Outlander Book Club: Dragonfly in Amber Chapter 1 breakdown

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Breaking down Outlander Book 2, Dragonfly in Amber, Chapter 1

Our Outlander Book Club is back in session. We’re kicking off the week with the first chapter for the second Outlander book. Dragonfly in Amber can be a little confusing when you first read, but it soon all starts to make sense.

This is the first book to offer a story from two different views. We start with Roger Wakefield’s point of view, as he meets Claire and Brianna. Somehow, Claire is in the present day and has a grownup daughter.

Mixed into the chapter is a little of Claire’s point of view. While Roger’s is told in the third person but is from his perspective, Claire’s sections remain in the first person and are italicized to make it clear that we’re switching to a different perspective within the same chapter.

It’s certainly an interesting way of doing things. It also tells us that Culloden happened and there’s a chance Jamie died in battle. Claire needs her answers, but she’s waited two decades to get them.

Like the first book, Dragonfly in Amber is split into seven parts. This chapter on Audible comes in at a little more than 40 minutes, which is about the normal length for a chapter in the series. There are a couple more than an hour in length, but none that meet the two or three hours of two particular chapters in the first book!

Let’s delve into the breakdown of Dragonfly in Amber Chapter 1. Like before, there’s a look just at the chapter, a look at any foreshadowing, and a look at connections to the TV series.