William learns more about Jane and Fanny in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 58
We get to know more about Jane and Fanny in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 58. This chapter also brings us more of William’s character, and it’s an important side to him.
It’s easy to only look at the bad sides of William. I do think he gets a raw deal with the Outlander fans. This is a boy who has been spoilt in his initial upbringing. Lord John Grey didn’t spoil him as much, but they were still people of money. William also knew who he was.
That all changes when he learns that Jamie is his biological father. Yet, in this chapter, he has two women who are unapologetically who they are. They know they don’t come from money, but Jane seems somewhat comfortable with what life has brought her. She just wants to act to protect her sister.
The chapter certainly brings some foreshadowing and plot development. I’ll get to that in the foreshadowing section of the post.
As for the adaptation, I’m in two minds about whether we’ll see it. If Fanny is to be introduced, we need it. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.
Let’s dive into Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 58.