I have in my hands ARCs for Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade and Lord John and the Hand of the Devils.Mwahahahahah!!!!!
Oh goodness... delurking to sayI'M JEALOUS!So very very jealous. :)
I figured someone would be. :)I am very, very evil.
Hi Mickle,So how are the Lord John books, really? I tried reading ...and the Private Matter, but couldn't get into it, despite being a Gabaldon fan of The Highest Order.Ciao,Amy
I like them, (gosh, I suppose I should do something constructive, like review them or something) but they are very different from The Other Series, so I'm not sure they are for every Outlander fan.I think it took her longer to get into the rhythm - owing to the having an actual deadline and all - and she does better when she is able to write more. So, I think that her latest novel is the best of the Lord John books. Her latest novella/short story is ok but not as good - perhaps partly because she actually wrote it before she finished latest novel.You might want to read Brotherhood for no other reason than because it shows certain things that we were only told happened - like how LJ found out about the "incident." That also means we learn what he really knows and doesn't know about what happened to Jaime.It has sex scenes too, which I found interesting. :) Although I felt like the biggest slut reading them. ;)But then, I think that's part of why the novel works better than the novella. LJ getting involved with someone other than Jaime or Hector makes him more human and less of another character proving that Jamie Is a God. So does all the stuff involving his family since it's something more complicated than him coming to the aid of some damsel in distress. We already knew he does that sort of thing, so such stories don't tell us much more about him. This one does, though.
Hi Mickle,Thanks for the recommendation! I just checked my shelf and my fears are confirmed: the last time Mr. Reads and I had The Grand Book Purge, I traded the first LJ in. It sat on my shelf for years, with only a chapter or two read. Rather a blight on my Gabaldon Fandom, I know, but there it is.The local library should have copies running around, no? If not, I'll mosey to the local bookseller.I find LJ as a character Quite Interesting Indeed, if for No Other Reason than the fact that he often is the Voice of Truth in the novels (his mention to Brianna of her extraordinary resemblance to her father, for example, was rather blunt but necessary, I think, for furthering the plot and character development). But I am most interested in the story of Jamie and Claire, so there we are. Perhaps it will fill in Quite Nicely in the interim between epic tomes.Especially now that Harry Potter is over.Although I've been reading the Outlander series since I was 15 years old, so half of my life. Perhaps Mr. Potter's adventures don't *quite* compare :)Ciao,Amy
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