ECHO's official page count
Well, there are actually two answers--depending on whether you want to count the Roman-numeral pages that are considered "front matter"--these include the Dedication, Acks, Table of Contents, and the Prologue, though, as well as the copyright page.I realize that this answer will probably disappoint a good many of you who were hoping for a longer book, but in all honesty, Diana has been saying for a long time that this book would be shorter than the more recent ones. So we can't say we weren't warned.
If you _do_ count these in the total, it's 848 pages; without them, Arabic-numbered pages only--that's 828. ....(I did _say_ it would be shorter than either FIERY CROSS or ABOSA, did I not?) I think it's probably just a bit longer than VOYAGER, but close to that size, in terms of word-count.
And by knowing the exact number of pages ahead of time, maybe some of you can keep from flipping to the end to check the page-count and inadvertently spoiling the ending for yourselves.