Ian explains his war paint in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 66
Everyone prepares for battle in different ways. We get to see how Ian prepares in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 66.
He is applying his war paint as his thoughts move from person to person. At first, his thoughts are of Brianna, but then he thinks about the prostitutes in the camp and Rachel. After that, he starts talking to his Da, Ian Murray. Of course, Ian is dead, but I love that Ian turns to his dead in the way that Jamie turns to his own.
What I love the most about this chapter is learning more about Ian’s war paint. The colors and symbols mean something to him, and he explains what that all is to Jamie. It’s an important chapter for his character development, and to see the bond between uncle and nephew still strong.
I want to see this chapter used in the series, but I doubt it will. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section.
It doesn’t foreshadow that much, though. It’s more about the preparation for battle, and I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the foreshadowing section of this post.
Let’s dive into Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 66.