Lord John and the Hand of Devils

Lord John and the Hand of Devils - The Lord John Grey Series

1st paperback ed

Paperback (03 Jan 2008) | English

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Synopsis

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 Devilsbrings these three unique novellas together for the first time.

Lord John and the Hellfire Clubmarks the first appearance of Lord John outside the Outlander novels (and chronologically precedes the novelLord 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

InLord 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, inLord 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 inLord 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.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780712680653
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Century
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 420g
Height: 233mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 24mm