Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Review: An Echo in the Bone
This is the 7th book in the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
Jamie Fraser, erstwhile Jacobite and reluctant rebel, knows three things about the American rebellion: the Americans will win, unlikely as that seems in 1778; being on the winning side is no guarantee of survival; and he'd rather die than face his illegitimate son - a young lieutenant in the British Army - across the barrel of a gun. Fraser's time-travelling wife, Claire, also knows a couple of things: that the Americans will win, but that the ultimate price of victory is a mystery. What she does believe is that the price won't include Jamie's life or happiness - not if she has anything to say.
Claire's grown daughter Brianna, and her husband, Roger, watch the unfolding of Brianna's parents' history - a past that may be sneaking up behind their own family.
I loved this book - but hated the cliffhanger ending.
I don't know why I thought this was going to be the last book in this series. After reading An Echo in the Bone I can't imagine that it will be - we were left with 4 cliffhangers.
I absolutely love Jaime and Claire but I must say that this book did not have quite as much of them in it as I would have liked. :) It was still a great book and I loved the stories - but after waiting almost 4 years for this installment - I hate to say that I was a little disappointed.
Don't get me wrong - the book was awesome and the stories were wonderful - but a lot of story telling was going on in this one book. Jaime and Claire had a story, Brianna and Roger had a story, William and Lord John had a story and Ian had a story - and every now and again the stories would overlap.
We were going back and forth, back and forth between the players. It was actually a bit exhausting. LOL
I hope that it won't be 4 years before we get another book.
Even with my disappointment, this is still my all time favorite series and I give An Echo in the Bone 5 out of 5 stars. :)