Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 29 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

A lot of the focus is on things that have happened in the past. However, there is a little element of foreshadowing within this Dragonfly in Amber chapter.

One part that stands out is when Jamie tells Claire not to sleep with any other man but him. She promises him that she never will, but we know that it’s a promise she can’t keep. There’s plenty of reason to believe Claire and Frank slept with each other, even if just in the earlier days of their marriage. There’s also a surprise relationship in a later book when Claire believes that Jamie is dead.

There’s also the element of foreshadowing that Frank is not the direct ancestor of Black Jack Randall. We know that Frank is still going to be born because of the two rings. It all leads to the knowledge that there’s another Randall who leads to Frank. There’s still more to come when it comes to Mary Hawkins.

Adapting the Dragonfly in Amber chapter

This chapter wasn’t used all that much in the TV series. The only real element used was that we saw Black Jack Randall’s injury in the duel as Claire collapsed. There’s also the mention of returning home, but that’s it. The entire conversation about King Louis doesn’t happen.

In a way, I do prefer keeping the conversation out. Jamie seems to overlook that if it wasn’t for Claire, he would still be in the Bastille. That was a sacrifice Claire made, and not that long after suffering a miscarriage. Claire gave up a lot, and Jamie should have understood that considering what he did at Wentworth Prison.

The show changed things by having Claire and Jamie visit Faith’s grave. Jamie left one of the Disciples Christening spoons. I loved this goodbye they gave Faith, saying goodbye to France.

From what I remember, this was taken partially from a future book chapter. Claire and Jamie find themselves back in France and she pays a visit to that grave 20 years later. It’s a needed goodbye at this point in the books, but I’m really glad it was pulled forward in the TV series.

Next. Read the All Souls trilogy to get through Droughtlander. dark

What did you get while reading Outlander Book 2, Chapter 29? Did you spot foreshadowing that I missed? Let me know in the comments below.

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