An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon
A Novel (Outlander)

73%

7 Critic Reviews

I love Gabaldon's writing, love the historical detail, and love most of the characters (except Jenny and Laoghaire.
-All About Romance

Synopsis

Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In An Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant rebel, is already certain of three things about the American rebellion: The Americans will win, fighting on the side of victory is no guarantee of survival, and he’d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son—a young lieutenant in the British army—across the barrel of a gun.

Claire Randall knows that the Americans will win, too, but not what the ultimate price may be. That price won’t include Jamie’s life or his happiness, though—not if she has anything to say about it.

Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historic Scottish home where, across a chasm of two centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ story comes to life through Claire’s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles—as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire’s fate but to their own. Because the future of the MacKenzie family in the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and intimately entwined with life and death in war-torn colonial America.

With stunning cameos of historical characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo in the Bone is a soaring masterpiece of imagination, insight, character, and adventure—a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood.
 

About Diana Gabaldon

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Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels—Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes (for which she won a Quill Award and the Corine International Book Prize), and An Echo in the Bone—as well as the Lord John Grey novels Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Scottish Prisoner; one work of nonfiction, The Outlandish Companion; and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband.
 
Published September 22, 2009 by Delacorte Press. 849 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for An Echo in the Bone
All: 7 | Positive: 6 | Negative: 1

Book Reporter

Above average
on Apr 25 2011

There are many familiar pleasures in AN ECHO IN THE BONE.

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Globe and Mail

Below average
on Oct 07 2009

One can appreciate the research that went into a book like this, but even weaving in historical figures like Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold cannot save this book.

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All About Romance

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I love Gabaldon's writing, love the historical detail, and love most of the characters (except Jenny and Laoghaire.

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Austin Chronicle

Above average
on Nov 13 2009

The latest book presents another rich tapestry dangling just enough loose threads to make us willing to wait another three years for more of the story.

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Fiction Addict

Good
on Jan 21 2010

For anyone who loves adventure, romance, time travel or historical fiction, Gabaldon’s entire Outlander series is a must read.

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Grasping For The Wind

Above average
on May 03 2011

It appeals to readers on a variety of levels, and the reasons for its Nebula nomination are clear once you’ve read it.

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Romance Reviews Today Blog

Excellent
on Sep 24 2009

Don’t miss the long-awaited continuation of this fabulous series.

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