Outlander Book Club: An Echo in the Bone Chapter 103 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

The chapter is all about Ian and Rachel. They’re watching the British packing up, and it turns out they’re heading to New York to reinforce it. That’s what Fergus says, anyway.

The two think about who they can trust. Randall-Isaacs is mentioned. Can they trust him? Which side is he actually on? Fergus who mentions that the Colonies are set to be split in half and that he heard that from Randall-Isaacs, but why would Fergus even consider trusting a man he didn’t really know. Fergus says he fights for the Patriots, but we know differently. I do love that we get to see how Britain tried to keep hold of some of America, though.

Ian shares that Rachel is the only constant in his life. If he could turn Quaker he would, but he understands that Rachel wouldn’t want that. She would only want it if Ian felt like he was Quaker and not to convert just for her.

Rachel doesn’t want him to do it for another reason, though. She starts by confirming that Rollo is a wolf. He’s certainly part wolf, but he is loyal to Ian. He was even loyal to Rachel while Ian was away. Well, Rachel makes it clear that Ian is a wolf, and he can’t change that. That doesn’t stop him from being loyal, and she loves Ian for who he is as a person.

I simply adore the ending to this. This is true love. Ian and Rachel accept each other for who they are. While Rachel has asked Ian not to kill before, she also knows that Ian is a wolf and she takes that in. Ian makes it clear that he will always come home to Rachel and sleep at her feet. It’s the most adorable ending of any book.