Outlander Book Club: An Echo in the Bone Chapter 10 breakdown

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We get to see more of William’s personality in Outlander Book 7, Chapter 10

We head back to William’s story in Outlander Book 7, Chapter 10. While it seems like very little happens, this is an important chapter to get to know William more.

As I re-read some of these chapters, I continue to question why everyone views him as a spoiled brat. When he was young, sure. That was his upbringing and as he understood the way of the world. Now that he’s an adult, we get to see how he’s family-orientated and modest. He doesn’t use his family connections to get what he wants or to even gain some sort of attention from those above him.

At the same time, we see that sometimes he does want attention. He wants to feel like he fits in with others around him, with his peers. That’s only natural for anyone.

While some of these elements to his personality are like Jamie, there are also parts of him that are likely from his mother’s side. It’s his need for revenge against the Americans. Oh how he’s going to rethink everything in the future, and I think this is where some of the foreshadowing is in this chapter.

I do wonder if we’ll see some of the chapter adapted for the series. There are elements of it that we’ll need when it comes to William’s personality and character. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.

Let’s dive into An Echo in the Bone Chapter 10.