Outlander Book Club: A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 87 breakdown

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Outlander Season 6 — Courtesy of Robert Wilson/STARZ

Richard Brown appears ready to take Claire to trial in Outlander Book 6, Chapter 87

We’re getting closer to where Outlander Season 6 came to an end. Richard Brown turns up in Outlander Book 6, Chapter 87, and we always knew that would mean trouble.

Brown turns up with the intention of taking Claire to trial. Of course, we know that Brown doesn’t actually want to take Claire to trial. The aim will be to kill her on the way and claim that she tried to escape or something. Brown blames Jamie for Lionel’s death and he wants revenge.

That doesn’t mean Jamie will let Claire go without a fight. He just needs some help, but will help arrive before it’s too late. One thing he knows is that this is what could cause the house fire that was written about in the broadsheet.

When the fisherfolk turn up, it’s not all that helpful. Most of them want to see Claire gone, although Hiram Crombie does attempt to soothe things. If Roger was there, things would have been much better, but it’s clear that Richard Brown has timed this perfectly.

In the end, it’s an unexpected person who helps to calm the situation. Tom Christie steps in.

This chapter was used for the TV series. There was no way around it, and I’ll get to my thoughts on it in the adaptation section.

It also foreshadows a couple of things. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the foreshadowing section of the post.

Let’s dive into A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 87.

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