Outlander Book Club: Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 26 breakdown

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Just the Outlander chapter

The chapter starts at Craigh na Dun. We see Roger and Buck as they get ready to go through the stones. Roger gives Buck an out, but Buck isn’t going to take it. He’ll take on the danger.

Then we head to the hydroelectrical tunnel, which is where Jem is. He is trying to figure a way out, but then he suddenly feels an electrical sensation, and he thinks of Luke Skywalker. He also fears that he might be dead, so says a prayer Jamie taught him.

When he realizes that he’s not dead, he thinks about the feeling he once had with Roger. It was when they went through the stones. Jem doesn’t feel like he’s in another time, suggesting that he is close to a way to go through time but he’s still in the modern day. We know there is a portal somewhere as Bree has felt the same thing in the past.

All Jem can do is work his way through the tunnel and hope the other door is unlocked.

Back at Lallybroch, Bree needs to deal with Rob Cameron. It’s clear that he wants to rape her, but he is more talk than action. Bree is able to use this to her advantage and manages to overpower him and beat him, where he threatens to tell the police they were playing a sex game that went wrong. She manages to get him into the priest’s hole.

Rob notes that he doesn’t have food or water, and Jem doesn’t either. Bree realizes that Jem is still in the present day and Roger’s trip through the stones is unnecessary.

Bree wakes up Mandy, who says that she can feel Jemmy. She will go with Bree to find her brother, but she needs her Halloween mask. I just love the simplicity of needing the mask and getting the sense that it means something.