A Trail of Fire

A Trail of Fire

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In LORD JOHN AND THE PLAGUE OF ZOMBIES, Lord John Grey is posted to Jamaica to assist the Governor as he faces a most unusual kind of uprising among the colony's slave population. In THE SPACE BETWEEN, Jamie Fraser's step-daughter, Joan, is on her way to an abbey in Paris to become a nun - but when she meets the Comte St Germain, a wealthy French aristocrat rumoured to deal in the occult - she discovers her destiny lies on quite a different path. In THE CUSTOM OF THE ARMY, Lord John Grey is summoned as a witness in a court martial in the wilds of Acadia, only to find himself playing a crucial role in the Battle of Quebec. In A LEAF ON THE WIND OF ALL HALLOWS, a WW2 Spitfire pilot called Jerry MacKenzie crashes near a stone circle and wakes up in the eighteenth century. Can the strange man he meets - who impossibly seems to know him - help him return to his wife and baby son before a terrible fate overtakes them?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 231 x 26mm | 466g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Trade Paperback.
  • 1409144488
  • 9781409144489
  • 31,653

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<p>&#39;Gabaldon is a born storyteller&#39;</p><p>
<i>Trails of tracer bullets, and the fiery trail of a wounded Spitfire falling out of the sky. </i></p><p>
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<i>The burning of plantations in a Jamaican night, in a trail leading down from the mountains, straight toward Kingstown. </i></p><p>
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<i>The trail blazed by night by the handful of heroic Highlanders who fought their way straight up a vertical cliff to stand on the Plains of Abraham in a fiery dawn. </i></p><p>
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<i>And the trail of a torch burning green, through the eerie surrounds of a Parisian cemetery, down into the mysteries of the earth.</i><i></i></p><p>
Four tales from Diana Gabaldon, each set in a different time and place - from Paris before the Revolution to London during the Blitz, from the West Indies in the grip of slavery to Quebec at the height of the French and Indian War - and yet each one a fiery thread in the warp and weft of the epic story that began in Scotland in 1945, when Claire Randall first touched a boulder in an ancient stone circle and was hurled back in time... </p><p>
&#39;From London&#39;s literary salons and political intrigue to fearsome battle scenes, Gabaldon&#39;s writing is always vivid and often lyrical&#39; </p><p>
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About Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon is the internationally bestselling author of many historical novels. She lives with her family in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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3 15% (453)
2 2% (58)
1 1% (19)
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