Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 4 breakdown

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Foreshadowing the Outlander chapter

There is certainly plenty of foreshadowing within this chapter.

When it comes to Roger’s parts of the chapter, we get a lot of connections to the first book, but we also start to piece some of the bits together from when Claire came back through the stones. It’s clear that this is going to come up in the future, and not just the little that we get in Dragonfly in Amber Chapter 5.

There is a lot about Black Jack Randall and Jamie Fraser that stands out. Frank has asked for Reverend Wakefield to do something, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense. This is foreshadowing something big, leading to Claire’s chance to tell Brianna the truth about who her father is.

Of course, the talk of Culloden is foreshadowing the events that are still to come in the book. The last we left Claire and Jamie, they were in France and figuring out what to do next. The plan was to join the Jacobites.

I do have to chuckle at Roger assuming Claire is looking for the phone records of James Fraser. Clearly, this is Geillis. There’s still something about this to come.

When it comes to Claire’s POV, we get this mention of a promise she made to Frank. There’s much more to this story still to come.

Claire also mentions secrets that she’s keeping from Brianna. It isn’t going to be long now before Brianna learns the truth.

The end of the chapter involves a dream. It seems like a passionate one, with a voice in Claire’s head telling her “you’re mine.” I do wonder if this is foreshadowing that Jamie sort of travels in his dreams. There’s more of this to come.