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US Cover Proof for ECHO!

Well, the art department chose a different background color than the one I’d suggested–but they did a wonderful job with the caltrop! And over all, I think it’s quite striking, and in keeping with the rest of the series.


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  1. I think it’s a great cover. Strong and mysterious, it looks like a promise of something good and special.
    Love it.

    Counting the days and eating my nails till I open that book, smell it’s pages and start to unfold the future of my beloved couple.

    Thanks for sharing.
    And thanks for creating this walking nightmare utopia called “Jamie” (no man is good enough…after reading your books)

  2. Diana, just a question I’ve been dying to ask. Will we find out how Jamie knows that Amanda is a ‘fiesty, wee baggage’ in ‘Echo’? ;)

    Btw, I’ve turned my cousin in Cali on to your books. I did not wait for her to get it, I sent it to her. She’s hooked now.

  3. Oh, and the friend I’ve turned on to your books begs that you not leave the last book with Jamie and Claire dying. :)

    Niether do I!

  4. Dear Echo–

    I have no idea, but I hope so.

  5. Dear Jess–

    Oh, I’d suggested a deep wine color–a dark pinkish red. I think they were right to go with the black, though; it’s _very_ striking!

  6. Love it.

    You know, I’m expecting in September and it would be wonderful to be able to read the book while recovering from my scheduled c-section. (Blood and Ashes saved my sanity with my first born a couple years ago.) Can’t wait for it to come out!

  7. Thank you, Thank you. What wonderful news that there will be another book after ECHO! I wish you could see my smile right now. Mary Ann

  8. If I remember correctly , Diana, the colour you chose for the cover was a midnight blue …that’s my choice too. I think the publishers black cover is striking and certainly solemn. However, black tends to focus the viewers imagination rather narrowly whereas a midnight blue can guide an imagination into infinitely more possibilities.
    But, heck … you like it ok, it works for you ok, it ain’t broke. And if it ain’t broke don’t fix it(at this stage)!

  9. The cover is beautiful Mrs. Gabaldon, but I must admitt I did think chicken’s foot when I first saw it. What is a “caltrop”?

  10. The color is so beautifully striking and the design is magnificent! I have read Outlander probably near a hundred times and have just recently purchesed all 6 books :)all of the covers have been gorgous and colorful and have had really neat designs! AND i will be going to MI this May to get Outlander signed by none other than Diana herself!!! :)

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