Lord John and the Hand of Devils

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Century, 2007 - Fantasy fiction - 302 pages
The three mystery-adventure novellas of this volume span 1756 to 1758, in settings packed with dark secretsand therefore dangersfor the soldier-hero with secrets of his own. The first novella finds Lord John swearing vengeance in London for a murdered government official, leading him to a deconsecrated abbey where members of the political elite indulge their basest desires. The second pits Lord John against a succubus that plagues his Prussian encampment, and combines humour with military strategy and supernatural myth. The third, most complex narrative finds Lord John investigating the cause of a cannon explosion in the English countryside that results in a fellow officer's death.

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I adore the style and flow of DG's writing. Each story feels so complete and real, each character a study in the many faces of life itself. Always ready for more! Read full review

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I enjoy Gabaldon's writing style very much. She writes with an intricacy that somehow never becomes weighty, and remains prosaic without being verbose. I probably wouldn't have asked for Lord John's ... Read full review

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