Outlander Book Club: Book 2, Chapter 34 breakdown

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Jamie receives letters from France in Outlander Book 2, Chapter 34

There’s some bad news for the Frasers in Outlander Book 2, Chapter 34. They realize they have no choice but to join Charles’s army and be a part of Culloden.

It’s a huge shock to the system, and not just that Jamie’s name is on the letter of support for the Jacobite cause. The two had believed they’d prevented Charles from getting money to come to Scotland and start the cause.

This is an important chapter in the storyline. It shouldn’t be surprising that it was used for the TV show. After all, there had to be a reason to get Jamie to join the Jacobite cause. He never wanted to join it in the first place, and he knew what it was going to lead to thanks to Claire.

Despite being an important chapter, it’s a short chapter. It comes in at less than 15 minutes, making it a quick read. It’s over before you know it, but we’re about to get into some of my favorite parts of the entire Outlander series.

While there’s a joke about the history being the reason fans started watching the show and not Jamie, the history really was my reason. It was the reason the books were recommended to me by a friend a long time ago.

It’s time to delve into the Dragonfly in Amber chapter, as we get ready for the Jacobite rebellion.