An Echo in the Bone By Diana Gabaldon

An Echo in the Bone

By Diana Gabaldon

  • Release Date: 2009-09-22
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 1,108 Ratings


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.


  • Favorite Outlander Book

    By Ashlliams
    This is likely my favorite book of the series yet!
  • Amazing…

    By bookoworm
    After a long absence, but with MOBY already downloaded… I spent the week reading An Echo in the Bone… all I can say is…Wow…. now on to MOBY!
  • An Echo in the Bone

    By McWeir
    Ms. Gabaldon's gift of creating riveting story lines set in the past is keeping me up nights. I cannot stop reading until the end of each book. And then I cannot wait until I read the next book of the series.
  • Amazing series!!!

    By Susk123
    Read these books and you enter another world...
  • Outlander Series

    By MStutts
    I read these books over fifteen years and have been a fan since day one. I cannot wait for the next one! Will all of the hanging issues be resolved? Will the war ever end? I have read and reread this series so many times that I feel I know the characters. I will have to reread Echo to remember all of the issues right before the new on comes out!
  • Echo in the Bone

    By SMPPD
    I am addicted to this series. Can't wait until the next one comes out in the Fall of 2013!
  • An Echo in the Bone

    By Garouj
    I wasn't sure I would be interested in a novel which included time travel, but it came recommended, and I do like thick novels , so I began with Outlander, the first of the series. I thoroughly enjoyed it and all the rest of the series. Great character development, a riveting story line, historical relevance and two-continents of action made the series a wonderful time-consuming read. Diana Gabaldon is first on my list when e-shopping or store-shopping for books to read at home or while traveling.
  • She does not end the story,

    By Nce902
    I am not a fan of authors who do not end a work but, essentially end with, to be continued. So Ms. Gabbaldon leaves one character traveling through time, one child character locked into a tunnel and there is no end. I don't intend to purchase any others of her books. END the story. Don't waste your time unless you want to continue to purchase additional titles by the author. Shame on her and the publisher, what a cheap trick!
  • An Echo in the Bone

    By Goodgal
    I have loved every bit of these and will look to see if there is a new one after this. Goodgal001
  • Wonderful as always

    By KarenLain
    I fell in love with these characters 20 years ago and still am. Never stop writing Diana!