Outlander Book Club: Voyager Chapter 2 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

Voyager Chapter 2 picks up off the back of the Dragonfly in Amber final chapter. Claire has just learned that Jamie survived Culloden, but she doesn’t want to believe that.

She’s sure that Jamie would have died. If he didn’t die in the battle, he would have died of his injuries. Or he would have died of starvation. Something that Claire remembers is that everyone was suffering from starvation after months of little food. Even though Jamie hadn’t been with the main army, he would have been weaker than normal, and there was a famine after Culloden.

Let’s not pretend that there wouldn’t have been patrols around the area, too. There’s no way people would have hidden for too long from the British Army.

However, Roger has evidence to support his theory. One of Lord Lovat’s officers escaped. That officer wasn’t shot at the barn like the rest of the men. Others who weren’t shot were all named. All except for Jamie, who had been on the list of Lovat’s officers. It seems too much of a coincidence for it not to be Claire’s Jamie.

Brianna finally believes Claire’s story. She has hope that her father survived, but Claire still points out that Jamie is dead. It’s been 200 years. It’s a harsh comment to say, but Claire reacts defensively. She’s not searched for Jamie, presuming him to have died at Culloden all this time. Maybe there’s a little guilt in there.

In the end, Claire agrees that there’s a chance Jamie survived. When Roger asks if she wants him to look into the details to possibly find him, she does.