I really like this story,. While shorter than Gabaldon ' s Jamie & Claire tomes , the colorful historical detail and character relationships shine in full force . If you've wondered what happened to Jamie while Claire was in med school, this book tells us some of the events that shaped him, and why Lord John and he were friends . We first met Jamie in his early 20's and Lord John when he was in his mid-teens. In this book Jamie is in his thirties and has suffered war, imprisonment and much loss while
Lord John, now a seasoned soldier his late twenties , has suffered his own losses They are forced to pursue a mission together and find more common ground than either realized . The book also gives a more detailed description of Jamie's history with his son, William, If you like the charecters & historical aspect of Gabledon's work this is a good read. if you're interested only in the Jamie/Claire ssga and not the supernatural and historical asoects, you'll get to meet and know so much more about characters that appear in the larger novels
Having read the full Outlander series, I am working my way through side stories. The Scottish Prisoner is excellent and fills in details of Lord John's friendship with Jamie. I would recommend reading this novel between Voyager and Drums of Autumn.
I can't wait for John's appearance on Outlander. There friendship and loyalty is refreshing. I hope whom ever is playing John will look like how I see him in my minds eye.
Several years ago I read the story and did not find it of much value. Now that time has passed and after many readings of the other books in this series, I have come to a much greater understanding of the interwoven intricacies of the characters. The only shortcoming I found is that it is not narrated by Divina Porter. The voice of Jamie in the narration sounds to me more Irish then Highland, but this may be because I am so used to Divina Porter's voice of Jamie. I loved Lord John in this story and the way in which his friendship returns and deepens with Jamie.
An excellent story, even if you do have to remind yourself that Jamie is JAMMF!
Yes! Listening to this made me want to re-listen to Outlander again as well.
I don't want to be a plot spoiler, so I will just say that the story and characters do not disappoint.
I really liked the different voices and accents. Davina Porter is still my favorite but because the book is told from solely masculine points of view, these two come in close second.
Yes!!! Many of them...again don't want to plot spoil.
Listen to this! If you are missing Outlander like I was, and are afraid to start the Lord John series as I was because you were afraid of getting disappointed, listen to this book. You don't necessarily have to go in order with the Lord John series and this is the perfect way to get back into the world of Outlander.
I enjoyed the story very much. It gave more insight into the lives of Jamie Fraser and Lord John Grey. Especially when this is a time in Jamie's life without Claire.