General Lee orders a retreat in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 79
One thing we know about the Battle of Monmouth is that General Lee caused a problem. We get to see what that is in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 79.
Well, we get to see a little bit of what went wrong in this chapter. We see that General Lee orders a retreat, something that Washington didn’t want to see happen. In fact, Jamie doesn’t seem to agree with the retreat, but he isn’t going to argue back.
Ian Murray catches up with his uncle in this chapter. It’s time for Jamie to learn about William in the ravine—the ravine in which Jamie’s horse goes over when there’s a gunshot. This is war, and there are plenty of casualties. Jamie even feels bad for the animal casualties, and I love that about him.
There isn’t much in the way of foreshadowing in this chapter. This is more about plot development, but I do think we see one small thing about what Jamie will do once the battle is over.
As for using this in the TV series, I suspect we’ll see it. I’ll get to that in the adaptation section.
Let’s dive into Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 79.