Outlander Book Club: A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 103 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

There isn’t that much foreshadowing for the story. This is all plot development to get Roger and Jamie to Brianna. That’s really it.

I guess the foreshadowing in this particular story is that Bonnet wouldn’t sail to England with Bree. Roger knows that Bonnet has another plan, and we late find out that he is into trafficking women. Sure enough, that’s more profitable than sailing to England.

The actual foreshadowing is in Ian. We can see this side to him that he’s learned from the Mohawk, but it’s also clear that the Highlanders would act like this too. Ian is finding a balance between who he was and who he has become so that he can turn into the man that he wants to be. I do see some of that in this chapter.

Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter

This chapter wasn’t used in the TV series. Forbes was used in a very different way. He sees that Bonnet is a way to get his hands on some money, including Jocasta’s plantation and some of her wealth. I loved the way the TV show handled this entire storyline because we got to see a devious side to Forbes.

I’ll admit that in the book, Forbes was more of this annoying antagonist. I never really felt that he was a threat to anyone. In the show, there was more of a threat. He was willing to play a long game until it all came crashing down on him. Then he showed his true colors.

I also didn’t overly mind missing the opportunity to see Ian cut Forbes’s ear off. I like that it was combined with Ulysses’s story instead, and we have had more time to see Ian’s story and some of his violent ways play out.

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