The next Lord John book

For those of you who have no interest in the furor over the Entrecard changes, here's a little tidbit I came across on Diana's blog the other day.
Somebody had asked her about the next Lord John book (LORD JOHN AND THE SCOTTISH PRISONER is the title, and we know very little beyond that -- except that presumably the Scottish prisoner is Jamie, at Helwater <g>). Here is Diana's reply:
With luck, I'll start work on SCOTTISH PRISONER sometime after ECHO is done. [g] No idea when it'll be finished/published, but _maybe_ late 2010 or early 2011. I won't have any idea how long it is until I'm well into it--nor yet how much ground it covers.
Now, obviously that date is not set in stone, and of course finishing ECHO is at the top of her priority list at the moment, but I think it's great that SCOTTISH PRISONER appears to be making its way up almost to the top of the pile.
Comments? Any other Lord John fans out there?

UPDATE 6/10/2011 12:36 pm:  Diana is currently in the final stages of writing LORD JOHN AND THE SCOTTISH PRISONER.  As of right now, we still don't have any information on a publication date, but it seems likely to be at least November, 2011, before we see SCOTTISH PRISONER in print.  Please watch the Release Dates FAQ page for the latest updates.  I will post here as soon as I hear anything definite.  Thanks!


Deniz Bevan said...

Me! Me! I'm in the midst of rereading them all as part of the Outlander Challenge, and I really enjoy being in Lord John's head!

Dhemz said...

came by to visit here today...glad to be here!

NBB said...

*raising hand*

At the moment I seem to enjoy the Lord John books more than the Outlander books. :)
And it's always great to know that there will be another book.


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Anonymous said...

Hi I am a hugh fan of the series, I have read/listened to the first 3 books and have down loaded all that are available. Can anyone give me the corect order in which to read the Lord John books?

Karen Henry said...


Look here for the explanation of the order of the Lord John books, and a rough timeline, in Diana's own words.

If you're new to the Lord John books, I would recommend starting with LORD JOHN AND THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE (often abbreviated as BOTB). It's the best of the Lord John books, in my opinion, and Jamie has a small but very important role in the story.


Anonymous said...

The order of the Lord John Books
Lord John and the Hellfire Club (short story)
Lord John and the Private Matter (novel)
Lord John and the Succubus (Novella)
Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade (Novel)
Lord John and the Haunted Soldier (Novella)

Anonymous said...

I bought all of the outlander series books in paperback, read and reread them until pages were coming out. then went on ebay and bought all the 1st editions books plus all of the lord series. I looooovvvveee these books. I have not watched televion since may 2010 when my mom's best friend told me about this series. Hurry Diana I need more of outlander and Lord John!! I am your biggest fan!! Thank you!! Mercedes

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