In this tale of adventure, murder, snakes, revenge, and zombies, the Royal Governor of Jamaica sends an S.O.S. to London, asking urgently for help in putting down a burgeoning slave rebellion. London replies by sending Lieutenant-Colonel Lord John Grey, with half a battalion of infantry, a company of artillery, and his trusty valet, Tom Byrd.
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It was not what I was expecting from Diana Gabaldon, It had the horror paranormal quirkiness. If You're not into zombies, and para-normal you won't like this story. I have enjoyed all of the "Highlander" and "Lord John" series....This is just very different and has is not for everyone who likes Ms Gabaldon's books
It showed that Ms Gabaldon can stretch her writing to go to the bizarre. I found it really interesting, also how Lord John handled himself under very stressful situations.
I think he did the narration very well the accents of the Jamaicans, British, and Scots were done very well. He was also able to express emotion in his voice which is important.
I enjoyed it because I enjoy paranormal, horror, vampire, zombie, werewolf, etc type stories. I love Jim Butcher, Simon Green, C. Harris, etc. great writers of paranormal fantasy.
If you're looking for the dashing romantic Lord John he's still the man but in a very difficult circumstance, and there is sexual innuendo, but not the romantic trysts of other stories. He has a mission to get a problem solved in Jamaica. Solve a murder, and get his soldiers back, from a group who they think are making zombies. There is a twist here and the ultimate bottom line is the British were the ones doing wrong. If you don't like para-normal stay away from this one. otherwise give it a try.
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
HER TOUCH LINGERED A LITTLE TOO LONG
HER HAND WAS WARM
SHE LOOKED TO SEE IF SHE HAD SHOCKED HIM AGAIN
D.G. is a fine writer, but if your looking for Zombie thrills, this is not the right place. In the first hour and a half only one Zombie appears and he is not a real Zombie. Sticking to historical fact, Gabaldon points out that through drugs the witch doctors, make people believe they are zombies.
AWARE OF HOW FAST GOSSIP SPREADS IN A RURAL AREA
Gabaldon fans should enjoy this, as it is distinctly her writing, but thrill seekers would be disappointed.
HE KNEW WHAT A GRAVE SMELLED LIKE AND ROTTING FLESH
Another great Lord John book. Interesting, humorous, and fast-paced, the novellas about Lord John are always a treat. L.J. has become one of my favorite characters. I look forward to more!
this book held an accuracy of the Ancient African religion of Muntu. I have studied this with much interest and accuracy. I am pleased that Diana c. Upheld her research for such accuracy. again sad to say I was left yearning to hear mor about "The Witch" and her do,aim on the local Natives.But that's another story. :)
It was easy to follow after reading Voyager. I'm not sure how it would have felt had I read it before Voyager
Much better than I thought. I was about Zombies, but not really. It was LJG handling a very strange but surprisingly possible, situation.
nothing would have made this better...the premise was for a young child
it was silly and short
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