An Echo in the Bone

An Echo in the Bone 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

  • Title: An Echo in the Bone
  • Author: Diana Gabaldon
  • ISBN: 9780385342452
  • Page: 457
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 wiJamie 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.

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    Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona and is of Mexican American and English descent She has earned three degrees a B.S in Zoology, a M.S in Marine Biology, and a Ph.D in Ecology.She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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    • Foxfire780 Reeves

      (May 28, 2020 - 18:59 PM)

      I am a devout DG/Outlander fan, so of course I read Echo in the Bone as fast as I could get my mitts on itd it left me sorely disappointed!I actually skipped pages! She said that there were four story lines (hence the four points on the Caltrop on the cover) and I was excited at first. But when I got into the story, I got bored with the overlong passages about William and John's intrigues. Where were Jamie and Claire?? (And why the hell can't they manage a sea voyage without trouble??) I actuall [...]

    • Melissa ♥ Dog Lover ♥ Martin

      (May 28, 2020 - 18:59 PM)

      Bloody hell, I'm freaking tired!So here's the deal. Most of my friends here on know that I have been listening to these cd's from the library. Well, I just happened to check the status of their return because I should have had one more month for them to be renewed. Noooooooooooooooooo, on this book someone placed a hold and it's due soon so luckily I started listening to it a few days ago, but now I'm freaking tired because I have had to listen almost non stop while reading another book. Not mu [...]

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    • ”God, your arse looks fine, wi’ the wet linen of your shift clinging to it, it goes all transparent, and I can see the weight of your buttocks, like great smooth round melons "I sort of wondered when I started this book if I was going into Outlander overload and that I might tire of it seeing as I have read 6 of the books in the space of 2 months or so.No, this book was wonderful, for the most part. I must admit there were some parts with Lord John and William that my eyes sort of glazed ove [...]

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    • So I love Diana Gabaldon. I wish she would write faster than one new book every four years in the Outlander series, but whatcha gonna do. So Of course I've been waiting with bated breath for this one. Writing: still draws you into the characters' lives. They are so human, so loving, so flawed yet continuously striving.Characters: this book has four main plots (yes, four). We get Jamie and Claire, but we also get Ian (who I like to read about), Roger and Brianna (who I found annoying earlier in t [...]

    • Cassandra Dexter Colby

      (May 28, 2020 - 18:59 PM)

      Le pongo tres a regañadientes Me ha sobrado mucho rollo bélico y médico que no hacía sino ralentizar la narración. Diana se documenta, vale, pero no veo necesario tanto detalle en cosas que no aportan nada. Luego llega a los últimos capítulos, se fuma un porro y mete el acelerador, además de hacer que algunos personajes actúen de forma más que rara. Si lo leéis y os empieza a parecer un rollo, hacedme caso y pasad páginas cuando le dé por describir cómo operar una almorrana.

    • I am an Outlander series fan. Yes I am. I love Jamie (to an embarrasing extent), Claire and the whole cast of random modern and 18th C. characters that fill the many, many pages of Gabaldon's books. While not fine literature, I can always count on her great storytelling to completely draw me into her world over and over again (to the detriment of my normal life, and my husband's chagrin).That said, while I did enjoy this book there were a number of things about the writing that bothered me:1. Th [...]

    • The Library Lady

      (May 28, 2020 - 18:59 PM)

      Diana Gabaldon needs to finish this series. In fact, she needed to finish it in this book:If she is so crazy about Lord John, keep writing those books about him. Personally, he bores me, and I skipped over those sections. I'm not that into William either, even if he IS Jamie's son.How many times can Claire and Jamie run into pirates and take over a ship? She's done this before in Voyager. And there's lots of other material that repeats or echoes stuff in previous, better books.There are too many [...]

    • After several thousand pages of build-up, the Revolutionary War is finally here — and with it, the excitement of the early Outlander novels returns. No offense to the residents of Fraser's Ridge, but it's a lot more fun to see Jamie and Claire interacting with Benedict Arnold than Hiram Crombie. They may be older and wiser than they were back in the Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager days, but this book has more in common with those two novels than it does with the last few that preceded it. I can [...]

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    • I find myself now thankful that there's only one book left in this series. While I don't regret the time spent on Echo and will certainly read the Outlander conclusion when it's available in 4? years, I'm ready to let this series go.Historical detail was as always fascinating and the characters are still for the most part engaging and moving, but this volume interweaved way too many story lines and ended up feeling disjointed. Add in a few plot "twists" which are starting to feel cliched and ove [...]

    • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞

      (May 28, 2020 - 18:59 PM)

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    • Heather McCubbin

      (May 28, 2020 - 18:59 PM)

      I was disappointed and miss the old Jamie and Claire! Sorry, Diana, but the characters are tired, there are many new characters I found hard to keep track of, and the few that reappeared seem to come back suddenly then leave just as quickly, all so that loose end could be tied up. I found myself asking: "Who is ___ again? " upon the first chapter and I totally skimmed through any of Lord Grey's appearances. I didn't like his standalone books and felt she was trying to insert him into the "Outlan [...]

    • HOKAY SO. I have now made it through seven books of this series, which is basically like twenty-one normal-sized books, or fourteen above average-sized ones. All this to say I HAVE DONE HARD WORK NOW GIVE ME TACOS. I was going to type "cookies", but dammit I really want some tacos right now. Also, on the last Jane the Virgin episode, I was introduced to the concept of the Venezuelan miracle food, the arepa, and I am now obsessed with trying one, except there's only one Venezuelan eatery in my ci [...]

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    • LOVED Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber and Voyager, but this book was *Simply Horrible*. Plodding, too much description of certain events that are of zero importance to the overall plot (usually medical), the rehash of old themes and introduction of new, just plain ridiculous ones made this almost painful to read. Thank goodness I took it out from the library and didn't waste my money or shelf space on it. Obviously I am quite disappointed in this latest installment of Jamie and Claire, because the [...]

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    • No sé muy bien cómo valorar un libro tan excesivamente largo, y donde ocurre de todo. En mi reader superaba las 1700 páginas, y creo que bienmente puedo decir que le sobraban 500, aquellos interminables capítulos de Lord John y William, que se me han hecho soporíferos.Éste libro empieza donde acabó "Viento y Ceniza". La casa grande del Cerro Fraser se quemó, y Jamie y Claire emprenden el viaje para ir a Escocia a buscar la prensa de Jamie. Pero el viaje estará, ¿Cómo no? Plagado de pe [...]

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    • Angelica Juarez Gonzalez

      (May 28, 2020 - 18:59 PM)

      En viento y ceniza hay una parte donde Jamie recuerda su tiempo en Francia, en la Universite. Cuando con amigos se dirige a beber a una taberna, se consigue con una adivina que lee el futuro en la mano. De nombre Dubois. —Neuf —dijo ella, golpeándole la palma de la mano en distintos sitios al azar—. Tienes un nueve en la mano. Y la muerte —añadió en tono despreocupado—. Morirás nueve veces antes de descansar en tu tumba.Esto para recordarles que Jamie no muere sino nueve veces ante [...]

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    • This took me forever to read! I almost gave up, the first half of the book is mostly about William and parts were boring. I wanted more Jamie and Claire!I'm glad I stuck with it, the second half was great! I look forward to the next one.

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    • Wicked Incognito Now

      (May 28, 2020 - 18:59 PM)

      (will cross-post to and amazon)HmmmmI've been trying to sort out my feelings about this book since I finished it last night. I really am confused and feel somewhat betrayed I guess. As a devout fan of this series, I feel that Gabaldon is just stringing her fans along with no real respect for them, and it irritates me.1. Obviously I love this series. No one gets to the 7th book in a series, each book being between 500-800 pages long, and each book being published 3-4 years apart, without being q [...]

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