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An Echo In The Bone

by Diana Gabaldon

Doubleday Canada | June 22, 2010 | Trade Paperback

An Echo In The Bone is rated 4.5652 out of 5 by 23.
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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 848 pages, 9.2 × 6.05 × 1.8 in

Published: June 22, 2010

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038566611X

ISBN - 13: 9780385666114

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Book One of the best series I have read. It will be a sad day when I am done the last book in the Outlander series.
Date published: 2015-10-19
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.
Date published: 2015-09-10
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!
Date published: 2015-06-14
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.
Date published: 2015-05-26
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!!!!
Date published: 2015-01-06
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.
Date published: 2014-06-17
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.
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Starts a bit slow I know I should be interested as Canada did win the War of 1812 (grin!). There are lots of threads to manage in this book, it definitely feels like an interim book. A bit like how Peter Jackson manages the middle movies of his Tolkein trilogies. However, I appreciate the rich character development and look forward to June for the next instalment.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Can't wait for the next book!
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read I love diana gabaldon's writing. Every story pulls you in and keeps you intrigued. Like every novel within the outlander series this one I could not put down.
Date published: 2014-01-26
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
Date published: 2013-11-03
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!
Date published: 2013-09-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read This one really left me hanging. When is the next one coming out?
Date published: 2013-09-15
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.
Date published: 2013-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read My favorite series of books. I have read them about 3 times and am now about to begin again with purchase of Voyager for my Kobo in anticipation of the series coming on TV. This is a series of books that fully captures the mind and senses and draws you deep into the lives of Jamie and Clare
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read excelant research. The follow on couldnt be better.
Date published: 2013-09-14
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.
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read great book
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read The whole Outlander series has been excellent! I couldn't put this one down, and read it all over a couple of days. Strongly recommended.
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Does not disappoint!
Date published: 2013-09-14
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"
Date published: 2013-09-14
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.
Date published: 2012-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gabaldon continues the Saga For those who have read the rest of the books in the Outlander series this latest one continues to provide rich characters and paint the times depicted in realistic, rich and enticing colours!
Date published: 2011-11-08

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An Echo In The Bone

An Echo In The Bone

by Diana Gabaldon

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 848 pages, 9.2 × 6.05 × 1.8 in

Published: June 22, 2010

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 038566611X

ISBN - 13: 9780385666114

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1Sometimes They’re Really DeadWilmington, colony of North CarolinaJuly 1776The pirate’s head had disappeared. William heard the speculations from a group of idlers on the quay nearby, wondering whether it would be seen again.“Na, him be gone for good,” said a ragged man of mixed blood, shaking his head. “De ally-gator don’ take him, de water will.”A backwoodsman shifted his tobacco and spat into the water in disagreement. “No, he’s good for another day– two, maybe. Them gristly bits what holds the head on, they dry out in the sun. Tighten up like iron. Seen it many a time with deer carcasses.”William saw Mrs. MacKenzie glance quickly at the harbor, then away. She looked pale, he thought, and maneuvered himself slightly so as to block her view of the men and the brown flood of high tide, though since it was high, the corpse tied to its stake was naturally not visible. The stake was, though– a stark reminder of the price of crime. The pirate had been staked to drown on the mudflats several days before, the persistence of his decaying corpse an ongoing topic of public conversation.“Jem!” Mr. MacKenzie called sharply, and lunged past William in pursuit of his son. The little boy, red-haired like his mother, had wandered away to listen to the men’s talk, and was now leaning perilously out over the water, clinging to a bollard in an attempt to see the dead pirate.Mr. MacKenzie snatched the boy by the collar, pulled him in, and swept him up in his arms, though the boy struggled, cra
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Table of Contents

ProloguePART ONEA Troubling of the Waters1. Sometimes They’re Really Dead2. And Sometimes They Aren’t3. Life for Life4. Not Yet Awhile5. Morality for Time-TravelersPART TWOBlood, Sweat, and Pickles6. Long Island7. An Uncertain Future8. Spring Thaw9. A Knife That Knows My Hand10. Fireship11. Transverse Lie12. Enough13. Unrest14. Delicate Matters15. The Black Chamber 16. Unarmed Conflict 17. Wee Demons18. Pulling Teeth19. Ae Fond Kiss20. I REGRET . . . 21. The Minister’s Cat 22. Flutterby PART THREEPrivateer23. Correspondence from the Front24. Joyeux Nöel 25. The Bosom of the Deep 26. Stag at Bay 27. Tunnel Tigers 28. Hilltops 29. Conversation with a Headmaster 30. Ships That Pass in the Night 31. A Guided Tour through the Chambers of the Heart PART FOURConjunction32. A Flurry of Suspicion 33. The Plot Thickens 34. Psalms, 30 35. Ticonderoga 36. The Great Dismal 37. Purgatory 38. Plain Speech 39. A Matter of Conscience 40. The Blessing of Bride and of Michael 41. Shelter from the Storm PART FIVETo the Precipice42. Crossroad 43. Countdown 44. Friends 45. Three arrows 46. Ley Lines 47. High Places 48. Henry 49. Reservations 50. Exodus 51. The British Are Coming52. Conflagration 53. Mount independence 54. Return of the native 55. Retreat 56. While still alive 57. The Deserter Game 58. Independence Day 59. Battle of Bennington 60. Deserter Game, round II61. No Better Companion Than the Rifle 62. One Just Man 63. Separated Forever From My Friends and Kin 64. A Gentleman Caller 65. H
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From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

Diana Gabaldon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the wildly popular Outlander novels, as well as the related Lord John Grey books, one work of nonfiction, and the Outlander graphic novel The Exile. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for An Echo in the Bone:
"A grand adventure written across a canvas that probes the heart, weighs the soul and measures the human spirit across ten generations" CNN

Praise for Diana Gabaldon:
“Riveting. Gabaldon has a true storyteller’s voice.” The Globe and Mail