Roger and Buck get to Cranesmuir in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 104
We head back to the 18th century and get to Cranesmuir in Outlander Book 8, Chapter 104. It’s time to see Geillis in her early days in the village.
Something that stands out to me in this chapter is the timeline. Now, I know Diana Gabaldon doesn’t keep everything in order. She doesn’t always think about the timeline. As a writer, I do find that a bit of a flaw in her writing, but it is what it is. The inconsistency or question over possibility comes up in this chapter.
When Roger and Buck were at the village, they learned that the croft burned down no more than six days before they were there. They’ve been on a bit of adventure since then, but it’s not really more than a month. Is that really enough time for Geillis to become the fiscal’s wife? I doubt it. She’s good but not that good.
But that’s just an annoyance in reading. It’s small and doesn’t take me out of the enjoyment of the book. It’s just something I think about when I get to this point again.
The chapter sets up the plot development for Buck in this chapter. I’ll get to that in the foreshadowing section.
Will it be used in the TV series? I suspect some of it will, if not all of it.
Let’s dive into Written in My Own Heart’s Blood Chapter 104.