Outlander Book Club: A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 30 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

The parts involving Lionel Brown are plot development. I won’t get too much into that, but it does continue in the next few chapters.

The foreshadowing I see is in Tom Christie’s part of the chapter. He notes how the reading of Tom Swift was a chance for the prisoners at Ardsmuir to think about what they would do in particular situations. I do find this important for Tom’s feelings he develops for Claire and the way he’s involved in future storylines.

This chapter helps to lead to Tom standing up for Claire when she is accused of murder. He has his moments of darkness, but he would like to be a good man.

Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter

The chapter hasn’t been used in the series. There is time for some of it to be. We haven’t been introduced to the Christies yet, so there will be time to bring that part into the series.

The bit that wasn’t really used was everything to do with Lionel Brown. Jamie did have to decide what to do with him, but Marsali took it upon herself to handle the situation instead. This was purely to keep the storyline shortened to allow the time to tell the important parts of the story. There just isn’t the time to adapt every little part into the TV series.

I liked the way it was handled. A lot of what happened in the book could be assumed for the series. It could happen off-screen. We got what couldn’t be left to the imagination, and that’s important to me.

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