Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 86 breakdown

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Roger and Jamie spend some time together in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 86

While Outlander Book 5, Chapter 86 starts with Roger and Brianna, we get to see Jamie and Roger spend some time together. It’s time for Roger to continue finding a way to fit into the 18th century.

I wish we got to see more of Roger’s journey through the woods before this. I’d love to see how Roger’s thoughts developed, as he’s figuring what to do in the 18th century. Something that I’d have loved more of is Roger’s thoughts throughout The Fiery Cross.

This book has always been the hardest for me to get through. There’s so much about life on the Ridge, but not enough about the parts that would really interest me. I’d love for more of Roger’s time recovering after Alamance, and I’d love for more of Fergus and Marsali. I really struggle with the lull in the story.

This chapter wasn’t used in the series. We did get to see Jamie and Roger sword fighting, but we had none of the practice. And I’ll admit that I appreciated the way things worked out for the series. I’ll get to think in the adaptation section. Although, you’ll probably be able to tell why it is based on the fact that I find this book really difficult to get through.

There is some foreshadowing in the chapter, though. I’ll get to that in the foreshadowing section.

Let’s dive into The Fiery Cross Chapter 86.