An Echo In The Bone

I am a big fan of the outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

The Outlander series is a story about a woman who lived around the time of world war II in the 1940’s who while visiting Scotland finds herself suddenly and inexplicably back 200 years in time in  the Eighteenth Century.

As per wiki:

The novels are not easily classified by genre. On one level, the works are romance novels with a focus on the romantic relationship between the two main characters. However, the books break certain romance genre conventions—the heroine, for instance, is slightly older and more experienced than the hero. The books could be described as a work of historical fiction with a detailed account of eighteenth century Scottish clan life. The novels could also be considered science fiction with a plot propelled by time travel when Claire journeys from the 1940s to the eighteenth century.

So the books are truly  enjoyable. There’s a lot of history that starts in Scotland then goes to France and then moves on to North America. It talks about many wars and battles in detail. The books are really rich in history.

So you can imagine how excited I was when I picked up An echo in the bone. I couldn’t wait to buy it and start reading it and I tell you this book took me FOREVER to finish.

I don’t know what it was with this book that I didn’t like;  it was just too long with too many details . I only started getting into it after 200 pages in.  It took forever for the action to start.

But because I am a fan of the series I was patient of course since I have invested interest in the characters and the story and I  did enjoy it but not as much as I did with the other 6 books.

I even saw a woman on the train who approached me while I was reading the book and said: ” I love the series I read all six books but I am having a hard time getting into this one so I put aside and started reading something else” I told her that it did take me a while to get into it.

Also the ending I felt it was left with too many loose ends, I understand that Diana wants to write the 8th book but come on, at least tie some of those loose ends!

All in all I think loyal fans will read it because you must have read the previous six books to enjoy this one.

Currently reading:
Dead as a doornail by Charlaine Harris.
Lion Of Jordan – The Life Of King Hussein In War And Peace


2 Responses

  1. The Outlander Series? Hmmm sounds interesting. It has been aaages since I last read a fictional book but I like that these series have a historical element.

    I miss your blog posts 7aki Fadi! I hope all is well in your side of the world. Please blog more =) I especially love your wit.

  2. interesting 🙂 thanks for sharing. i forgot what it is like to read after being a mom 😛

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