An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7) by Diana Gabaldon

An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)

The Seventh Outlander novel from #1 National Bestselling author Diana Gabaldon.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 wi...


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TitleAn Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)
ISBN9780752898476
Author
Release DateJan 21st, 2010
PublisherOrion
LanguageEnglish
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Time Travel
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Reviews An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)

  • Holly
    2009-06-21
    TOP TEN REASONS WHY THE OUTLANDER SERIES IS BETTER THAN THE TWILIGHT SERIES10. Heroine is not complimented on how delicious her blood smells. Instead, she is told that her ass looks like two ripe melons. Just what every woman wants.9. When the hero has to rescue the heroine, he doesn't merely have to run at lightning speed across the parking lot. He actually has to travel halfway across the world, kill a few dozen villains, and blow up a few buil...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    2017-05-31
    Bloody hell, I'm freaking tired!So here's the deal. Most of my friends here on Goodreads 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 t...
  • Mo
    2014-06-26
    ”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...
  • Jamie Collins
    2009-09-21
    The five stars are an expression of my Outlander fangirl enthusiasm, since I'm incapable of objectively judging the quality of these books. I'd probably have given five stars to anything that wasn't a huge disappointment. Which this wasn't, of course; I thought it was quite good.The first couple hundred pages are admittedly a little slow. We get a lot of POV from Lord John and 19-yr-old William, and there is some crossover from the LJ spin-off se...
  • Verity
    2009-03-01
    DG’s still a PHENOMENAL writer, her talent has never been in question, but I do question her sanity after reading the last word of this hefty 814-page HC. These are just my random thoughts & somewhat-friendly reminders to myself as future reference, in case I need to refresh my poor memory. This is 1 helluva busy book, jammed w/ innumerable constantly-shifting plots & POVs but the resulting end wasn’t a thrilling ride as the previous ones. I ...
  • LJ
    2010-01-08
    First Sentence: The pirate's head had disappeared.In this 7th book to the Outlander series, Jamie, Claire and Ian are leaving the Ridge headed for Scotland to take Ian back to his family and bring Jamie's printing press back to the Colonies. Roger and Brianna have returned to the present and have settled at Lallybroch, but they've not completely left the past behind. William is anxious to prove himself in battle and Lord John is dealing with his ...
  • Jacqie
    2009-10-14
    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), Ro...
  • The Library Lady
    2009-10-27
    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 ...
  • Alaina
    2018-03-04
    I'm back on the Outlander train...again. Mostly because I just want to finish this series!I definitely dived into An Echo in the Bone without expectations. WHY? Well, because I already knew it was probably going to be like 100x longer than it needed to be. It might be poring in a ton of parts. I might not like it?What do you get from this book? Well lots of POV's to start! We get Claire, Jamie, Brianna, Roger, Ian, John, William, and so much more...
  • Lynn
    2009-06-01
    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...
  • Emily
    2009-11-08
    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 ...
  • Claudia B
    2009-10-03
    And this is it for me and the Outlander series.There is a section in the Outlandish Companion where Diana talks about authors who do so much research and then make their readers "pay" for it. Meaning, if the author read about it, she's going to put it in the book, regardless of how much it contributes to the actual story. I think that Diana is now doing the same. I've been a loyal fan of hers since I first read Outlander, but I'm done. I can't de...
  • Heather McCubbin
    2009-10-09
    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 ...
  • Lisa
    2010-01-02
    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 l...
  • Amanda
    2009-10-06
    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 "...
  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    2012-10-18
    4.5 ★'sThere's really no way to do a review without spoilers so I'm just going to write down some thoughts.Wow...I really can't believe I'm finally at this point - being all caught up with the Outlander books. I've always heard how everyone loves them but the sheer size of them is just scary! However, they are definitely an adventure not to be missed. I decided to let myself kick back and enjoy them and enjoy them I did. What a treat! I loved g...
  • Jane
    2010-07-14
    Update January 2014: Finished the audiobook, completing my mammoth challenge of listening to all the Outlander books (which took most of 2013). This has really helped me keep track of the characters and thus enjoy the story more, and I've warmed a bit to Brianna (still wouldn't want to live with her) and definitely to Roger, whom I now rather like and feel sorry for because he's living with Brianna. Davina Porter continues to be an excellent narr...
  • Ashley
    2016-12-20
    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, ...
  • Vicki
    2009-09-23
    I read the first six all in a row, and then waited several months for the seventh to come out. So it's no real surprise that it took me a while to get into this one, and that I didn't remember all of the characters referenced throughout. But I will say that I got the impression Gabaldon was writing this book with more than her Outlander readers in mind; the focus on Lord John and his espionage career smacked of crossover. Which I didn't really lo...
  • Misfit
    2009-02-27
    Echo picks up where A Breath of Snow and Ashes left off as Claire and Jamie Fraser and Jamie's nephew Ian leave life at Fraser's Ridge behind them, head for Scotland to pick up Jamie's printing press and return to America. Of course this _is_ Jamie and Claire we're talking about so there is no smooth sailing and the *road* to Scotland is mired with many side-trips and detours as well. Roger and Bree have returned to the present and settled into l...
  • Jenny
    2009-09-28
    Sept. 30, 2009, after my first read: I'm still chewing on this. Not quite sure what to rate it yet. I loved the majority of the book, but I just finished today, and the ending has left me disgruntled. It feels like I have a bad copy that someone snatched the last 100 pages out of.April 4, 2014, after my reread in preparation for the next book's release: I just finished a reread of this (on audiobook, read by the fabulous Davina Porter), and I don...
  • Kimberly
    2009-08-31
    I should start off with a giant disclaimer that I am blinded by all things Outlander. Even an Outlander book with some problems is a 5 star book for me. The characters that I know and love more than make up for any qualms I have with the storyline. I don't think I have ever read a book with bigger cliffhangers than this one. A lot of criticisms I have read regarding the book center around the fact that so many different plot lines are left comple...
  • Karen
    2013-12-04
    5 STARS!!!!! EPIC SERIES!!!! And still more to come!!!!What a ride this has been!!!! It has taken me half a year, yes 6 months to get through this fabulous series. I embarked on my quest of audio books back in July of 2013, and I have finally reached the end of my journey... so far, as there will be another book out in the series later this year. AND.... a TV mini-series on STARZ© airing in March 2014!!!!!! Words can not express my love for this...
  • Jill
    2010-07-14
    I wondered what sort of man - or woman, perhaps? - had lain here, leaving no more than an echo of their bones, so much more fragile than the enduring rocks that sheltered them.Buddy read with my friend, NegineLast book of my re-read of the Outlander series before.... Written in My Own Heart's Blood
  • Ashley Daviau
    2018-09-30
    This book was definitely the hardest out of the series for me to get through. Not because it was jarring to read but because I found a big chunk of the book the be incredibly boring and long winded. It just didn’t draw me in and capture my attention like the others in the series did. Don’t get me wrong, there are some great parts that I really loved and I thoroughly enjoyed where some parts of the story went. But it just felt like this instal...
  • Jeannie
    2017-09-01
    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.
  • Petra
    2019-03-25
    This book kept me company for 46 hours of jogging. It's been a great companion. The audio was wonderfully narrated by Davina Porter. I really enjoyed this continuation of the stories of Jamie & Claire & their family. This series has become a saga for a very large and interesting family. In this book, family is very important and many interesting adventures are had.
  • Rachel
    2009-07-19
    I never in a million years thought I’d give DG less than five stars. She’s one of three authors on my release-date auto-buy, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book for years. But having spent the last couple of weeks reading it, I really don’t even know what to say (I know I should take that back – I ALWAYS have something to say and I’m about to say it).Problem one: It took me several weeks to read. I’m a compulsive reader. I can...
  • Wicked Incognito Now
    2009-09-28
    (will cross-post to goodreads and amazon)Hmmmm.....I'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...