Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 57 breakdown

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Roger says goodnight to everyone in his life in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 57

We spend a chapter with Roger and his thoughts in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 57. He spends his time thinking about the people in his life, both past and present.

It’s a calm before the storm, but it’s clear there are tensions there. Roger has helped the rest of the tenants at Fraser’s Ridge prepare for the planting. He’s also made his way around the closer homes to let people know about the call to arms.

This chapter is about him spending time with Brianna and just in his own thoughts. It’s a chance to relax, but his mind doesn’t shut off. He thinks about the people from his past, and he thinks about Brianna and Jemmy. He also thinks about Brianna’s dream journal, which leads to some darker thoughts.

This isn’t a chapter used in the series, which isn’t all that surprising. It’s focused on Roger’s thoughts, offering internal dialogue that works well for books. These internal moments don’t translate as well onto screen, and I’ll get to my thoughts on skipping this chapter in the adaptation section.

I do feel like it foreshadows some things though. I get this sense of the impending doom coming, and I’ll discuss that in the foreshadowing section.

Let’s dive into The Fiery Cross Chapter 57.