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Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. In An Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continues the extraordinary story of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling wife, Claire Randall.

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 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.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Diana Gabaldon's Written in My Own Heart's Blood.

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An Echo in the Bone
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4.7 / 5
Outlander Series - Outstanding!!!
August 11th, 2016
Have been reading the Outlander Series for several months! Cannot get enough of it. Riviting adventure in Scotland and early pre revolution America Best read in sequence in my opinion. The many charcters and their lives are all entwined and are carried from book to book.
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Another excellent story
April 30th, 2015
Grat book!! Loved every minute. Can't wait to start the next ! Ms Gabaldon does duch a masterful job of hooking the reader. I find that I don't want to stop reading
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Awesome story
August 10th, 2014
I absolutely love the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon! An Echo in the Bone is as riveting as the rest!
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An Echo in the Bone
June 21st, 2014
Left you crazing the next installment.
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An Echo in the Bone
May 9th, 2014
Now...the wait :/
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SO GOOD!!
March 1st, 2014
So sad though that I have to wait until June for Written In My Own Hearts Blood!! I didn't plan my re-read if the series very well. Gives me something to look forward too. Also The Outlander series on Starz this summer!! Yay!! My bookworm friends and family should really get started on Outlander right now!!! You won't regret it!!
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Heavy on History
December 18th, 2013
Another great read in the series of The Outlander. Even though the history is interesting I find it causes the story to drag along at times. Can't wait for the next and last book of the series to come out.
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