Outlander Book Club: An Echo in the Bone Chapter 34 breakdown

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Foreshadowing in the Outlander chapter

There is certainly some foreshadowing in this chapter, and it starts with Rob Cameron. Part of his notes includes a comment about Loch Errochty. Later in the book, Rob takes Jemmy to Loch Errochty and the tunnels, and it all connects to Jem’s ability to remain calm the way that his mother does.

It’s clear that Rob is going to be a problem. There’s no way that he would be mentioned so much if he wasn’t.

Then there’s the bit about time travel. Bree is scared to travel again, and I think this foreshadows that she will only ever be able to travel through time once more. This comes up in Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. There’s also foreshadowing of Roger going through the stones as he references the points in the Highlands that could have travel portals.

Adapting An Echo in the Bone chapter

I would love to see at least some of this chapter developed in Outlander Season 7. It seems clear that Rob Cameron is going to be part of the story, but just how much will he pop up? I want to see his scribbled notes, and I want to see that connection to Jemmy and the tunnels.

For the whole of Bree and Roger’s story in the 20th century to have some weight, we need to see this part of the story. We need to see them getting used to the time again, and then we need to see how and why they decide to go back to the past at the end of book eight (which would likely be Outlander Season 8 if it happens).

I just can’t see any point in keeping Bree and Roger in their own time if they don’t include any of this in the story.

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