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Lord John and the Hand of Devils


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LORD JOHN AND THE HAND OF DEVILS is not a novel, but rather a collection of three novellas: “Hell-Fire Club,” “Succubus,” and “Haunted Soldier.”  In these tales, Lord John vows to avenge a murder, investigates a terrifying “night-hag” on the battlefields of Europe, and discovers treason in His Majesty’s ranks. The first two of these novellas were originally published in anthologies, while “Haunted Soldier” was written expressly for this book.

Other Lord John Novellas

Another Lord John novella, “The Custom of the Army,” appears in an anthology titled WARRIORS (edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois), and “Lord John and the Plague of Zombies” was released in October, 2011, in another Martin/Dozois anthology titled DOWN THESE STRANGE STREETS.