From the author of the breathtaking bestsellers Outlander and Dragonfly in Amber, the extraordinary saga continues.
Their passionate encounter happened long ago by whatever measurement Claire Randall took. Two decades before, she had traveled back in time and into the arms of a gallant eighteenth-century Scot named Jamie Fraser. Then she returned to her own century to bear his child, believing him dead in the tragic battle of Culloden. Yet his memory has never lessened its hold on her... and her body still cries out for him in her dreams.
Then Claire discovers that Jamie survived. Torn between returning to him and staying with their daughter in her own era, Claire must choose her destiny. And as time and space come full circle, she must find the courage to face the passion and pain awaiting her...the deadly intrigues raging in a divided Scotland... and the daring voyage into the dark unknown that can reunite--or forever doom--her timeless love.
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1 . Good read
Posted August 05, 2011 by John P. , West HartfordEnjoyable read. Great story-telling. I found this to be entertaining, imaginative and exciting in many parts. It was nice to get one of the series under 1000 pages! I enjoyed this one as much as Outlander.
2 . Excellent!!!
Posted November 23, 2010 by clspisti , Red Lion PAThis series is the best I have read in quite some time. I cannot wait to see what happens reading til all hours of the night.
3 . Loved them all
Posted February 03, 2010 by Mary , Two RiversI have read the whole series through Echo in the Bone and I have to say I loved them all. It has been a lot of fun following Jamie and Claire and their friends and family back and forth through time.I also really enjoy her take on the different historical figures and historical events that they experience along the way.
4 . Faster paced
Posted January 25, 2010 by Adrienne , Murray, UT, USAIt worried me when I saw not so great reviews about this book in Reader Store. I sped through this book way faster than her first two. I had a hard time not reading it in the day, when I should be doing more important tasks. I thought it was wonderful, it takes you for quite a ride...... This was my favorite so far. I like that it was faster paced. I don't want to say too much and give anything away. But if you liked the first two, I can't see why you wouldn't love this one.
5 . Laying the Groundwork
Posted October 19, 2009 by Ginger Dodd , JacksonvilleJennifer's right, in that there are too many "coincidences," which takes away a lot of excitement. But I'm hoping this book is just laying the groundwork for getting back to the real "together" life of Claire and Jamie in the next book. Here we find out a lot of what happened to the two of them while they were apart, which explains the thoughts and actions of them as they are now. And there's still the fascination of seeing history from the eyes of a 20th century lady. And you sure can't knock the love scenes!!!!
6 . Not as good as the first two
Posted September 23, 2009 by Jennifer , BostonI loved Outlander and I liked Dragonfly in Amber. I had hoped this would be on par with the first book, but I didn't care for it as much as even the second. There were great moments and I really enjoyed seeing Claire and Jamie together again. BUT, you have to suspend your logic way too much, there are too many bizarre coincidences and plot twists, and it's very repetitive. I thought the main characters did things way out of character and I ended up liking them less for it. I haven't continued the series beyond this book, nor will I. I've heard too much about the later books that leads me to believe I won't enjoy those. It's worth reading for some closure, but forgettable beyond that.
July 29, 2001
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Excerpt from Voyager (The Outlander Series: #3) by Diana Gabaldon
THE CORBIES' FEAST
Many a Highland chieftain fought, Many a gallant man did fall. Death itself were dearly bought, All for Scotland's King and law.
ý"Will Ye No Come Back Again"
April 16, 1746
He was dead. However, his nose throbbed painfully, which he thought odd in the circumstances. While he placed considerable trust in the understanding and mercy of his Creator, he harbored that residue of elemental guilt that made all men fear the chance of hell. Still, all he had ever heard of hell made him think it unlikely that the torments reserved for its luckless inhabitants could be restricted to a sore nose.
On the other hand, this couldn't be heaven, on several counts. For one, he didn't deserve it. For another, it didn't look it. And for a third, he doubted that the rewards of the blessed included a broken nose, any more than those of the damned.
While he had always thought of Purgatory as a gray sort of place, the faint reddish light that hid everything around him seemed suitable. His mind was clearing a bit, and his power to reason was coming back, if slowly. Someone, he thought rather crossly, ought to see him and tell him just what the sentence was, until he should have suffered enough to be purified, and at last to enter the Kingdom of God. Whether he was expecting a demon or an angel was uncertain. He had no idea of the staffing requirements of Purgatory; it wasn't a matter the dominie had addressed in his schooldays.
While waiting, he began to take stock of whatever other torments he might be required to endure. There were numerous cuts, gashes, and bruises here and there, and he was fairly sure he'd broken the fourth finger of his right hand againýdifficult to protect it, the way it stuck out so stiff, with the joint frozen. None of that was too bad, though. What else?
Claire. The name knifed across his heart with a pain that was more racking than anything his body had ever been called on to withstand.
If he had had an actual body anymore, he was sure it would have doubled up in agony. He had known it would be like this, when he sent her back to the stone circle. Spiritual anguish could be taken as a standard condition in Purgatory, and he had expected all along that the pain of separation would be his chief punishmentýsufficient, he thought, to atone for anything he'd ever done: murder and betrayal included.