Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 26 breakdown

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Louise takes Claire to the countryside to recover in Outlander Book 2, Chapter 26

After being saved by Master Raymond, Louise is the one that steps in to help Claire during Outlander Book 2, Chapter 26. It’s time to break down the chapter.

This is another chapter that is relatively short, but still packs a punch. It’s clear that elements brought up in the chapter are going to come up in the future, especially when it comes to the Huguenots. This was a storyline skipped over in the TV series because it wasn’t exactly necessary for the overall story, but it’s something that connects back to Master Raymond eventually, so is interesting for the book.

It’s also a chance to see Claire recover and have a friend by her side. Something that I’ve wished for is that Claire has a friend outside the family, or even just one outside her immediate family. Claire and Jenny had the promise of a great bond forming, while I loved Louise’s introduction into the French storyline. I need more of that for Claire.

We also get a sense of Claire’s thoughts about Jamie in this chapter. It’s important for pushing things forward when he returns and when Claire learns the full truth about the events at the brothel.

As for adapting for the show, a lot of this was changed or skipped out completely. I’ll get to my thoughts on why that in that section. I don’t blame the show for changing so much of this part.

Let’s get into the breakdown of Dragonfly in Amber Chapter 26.