The Custom of the Army (Novella): An Outlander Novella [NOOK Book]

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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345541024
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/21/2012
  • Series: Lord John Grey Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 76
  • Sales rank: 6,938
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Diana  Gabaldon
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.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Diana Jean Gabaldon (full name)
    2. Hometown:
      Flagstaff, Arizona
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 11, 1952
    2. Place of Birth:
      Flagstaff, Arizona
    1. Education:
      B.S., Northern Arizona University, 1973; M.S., Scripps Oceanographic Institute; Ph.D., Northern Arizona University, 1979
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2012

    Gwen

    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!

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Disapointing

    Short story at best

    5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    i was excited to read this and was not disappointed. Great read!

    i was excited to read this and was not disappointed. Great read!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Never disappointed

    As always I love the language, history, and tales Gabaldon weaves together. I can't wait to read the next book!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2012

    Desperately awaiting the next (conclusion) book of the Outlander

    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!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2012

    Great

    Love ms gabaldon's writing as usual!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2013

    Bravo!

    Diana Gabaldon never fails to transport me elsewhere!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2012

    Love the book

    Highly recommend if you are into the Highlander series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 4, 2014

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    Another great story staring Lord John Grey. I just love these! T

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Custom

    Good addition to the series, only problem, it wasn't long enough.

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