Outlander Book Club: A Breath of Snow and Ashes Chapter 106 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

The foreshadowing here is certainly in the stones. It’s clear that these stones are going to be important for everyone. I love that Roger backs away at this point. He doesn’t want to accidentally travel, but there are going to be times when he runs through the stones to get to a different time period.

The slave ship is also important. We know Bonnet has slaves. He is planning on selling them. After all, this is a man who follows money and nothing else. However, there is something important about Brianna, too.

Adapting A Breath of Snow and Ashes chapter

The only part of this chapter used in the Outlander TV series was Roger finding stones. They’re not the stones on Ocracoke island, though. Instead, he finds stones on his way to New York with the Mohawk when he’s sold into slavery. It’s these stones that are used in the TV story as the ones Donner came through, I think we’re led to believe.

The stones do come up again. We see Roger and Bree head to them with Jemmy in Season 5 when they decide they will go to their own time. I’m sure we’re going to see those stones again in Season 7.

The rest of the chapter wasn’t needed all that much. It was extra content just to get to Brianna. The focus was better on Brianna and how she was able to survive and keep herself safe while we see everyone else find her on the beach where Bonnet is taking Bree to be sold. I don’t need to see the entire rescue play out.

Seeing characters just walking across an island can be boring. If you don’t believe me because it’s in the book, just look at how people thought Claire walking through the forest in Season 3 was boring. That wasn’t just because it was in the book (although some people do want to believe that). It’s because it’s very hard to make that part of a story look intense for a TV series.

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