The Custom of the Army (Novella): An Outlander Novella

The Custom of the Army (Novella): An Outlander Novella

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by Diana Gabaldon
     
 
Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, weaves an engrossing tale of war, history, and suspense in this original novella—now available as a standalone eBook—featuring returning hero Lord John Grey.

London, 1759. After a high society electric-eel party leads to a duel that ends badly, Lord John Grey feels the

Overview

Diana Gabaldon, bestselling author of the acclaimed Outlander series, weaves an engrossing tale of war, history, and suspense in this original novella—now available as a standalone eBook—featuring returning hero Lord John Grey.

London, 1759. After a high society electric-eel party leads to a duel that ends badly, Lord John Grey feels the need to lie low for a while. Conveniently, before starting his new commission in His Majesty’s army, Lord John receives an urgent summons. An old friend from the military, Charlie Carruthers, is facing court-martial in Canada, and has called upon Lord John to serve as his character witness. Grey voyages to the New World—a land rife with savages (many of them on his own side) and cleft by war—where he soon finds that he must defend not only his friend’s life but his own.

Praise for Diana Gabaldon’s novels featuring Lord John Grey 

“Call it what you will—historical adventure, conspiracy thriller—it’s an engrossing story, masterfully paced, with exciting plot twists, swift reversals and robust characterizations.”—The Globe and Mail, on The Scottish Prisoner

“[A] thoroughly entertaining and wonderfully witty historical mystery set in the richly detailed, occasionally bawdy world of Georgian England.”—Booklist, on Lord John and the Private Matter

“From London’s literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes in the Seven Years’ War, [Diana Gabaldon’s] writing is always vivid and often lyrical.”—The Washington Post, on Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345541024
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/21/2012
Series:
Lord John Grey Series
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
76
Sales rank:
6,872
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), and An Echo in the Bone—as well as the Lord John Grey novels Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Flagstaff, Arizona
Date of Birth:
January 11, 1952
Place of Birth:
Flagstaff, Arizona
Education:
B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1973; M.S., Scripps Oceanographic Institute; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 1979
Website:
http://www.dianagabaldon.com/

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The Custom of the Army (Novella): An Outlander Novella 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the Outlander series, love it. Maybe, my all time favorite. Not a huge fan of the Lord John books, but I will read anything associated with the series. That being said, as far as Lord John books go...(this isnt a book, its called a novella and thats streching it, its more of a longish short story..doesnt start till page eight and is over at sixty-three) this ones pretty good. I enjoyed it. Doesnt have a thing to do with the series, just a minor tale involving Lord John, but beautifully written as all her books are, many interesting hisortical facts sprinkled through out. An afternoons entertainment!
lordofbooks More than 1 year ago
i was excited to read this and was not disappointed. Great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As always I love the language, history, and tales Gabaldon weaves together. I can't wait to read the next book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Desperately awaiting the next (conclusion) book of the Outlander series! Ms Gabaldon's writing surpasses my expectations, my favorite author of all time! If you do not enjoy her books.......you might want to change to a different category!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Highly recommend if you are into the Highlander series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love ms gabaldon's writing as usual!
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SBMorales More than 1 year ago
Another great story staring Lord John Grey. I just love these! The John Grey character is one of my favorites always being torn between what is expected of him and what is right. This time he goes to an eel party and finds himself in a little trouble.It's nice to learn more about the other Outlander characters without the distractions of the main characters. Outlander is truly it's own world and I am so happy that Gabaldon gives us these insights to others in the world. 
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Diana Gabaldon never fails to transport me elsewhere!
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