Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 22 breakdown

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Jamie saves Fergus from a runaway horse in Outlander Book 2, Chapter 22

Claire and Jamie head to see some horses during Outlander Book 2, Chapter 22. What should be a restful chapter turns into a worrying one, and it’s nothing to do with the runaway horse.

As for that horse, it’s all about Fergus getting up to mischief. He is a young boy, after all. This is his chance to be a child for a bit, and his chance to show that he’s more than just a boy employed by Jamie and Claire. He’s becoming part of the family.

However, the chapter has some serious points. The first is a discussion about why Jamie chose to agree to Claire’s terms. It’s not about saving Frank for Frank’s sake but about saving him for Claire’s sake.

The ending of the chapter is the most worrying part. It leads to the foreshadowing of things to come, and it involves something that all expectant mothers worry about, even now. The hard part is knowing there’s nothing that can be done.

Some of the chapter was used for the series but not in Outlander Season 2. This is one of those cases where you know the writers had read the books, managing to bring a storyline from a later book into an earlier season.

Let’s take a look at the Dragonfly in Amber chapter to break things down.