Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekend Book: Finally Got It!!...
Echo In the Bone by Diana Gabaldon

I went shopping last Saturday to get a copy of Echo In the Bone by Diana Gabaldon, the seventh book in the popular NY #1 bestselling Outlander series. Was so happy to see it on the shelf, I grab it and hugs it like there no tomorrow. It's a huge book (814 pages-not counting author's note pages at the back)! But that is to be expected, and I waited a darn three years for this book to come out. Of course that is almost how many years it take for Gabaldon's to write for each installment books. I can't wait to dive into it, once I finish with Gabaldon's other book which is half of the pages I have left from A Breath of Snow and Ashes first (and I'm enjoying it so far!!). Usually it take me two weeks to finish each installment books but this time I'm reading it slow. Because I'm afraid for the Outlander series to end, and I don't want it to *grin*. I have to admit, I'm not too excited about the cover from Echo, but I do like the smooth soft feel of the book and the colors. But I guess once you get use to the cover, it won't be bad as it seem as you thought it would be. But I do highly recommend readers to read The Outlander series. It's an awesome read!

Diana Gabaldon's brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in Echo in the Bone, the seventh volume, Gabaldon continue the extraordinary story of the eighteen-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, 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.


Alice Teh said...

Hi Julia! I'm so glad that you finally managed to get the book. I know you're very excited about it. Enjoy the book! :D

Marg said...

I haven't to get it yet! Apparently the official release date in Australia is tomorrow, and I am hoping to make it to Borders so that I can get to stroke and hold it myself!

Julia said...

Alice - Thanks! I'm too excited! And I really wish you would try Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I know they're thick and too much detailed, but it's worth it :)

Marg - I hope it there tomorrow for you! I know that you are big fan of Outlander series too ;) I think you well love the feel of the cover. It soft like. :)