Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (69)

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly meme to discuss upcoming books we can't wait to get our hands on. Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week, I'm waiting on:


London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war in the remote Lake District, life could be worse: He’s not cutting sugar cane in the West Indies, and he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own. But Jamie Fraser’s quiet existence is coming apart at the seams, interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of Tobias Quinn, an erstwhile comrade from the Rising.

Like many of the Jacobites who aren’t dead or in prison, Quinn still lives and breathes for the Cause. His latest plan involves an ancient relic that will rally the Irish. Jamie is having none of it—he’s sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again.

Lord John Grey—aristocrat, soldier, and occasional spy—finds himself in possession of a packet of explosive documents that exposes a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Time is of the essence as the investigation leads to Ireland, with a baffling message left in “Erse,” the tongue favored by Scottish Highlanders. Lord John recognizes the language all too well from his time as governor of Ardsmuir Prison, when it was full of Jacobite prisoners, including a certain Jamie Fraser.

Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead. A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is another masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.

I haven't read any of the other Lord John spin off novels but I want to read this one since it features Jamie. Timeline wise I believe it takes place in between Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager. I really need to get caught up on reading the Outlander series too.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Not familiar with this series or author but the summary sound very exciting and seems to be something I would really like. Great pick!

  2. Wow! This sounds great. I am not familiar with the author, but since I am such a huge historical fiction fan, I'll have to check this out. Great pick, Christina!

  3. I've been meaning to read this author...this one sounds good!

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  4. Great pick - I've been enjoying lots of historical fiction lately!

  5. I had no idea she had something new coming out.

  6. Great pick! I'm listening to the first in the Lord John series right now. It will be awhile until I get to this one. I love all of the characters, especially Jamie!

  7. oh my gosh, i didn't even know these books existed! thanks for the heads up!

  8. Thanks for stopping by. I have some of her books on my Nook, but have yet to get to them. So many books, so little time. Nice pick!

  9. Oh I LOVE me some Jamie!! I need to finish up the last 2 or 3 Outlander books!


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