Outlander Book Club: The Fiery Cross Chapter 87 breakdown

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Roger returns home and thinks about the sword training with Jamie in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 87

During the previous chapter, Roger asked for help fighting with swords. We get to see what happened during that time in Outlander Book 5, Chapter 87.

At first, it looks like the book is going to skip over Roger’s training. We start this chapter with Roger getting back home to Brianna. However, we get memories of the sword training, giving us a look at how Roger and Jamie are bonding.

I do wish that this happened in real-time instead of through a memory. However, at least we got to see it. And it was nice to have Brianna’s presence for a little bit, especially with her choosing to draw while Roger’s memories went off to the training.

The chapter wasn’t used in the series. Not exactly, anyway. Outlander Season 5 did manage to include Jamie and Roger sword fighting but it wasn’t under the same circumstances. I actually really enjoyed the way the show adapted this section of The Fiery Cross, and I’ll get to why when we get to the adaptation section.

As for foreshadowing, I don’t really see all that much in this chapter. There is one tiny bit that stands out for me.

Let’s dive into The Fiery Cross Chapter 87.