Outlander Book Club: Drums of Autumn Chapter 46 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

We start with Roger in the forest, as he thinks about how his horse was stolen. Fortunately, the items he needs are on his person, and now he’s found a stream to drink from. He isn’t worried too much about the stolen horse, and more focused on the fact that he’s close to Brianna.

He’s worried about how Bree may think that he’s left her behind. It’s taken him a while to get to her. However, he’s even more worried when Jamie and Young Ian turn up. They were the ones to take the horse.

Roger knows immediately that he’s facing Jamie Fraser, and he starts to worry about what Brianna has told Jamie about their time together in Wilmington. However, he tries to stand confident and tall, and I don’t blame him here. He wants to prove that he’s worthy of Brianna when up against an 18th century Highlander.

It’s the wrong words. Now if Roger had realized what Jamie thought, things would have been different. Roger would have known not to say anything about being there for his wife. He wouldn’t have come across as threatening against Brianna’s life. However, at no point does Roger explain that he is Roger.

It’s not like Jamie and Young Ian give him a chance to do that either. Instead, a fight starts and Jamie immediately has the upper hand. We finish the chapter with Roger’s thoughts about dying before he’s even born.