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An Echo in the Bone
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Author Diana Gabaldon
Publication date September 22, 2009
Published by Delacorte Press
Chapter Guide
Publication Order
Preceded by
A Breath of Snow and Ashes
Followed by
Written in My Own Heart's Blood

An Echo in the Bone is the seventh novel in the Outlander Series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The adventures of Claire and Jamie Fraser continue in America during the Revolution, joined variously by their nephew Ian Murray, longtime friend Lord John Grey, and Jamie's illegitimate son, William Ransom. The plot also follows Jamie and Claire's daughter Brianna and her husband Roger MacKenzie, who have returned to the 20th century with their two children, Jem and Mandy.

Plot SummaryEdit


  • At the start of the novel in January 1777, Claire is about 60 years old, and Jamie about four months shy of 56. By the end of the novel in June 1778, Claire is 61½ and Jamie is 57.
  • In October 1980, Brianna is a few months shy of her 32nd birthday, while Roger is about 40. Mandy is 2½, and Jem is 8½.

Book CoversEdit

An Echo in the Bone


  • Point of view guide – A chapter-by-chapter breakdown of character points of view. Includes dates for chapters when noted.

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