Diana Gabaldon8217;s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in An Echo in the Bone, the enormously anticipated 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 he8217;d rather die than have to face his illegitimate son8211;a young lieutenant in the British army8211;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 won8217;t include Jamie8217;s life or his happiness, though8211;not if she has anything to say about it.Meanwhile, in the relative safety of the twentieth century, Jamie and Claire8217;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 Brianna8217;s parents8217; story comes to life through Claire8217;s letters. The fragile pages reveal Claire8217;s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the high seas, where they encounter privateers and ocean battles8211;as Brianna and Roger search for clues not only to Claire8217;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 adventure8211;a novel that echoes in the mind long after the last page is turned.From the Hardcover edition.
Diana Gabaldon continues her bestselling Outlander series with another gripping tale of historical fiction. The adventure continues for Jamie and Claire as they fight in the American rebellion of 1778. Claire continues to offer insights gleaned from her time traveling journeys, while her daughter Brianna tries to piece together the family history.
- Science Fiction + Fantasy, Fiction + Literature Genres, Romance
- Time Travel, General
- Bantam Dell Pub Group
- June 22, 2010
- June 22, 2010
- Diana Gabaldon