skip to content


An echo in the bone : a novel

by Diana Gabaldon

  Book : Fiction  |  1st ed

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

Very Good

User profile avatar
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.




Was this review helpful to you?     

Flag as Inappropriate; Flag as Inappropriate
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.