An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

An Echo in the Bone

byDiana Gabaldon

Kobo ebook | September 22, 2009

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A new Outlander novel — the seventh — from #1 National Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon.

Readers have been waiting with bated breath for the seventh volume in bestselling author Diana Gabaldon’s epic Outlander saga — a masterpiece of historical fiction featuring Jamie and Claire, from one of the genre’s most popular and beloved authors.

Jamie Fraser, erstwhile Jacobite and reluctant rebel, knows three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, unlikely as that seems in 1778; being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival; and he’d rather die than face his illegitimate son — a young lieutenant in the British Army — across the barrel of a gun. Fraser’s time-travelling wife, Claire, also knows a couple of things: that the Americans will win, but that the ultimate price of victory is a mystery. What she does believe is that the price won’t include Jamie’s life or happiness — not if she has anything to say.

Claire’s grown daughter Brianna, and her husband, Roger, watch the unfolding of Brianna’s parents’ history — a past that may be sneaking up behind their own family.

From the Hardcover edition.

Diana Gabaldon was born in Flagstaff, Arizona on January 11, 1952 . She has a Ph.D. in Quantitative Behavioral Ecology, a M.S. in Marine Biology, and a B.S. in Zoology. She has worked as a university Professor and has written freelance for various magazines and companies such as Walt Disney. Gabaldon is the well-known author of the "Ou...
Title:An Echo in the BoneFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 22, 2009Publisher:Doubleday CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Story Well written and a good story line. Do have to admit I read the whole series once, but not a series I will read a second time as I do no feel it worth a second read but well worth a first read. Much better than the show so recommend reading before viewing.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Echo in the Bone I adore the Outlander series and An Echo in the Bone is no exception. The books aren't quite as gripping later in the series, but I still love them.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Echo in the Bone I loved it!! I didn't want to put it down. The characters are fabulously written. I feel as if I could travel back in time, these characters would be there.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Echo in the Bone A fine addition to the Outlander saga. I was glued to the pages, wanting to find out what would happen next. What made it so gripping was that the period of history was so volitile. A lot happened in a very short time, making this a perfect setting for a book. I hope you like this as much as I did!
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Echo to the bone What's next? I loved each of the series and can only imagine how much research was done. I hope that the series continues with more stories about Claire and Jamie and their ever growing family.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Echo in the Bone As with all of Diana Gabaldon's books, this one is full of everything that you could wish for in a book. Adventure. Romance. Intrigue. History. Anguish. And so much more!!!!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brings history alive through fiction Although a fan of all her books, some are better than others. This one is excellent. Important not to skip any in the series though. Her Lord John Grey ones can be read out of order though. An Echo in the Bone is a combination of richly woven tales running parallel to each other temporally. We're left with a very suspenseful ending. Thankfully her next book has come out now.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cliffhangers I adore this series, and especially Jamie Fraser. This book had so many cliffhangers I don't know where to begin and I don't want to give anything away. Suffice to say, it was an excellent addition to the series and a must-read. The beginning was great and the ending was beyond outstanding (and nerve-racking, and upsetting, infuriating, and joyous). The middle of the book and the storyline surrounding William's time in the army was a bit tedious and really dragged. But pressing through made it all verra worthwhile. I have finally caught up to the series and have less than 4 weeks to wait for book #8. I don't know how Outlander fans have waited years for this next instalment, but I'm ready to pre-order asap.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read This was book 7 of a series I have grown to love. Jamie and Claire are the main characters who we follow through life.She makes us wait a long time between novels but it is worth it. If you ever get a chance to read book 1 The Outlander you will be drawn in. Each book keeps you involved in the lives of all the characters she has introduced. I am waiting anxiously for Book 8 due out in Mar.2014
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Absolutely loved this series and this last book was every bit as good as the rest. Still left me wanting more after 7 large books!
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read This one really left me hanging. When is the next one coming out?
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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read So far it is more of the same, leaving you with yet another cliffhanger. I enjoy the overall story, but if I read another 'throbbing loins' I think I will either throw up or fall asleep.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read excelant research. The follow on couldnt be better.
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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great read Have read all of the other Jamie-Claire series books and loved them, this one however was very disappointing. The characters were not true to their natures. There is no way Claire would cross the centuries twice and then in this book take someones word for it that her beloved is gone in a shipwreck with no body found. The real Claire would have searched high and low and torn the world apart looking for her beloved Jamie until she either found him or his body. And remarrying, don't even get me started.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Does not disappoint!
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read As all of Diana's books, I am a great fan. She's an excellent writer and story teller. In this story it was great to read about Brianna, Roger and the children finding the letters from Claire and Jamie. How Jem gets locked in the dam, William Buccleigh travels thru the stones. It was all exciting and nail biting as usual Diana stories! I cannot wait for her next book to become available to KOBO; "Written in my own heart's blood"
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Re-Read Really Helped Me Increase My Rating Reviewed at Another Look Book Reviews First thing I said to myself after finishing my first re-read of An Echo in the Bone is, 'what was I thinking?!?!' The reason for my self reprimand was because the first time I read this amazing book, I was not pleased. I was not pleased at all. In fact I rated An Echo in the Bone low. Now after just finishing it for a second time and then plugging my Kindle into the wall for a full recharge, I am stunned by my first Goodreads review and I'm about ready to kick my butt and replace with this one. Admittedly Echo in the Bone is not my favourite of the series but it is still well deserving of my highest rating possible. I found Echo in the Bone not as emotionally charged or as angsty as the other books in this stellar series.....that is until you get to the end. There are so many cliffhangers dangling from the end of this book that I hope Diana Gabaldon gets so tired of hearing about fans needing the next book pronto that she never leaves a cliffhanger of this magnitude again. I yi yi yi! What Echo in the Bone does deliver is a close factual account of what life would have been like for the soldiers/militia/army and citizens during the American Revolution war. I walk away with a deep appreciation of the what the people on both sides of the war experienced. The amount of research that went into Echo in the Bone is staggering. There are numerous story lines within Echo in the Bone and it is easily followed and paced perfectly. I immensely enjoyed reading each and every one. The Roger and Bree story line was well set and planned. I loved that they emotionally struggled a bit when they have returned to Lallybroch. It is a reasonable assumption that they'd have to learn to discover their place and concur the "what's next?" dilemma. Other than the obvious cliffhangers left with the family, I find I am extremely curious and Mandy and her connection with Jem. Small children have an odd way of trying to explain their feelings but I think there is something special with Mandy and Jem. Perhaps it is the seed that was planted way back in Voyager regarding a certain Fraser Prophesy? Regardless, I am desperate to be caught up on the numerous cliffhangers left with the readers. Young Ian and Rachel's story line brings me delight. I want nothing more than to have Ian come to terms with himself. Even though Friend Rachel is peaceful Quaker, she is a spitfire and I adore her. I very much want to read how they manage on. William. Oh what a way to end the book! I felt I was in utter anticipation the entire book just waiting for a big moment. It was like a fire bomb when that moment came. When is that next book again? The biggest story line that threw me for a complete loop was Jamie, Claire and Lord John. Not to reveal any spoilers but I must say, even the second time through Echo in the Bone, I was astonished. I usually don't like to read spoilers of the next book but I must admit, I shall now go forth to see if I can find any tidbits about the next book to hopefully get some more clues about how it all works out.
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