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An echo in the bone : a novel

by Diana Gabaldon

  Print book : Fiction  |  First edition

Intricate plot and many cliffhangers   (2011-02-18)

Very Good

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by booksonthebeach

814 pages, and still everything is left hanging by the end?!  Ack!  Diana Gabaldon had better be working furiously to finish the next book asap, that's all I can say.  There are too many cliffhangers to count in this one.

Volume seven in the Outlander series takes place during the Revolutionary War (Jamie & Claire's time) and 1980 (Brianna & Roger's time).   Gabaldon skips around between storylines and narrators quite frequently, which keeps things interesting and also can be frustrating.  There is a LOT going on in this episode.  I read very quickly, and even I couldn't read fast enough to satisfy my urgent need to find out what the heck happened!

I really wished I had a computer by my side (or an Apple iPad/Touch/Phone) while reading this book because I kept wanting to look up names, battles, places, and timelines to remind myself of historical details I'd forgotten.  The book really brings the Revolutionary War to life.

For readers' advisors: story, character, and setting are all strong doorways, but the length and occasional sexual content might scare off some readers.

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