The Scottish Prisoner - Diana Gabaldon

The Scottish Prisoner

By Diana Gabaldon

  • Release Date: 2011-11-29
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 367 Ratings


“This could be the worthy Lord John Grey’s breakout novel, as readers are treated to large dollops of Outlander hero Jamie Fraser.”—Booklist
A captivating return to the world Diana Gabaldon created in her Outlander and Lord John series, The Scottish Prisoner is a masterpiece of epic history, wicked deceit, and scores that can only be settled in blood.
London, 1760. For Jamie Fraser, paroled prisoner-of-war, life is coming apart at the seams. In the remote Lake District, where he’s close enough to the son he cannot claim as his own, Jamie’s quiet existence is interrupted first by dreams of his lost wife, then by the appearance of an erstwhile comrade still fighting to rally the Irish. But Jamie has sworn off politics, fighting, and war. Until Lord John Grey shows up with a summons that will take him away from everything he loves—again. Lord John is in possession of explosive documents that expose a damning case of corruption against a British officer. But they also hint at a more insidious danger. Soon Lord John and Jamie are unwilling companions on the road to Ireland, a country whose dark castles hold dreadful secrets, and whose bogs hide the bones of the dead.
Praise for The Scottish Prisoner
“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
“As always, Gabaldon goes above and beyond. . . . If you love historical fiction, this book could be a good entrance point into the Outlander world.”Bookreporter


  • The Scottish Prisoner

    By CDugo
    Jamie Fraser is one of the best characters in the Outlander series. This novel takes place in 1760, 14 years after losing Claire. He is now on parole working in the stables of a friend of Lord John Grey. Lord Grey has a mysterious poem and information regarding a plot to overthrow King George II. There are accusations regarding a noble now in Ireland. Lord Grey and his brother enlist the help of Jamie in bringing the nobleman back to England and justice. There are twists and turns in the plot and the plot is woven into a history of the 18th century society. If you like Outlander, this is a similar pleasure.
  • The Scottish Prisoner

    By Cas7373
  • Great read!

    By s_u_z_b
    Wonderful addition to the Outlander series, love all the novellas and extras.
  • Scottish prisoner

    By Lrn2rd
    Loved it! I'm an avid Diana G. Fan. Loved reading some of the detail of certain events mentioned in the Outland series that was not clarified lest there be too much detour from that story. This was a refreshing detour after the fact. I'm still completely in love with Jamie, even more so than Sir John is.
  • A great gap filler

    By RaymRey
    I really enjoyed the book. I thought it did a lot to fill in gaps in the story line regarding Jamie's relationship to Lord John and William. An enjoyable and relatively quick read. I highly recommend if you like the Lord John books, because that's what this is, regardless of the title.
  • Idiots who wrote Bad Reviews, READ! GREAT BOOK!!!

    By pigletsmum
    People! This is a Lord John Grey book! Read the description!!! It's not a Jamie and Claire book! OMG! Obviously you people who are writing the bad reviews aren't die hard fans. The Lord John Grey books are another series that she has written. Get with the program! If you did read the John Grey series, you would find they are great books too, on their own merit. This is a great book!!!!! This is a great series!!!
  • Another Great Book by Diana!

    By Moon Lit
    Love her stories, love her characters!
  • The Scottish Prisioner

    By phackett
    This novella left me wanting more of Jamie Fraser, as usual. Very good short story. Highly recommend as a good read.
  • The Scottish Prisoner

    By KarenLain
    Awesome! Congratulations on another job well done! I have been reading Diana's work for 20 years and anxiously await every novel. For anyone who hasn't read the Outlander series, it's so worth your time. I cherish every one in my library. This novel being one of the Lord John Grey novels it has plenty of Jamie Fraser in it which was great! I feel every character She writes is so fascinating, whether you love or hate them they all come alive in the most entertaining way, and in our high tech, HD, instant gratification society that is a very impressive task anymore. Diana Gabaldon will be cherished as one of our century's most brilliant authors. She has such a gift of creatively melding historical fact and fictional characters, that they truly come alive and you end up genuinely caring for these people. She understands what every human needs, love AND adventure. I look forward to her next novel with the same anticipation I've had for each one published for 20 years! No one I have recommended her books to has ever come back disappointed. Thank you Diana for your brilliant work, you have an amazing talent and I hope you never stop writing as I will never stop reading and re-reading your wonderful books.
  • Great Way To See Literature in Motion

    By Taylor Victor
    The underlying theme of the old poems that are combined as the Hunt make this book feel like more than just an adventure. Between the deep issues of honor, loyalty, and friendship the reader is aware of the constant movement of the poem. Can't wait for her next book!