By Diana Gabaldon
Diana Gabaldon’s outstanding storytelling has captivated thousands of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in An Echo within the Bone, the drastically expected 7th quantity, Gabaldon keeps the intense tale of the eighteenth-century Scotsman Jamie Fraser and his twentieth-century time-traveling spouse, Claire Randall.
Jamie Fraser, former Jacobite and reluctant insurgent, is already definite of 3 issues concerning the American uprising: The americans will win, battling at the facet of victory isn't any warrantly of survival, and he’d fairly die than need to face his illegitimate son–a younger lieutenant within the British army–across the barrel of a gun.
Claire Randall is familiar with that the americans will win, too, yet now not what the last word fee can be. That expense won’t comprise Jamie’s existence or his happiness, though–not if she has something to assert approximately it.
Meanwhile, within the relative safeguard of the 20 th century, Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna, and her husband, Roger MacKenzie, have resettled in a historical Scottish domestic the place, throughout a chasm of 2 centuries, the unfolding drama of Brianna’s parents’ tale involves existence via Claire’s letters. the delicate pages exhibit Claire’s love for battle-scarred Jamie Fraser and their flight from North Carolina to the excessive seas, the place they come across privateers and ocean battles–as Brianna and Roger look for clues not just to Claire’s destiny yet to their very own. as the way forward for the MacKenzie kin within the Highlands is mysteriously, irrevocably, and in detail entwined with lifestyles and dying in war-torn colonial America.
With gorgeous cameos of historic characters from Benedict Arnold to Benjamin Franklin, An Echo within the Bone is a hovering masterpiece of mind's eye, perception, personality, and adventure–a novel that echoes within the brain lengthy after the final web page is grew to become.
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Title. 92舒dc22ŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠŠ2010033472 ISBN 978-1-4391-5278-2 ISBN 978-1-4391-9934-3 (ebook) For Kim Wilkins, who encouraged me to start; and Darin Patterson, who was with me to the last full stop CONTENTS Š PART ONE PART TWO PART THREE PART FOUR PART FIVE Acknowledgments Hush 舰 Can you hear him? The trees can. They are the first to know that he is coming. Listen! The trees of the deep, dark wood, shivering and jittering their leaves like papery hulls of beaten silver; the sly wind, snaking through their tops, whispering that soon it will begin.
Before her eyes, he changes. She sees through the layers of mud, through the generations of darkness and rage and sorrow, to the human face beneath. A young man舗s face. A forgotten face. A face of such longing and sadness and beauty; and she reaches, unthinking, to unlock the window. To bring him in from the rain. Raymond Blythe, The True History of the Mud Man, Prologue PART ONE Š A LOST LETTER FINDS ITS WAY Š 1992 IT started with a letter. A letter that had been lost a long time, waiting out half a century in a forgotten postal bag in the dim attic of a nondescript house in Bermondsey.
The first child of Robert and Athena Blythe, he was named for his paternal grandfather, whose fortune was made in the goldfields of Canada. Raymond was the eldest of four brothers, the youngest of whom, Timothy, died tragically during a violent storm in 1876. Athena Blythe, a poetess of some note, was heartbroken by her youngest son舗s death and is said to have descended, soon after the boy was laid to rest, into a black depression from which there would be no return.