enemy arrives. This tale with a touch of the supernatural bridges the action between Gabaldon's two full-length Lord John tales. Finally, in "Lord John and the Haunted Soldier", Lord John is called to the Arsenal at Woolwich to answer a Royal Commission of Enquiry's questions regarding a cannon that exploded during the battle of Krefeld (a central action in Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade). Accusations ensue, and Lord John finds himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot - haunted by a dead lieutenant, and followed by a man with no face. Hide synopsis

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Diana Gabaldon fans

by Cheryl C on Jan 5, 2012

If you have been a follower of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, you won't be disappointed by reading about one of the characters - Lord John.


Lord John

by Moritz on Nov 4, 2011

Great to see Lord John back in action. As always a book wrttten by Diana Gabaldon is tops.


Lord John/Hand of Devils

by lindalucy on Jun 10, 2010

Excellent condition, arrived promptly. Good book.


Stories from the dark side of life

by Ceinwein on 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.

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