Diana Gabaldon shared a short snippet for her ninth novel over the weekend. The Bees Daily Lines focused on Young Ian and his wife, Rachel.
It should need to be said, but there are spoilers in this post if you haven’t read all the books yet!
Young Ian plays an important role in the Colonies storyline of the “Outlander” series. In “Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone,” he continues to build on his relationship with Rachel. The Daily Lines from Diana Gabaldon focused on the young couple. While it was only short, the snippet certainly included some interesting information.
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The last fans read of Ian and Rachel, they’d just had a son together. That son has been left unnamed, but it looks like the baby’s name may have been revealed in the snippet. Rachel mentions “Oggy,” who is sleeping in the same room as the couple by the sounds of things. Just what is Oggy short for? We don’t know much about Rachel’s family or life before Ian, except that she is a Quaker and was kicked out of her meeting because she chose to support her brother in joining the Patriots’ cause.
This snippet is from Rachel’s point-of-view, which means “Bees” is likely going to have much more from her. She’s certainly grown in the hearts of readers, especially with her personality that is extremely similar to Claire’s. This is a woman you don’t want to cross and will always fight for her own equality.
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There is another important part from the snippet. Rachel clearly worries that Ian is thinking of someone else, presumably Emily. Why would she be worried when it looked like he had left that part of his life behind him? Does she have a reason to worry?
Did you catch the snippet this weekend? What do you think the name “Oggy” means? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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