Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (Book #107)

Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (Diana Gabaldon, 2007) in true Gabaldon style combines elements of many genres in one volume. It's a mystery (sort of), a bit of a family saga, occasionally reads like a military adventure story, and has strong romantic elements (male/male) without quite qualifying as a romance. And it's a cracking good read, though it had been so long since I'd read the Outlander series that I was a bit rusty on Lord John Grey and his family and how they connected with Jamie and Claire and all their people. (It doesn't quite stand alone, IMHO. At least, if you'd never read the first three Outlander books, you'd be pretty mystified by who this Jamie Fraser guy who occasionally appears is and why Lord John is so obsessed with him.)

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