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This was probably my least favorite of the Lord John books. I thought I'd like it best as Jamie Fraser is a character in it, but I guess I found the mixing of two story lines and styles irritating. The Lord John books are generally more mystery/suspense driven while the Outlander/Jamie-Claire books are more historical fiction/romance. This book tried to be both and felt clunky. It also felt just a tad bit too long, but that is not unusual for a Gabaldon book! I think you could skip this book in ...more
Laurel Bradshaw
The Outlander series and the Lord John series intersect in this story, which brings Lord John and Jamie together again. Forced into daily contact with his former jailer, Jamie gradually softens and we get to see the beginning of healing, respect for each other, and even friendship. The audio version used two different narrators to show the alternating point of view of the characters. I thought that was very effective. While the book could probably stand on its own, I loved how characters from ot ...more
Krista Mercer
I thoroughly enjoyed this addition to the Outlander "canon," told in alternating chapters from both Lord John's and Jamie's perspectives. In fact, I think it a critical piece to the story--only with this tale can we come to understand how the relationship between Jamie and Lord John shifted from that of captor and prisoner (complete antagonists) to trusted friends (John does bring up Jamie's son, after all).

I have to agree that the Outlander novels and the Lord John mysteries are an interrelated
Jamie Fraser is The Scottish Prisoner, and though this book is marketed as a Lord John Grey book, it's actually about both Lord John AND Jamie, and essentially is the first book to combine both of Diana Gabaldon's series. It's supposedly a stand-alone book, but readers will have a much better understanding of the characters, especially Jamie, if they are familiar with his history/background by reading the Outlander series. The Scottish Prisoner takes place within the timeframe of the novel Voyag ...more
The Romantic Scientist
An excellent addition to the series! My full review is posted here:
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