Sunday, January 3, 2010

An Echo in the Bone

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

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It's always hard to review a DG book. She packs so much into each story - the details amaze me! The book was amazing, to say the least. Although I did find some of the medical scenes a little gruesome. DG took the storyline in a different direction - we followed not only Claire and Jamie's perspectives, but also Brianna and Roger, and William (Jamie's illegitimate son) and John Grey. There were many references to past characters that I couldn't remember, which means I should be re-reading the series in the near future. The book ended with a cliffhanger, but I am far from dissatisfied with the ending. I'm still mulling over things in my head.  If anything, I'll be counting the days until the next book is released.

Pub. Date: September 2009
Series: Outlander Book 7

Synopsis: 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 colonialAmerica.

Recommended Reading:
A Breath of Snow and Ashes (Outlander Book 6) by Diana Gabaldon
The Fiery Cross (Outlander Book 5) by Diana Gabaldon
Voyager (Outlander Book 3) by Diana Gabaldon
Drums of Autumn (Outlander Book 4) by Diana Gabaldon
Dreamfever (Fever Book 4) by Karen Marie Moning

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