Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 36 breakdown

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Roger makes it to Inverness in the 1760s in Outlander Book 4, Chapter 36

As Brianna sets sail for the colonies, we catch up with Roger in Inverness in the 18th century. Now he needs to catch up with Brianna, but it’s not going to be easy in Outlander Book 4, Chapter 36.

Roger makes it to Inverness. As a port city, he knows that there will likely be boats that will take him to the colonies. Now he needs to figure out the best way there, but he also wants to make sure Brianna has gone that way.

I love how Roger takes time to think in this chapter. It’s an important part of his character that always comes up. Even in later books, this part of his character remains.

Some of this chapter was used for the show, but not a lot of it. We didn’t get a lot of Roger’s thoughts, because there was never going to be a way to vocalize them. Instead, the focus was simply on getting a ship out to the colonies, and there was only one person who had a ship going that way.

There is a little foreshadowing in the chapter. Some of this foreshadowing doesn’t completely connect to Roger, but it does affect him in some sort of way.

It’s a relatively short chapter, at around the 20-minute mark. Despite its shortness, it’s detailed and perfect for Roger’s character development.

Let’s dive into Drums of Autumn Chapter 36.