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An Echo in the Bone

By Diana Gabaldon

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| Hardcover | 9780752898476

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In the wake of a devastating fire in the mountains of North Carolina, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his English wife find themselves homeless and without family, in the midst of the gathering storm of revolution. And thanks to his time-travelling wife' Continue

In the wake of a devastating fire in the mountains of North Carolina, Highlander Jamie Fraser and his English wife find themselves homeless and without family, in the midst of the gathering storm of revolution. And thanks to his time-travelling wife's information, he knows what the coming spring of 1778 will bring. But then Jamie's illegitimate son, William, arrives in North Carolina, a young officer in King George's army. Jamie has sworn two things to himself: his son will never know his true paternity - and he himself will never face his son across the barrel of a gun. Between the mountains of North Carolina and those of the Scottish highlands lie blockades and battlefields, storm and shipwreck, privateers and politics. The one thing that sustains the Frasers in their struggle is the hope that their family has reached safety in the future. They have. The Frasers' daughter and her family have returned safely through the standing stones that guard the passage through time, and to Scotland. But something mysterious looms over their new home. Something whose secret may draw them back to what they fled from...

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    La odio, questa donna! adesso dovro' rimanere come minino un anno in attesa di sapere cosa succedera' .. con le storie in sospeso .
    E' tremenda questa donna.. e oltre tutto da assuefazione. Mi sento gia orfana e ho veramente bisogno di sapere come in ...(continue)

    La odio, questa donna! adesso dovro' rimanere come minino un anno in attesa di sapere cosa succedera' .. con le storie in sospeso .
    E' tremenda questa donna.. e oltre tutto da assuefazione. Mi sento gia orfana e ho veramente bisogno di sapere come intende concludere la vicenda.
    E William? E Lord John? E quel poverino di Jem ? Per non parlare di Roger, di Fergus..... praticamente e' tutto ancora aperto.
    ma perche' non la ha finito? E soprattutto.........Jamie?!?!?!

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    Graziavis VDF said on Feb 15, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    A most welcome continuation of the Jamie/Clair saga. If you have become engrossed with this time travel historical tale, you'll not be able to set it down. The author has opened avenues of further story development which will leave you panting in ant ...(continue)

    A most welcome continuation of the Jamie/Clair saga. If you have become engrossed with this time travel historical tale, you'll not be able to set it down. The author has opened avenues of further story development which will leave you panting in anticipation of the next installment. Three to four more years! Good grief! How can we stand to wait that long?

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    Kerry Jacobson said on Feb 8, 2010 | Add your feedback

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    *** This comment contains spoilers! ***

    L'incredibile capacità di Gabaldon (Gabby, per gli amici) di intrecciare storie collaterali che si inseriscono (ehm, disturbano) nella storia centrale di Jamie e Claire è una maledizione per noi amanti dei forever-lovers (C ha superato i 50, se non ...(continue)

    L'incredibile capacità di Gabaldon (Gabby, per gli amici) di intrecciare storie collaterali che si inseriscono (ehm, disturbano) nella storia centrale di Jamie e Claire è una maledizione per noi amanti dei forever-lovers (C ha superato i 50, se non ho contato male gli anni!)!
    Anche le 800 pagine di questo libro sono per 2/3 noioserrime, con scaramucce e battaglie per l'indipendenza, con personaggi noioserrimi (i fratelli Hunter, ii vari generali), con qualche sprazzo di humor e tanta fuffa (Lord John, wee Willie, la vecchia coppia Roger&Bree, c'è pure quella patetica di Jenny e l'oltraggiata Laoghaire!). Direi che Jem è l'unico che promette bene....
    E poi a 200 pagine dalla fine finalmente le cose iniziano a muoversi (sarà perché sono tornati in Scozia), qualcuno di importante muore (ma si sa, è come in Beautiful, non muore mai nessuno del cast principale, o tuttalpiù risorgono), e gli eventi iniziano a venire a capo di qualcosa.
    Ma .... il libro non finisce, per due fili che si annodano, ne rimangono sospesi altri 20 (e di quelli grossi!).
    E poi c'è un delirio gabaldoniano con Jem e l'oro di Cameron, e i viaggi nel tempo che ho paura anche solo ad immaginarmi per quanti libri ancora la tirerà in lungo!
    Se esistesse una gabaldoniani-anonimi mi iscriverei per disintossicarmi!

    Ps: J & C tengono la solita media di tromb...., eh, "incontri": grosso modo uno ogni cento pagine!

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    Tittirossa said on Jan 18, 2010 | 2 feedbacks

  • 1 person finds this helpful

    I'm a fan, so what else can I say but I loved it! Her books are truly works of art with fabulous storytelling and superb writing!!
    Lots of loose ends, cliffhangers & a bit slower than the others... but heck, I was not disappointed and I can't wa ...(continue)

    I'm a fan, so what else can I say but I loved it! Her books are truly works of art with fabulous storytelling and superb writing!!
    Lots of loose ends, cliffhangers & a bit slower than the others... but heck, I was not disappointed and I can't wait for #8!!

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    Nini said on Nov 16, 2009 | Add your feedback

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    Wow. This was one mighty big book, but I made it through. It was great to catch up with Jamie and Claire and the gang again. I liked that Ian and William, had there own pov, even Lord John.
    So much left open! I wouldn't mind the ending so ...(continue)

    Wow. This was one mighty big book, but I made it through. It was great to catch up with Jamie and Claire and the gang again. I liked that Ian and William, had there own pov, even Lord John.
    So much left open! I wouldn't mind the ending so much if I knew I didn't have to wait 2-3 years for the next book. Lets hope DG has already started it.

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    Bobbi said on Oct 9, 2009 | Add your feedback

Book Details

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  • English Books
  • Hardcover 848 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 0752898477
  • ISBN-13: 9780752898476
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • Publish date: 2010-05-20
  • Dimensions: 335 mm x 986 mm x 1,509 mm
  • Also available as: Paperback , Audio CD , Others , eBook
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