Monday, June 25, 2007

Gabaldon returns very very soon

I'm hyperventilating, this is going to be amazing, Jaime is back! In a one-two punch Gabaldon is putting out two Lord John novels this August and November. The much anticipated "LJ" (ha, get it Clair!) novel with Jaime will be out August 28, 2007. Here is what we know so far...

"In her much-anticipated new novel, the New York Times bestselling author of the Outlander saga brings back one of her most compelling characters: Lord John Grey–soldier, gentleman, and no mean hand with a blade. Here Diana Gabaldon brilliantly 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. . . .

In 1758, in the heart of the Seven Years’ War, Britain fights by the side of Prussia in the Rhineland. For Lord John and his titled brother Hal, the battlefield will be a welcome respite from the torturous mystery that burns poisonously in their family’s history. Seventeen years earlier, Lord John’s late 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. Someone is taunting the Grey family with secrets from the grave, but Hal, with secrets of his own, refuses to pursue the matter and orders his brother to do likewise.
Frustrated, John turns to a man who has been both his prisoner and his confessor: the Scottish Jacobite James Fraser.
Fraser can tell many secrets–and withhold many others. 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, caught between his courage and his conscience, must decide whether his family’s honor is worth his life."

Family Affairs
Family Affairs 2

Lord John's next release is November 27, 2007 with Lord John and the Hand of Devils.
According to Gabaldon's website this is a completion of three novellas Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John and the Succubus, and Lord John and the Haunted Soldier.

Here are some amazing excerpts:

Lord John and the Hellfire Club:
When First We Practice To Deceive

Lord John and the Succubus:
Chapt 1: Death Rides a Pale Horse

Lord John and the Haunted Soldier:

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