By Diana Gabaldon
A memento selection of Lord John Grey's shorter adventures and a mind-blowing addition to any Gabaldon fan's library, Lord John and the Hand of Devils brings 3 distinctive novellas jointly for the 1st time.
Lord John and the Hellfire Club marks the 1st visual appeal of Lord John outdoor the Outlander novels. a tender diplomat who had begged for Lord John's assistance is killed ahead of he can clarify his desire. Witnessing the homicide, gray vows to avenge the younger guy, because the path ends up in the infamous Hellfire membership and the darkish caves underneath Medmenham Abbey.
In Lord John and the Succubus, Grey's task as liaison to a Hanoverian regiment in Germany reveals him stuck among threats: the advancing French and Austrian military, and the threat of a mysterious "night-hag,"
who spreads worry and loss of life one of the troops.
Finally, in Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, Lord John is termed to the Arsenal at Woolwich to reply to a Royal fee of Enquiry's questions relating to a cannon that exploded through the conflict of Krefeld. Accusations take place, and Lord John unearths himself knee-deep in a morass of gunpowder, treason, and plot--haunted by way of a lifeless lieutenant, and via a guy without face.
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