Brianna hears John Cinnamon's story in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 96
We stay with Brianna and the boys in Outlander Book 9, Chapter 96. It’s time for Bree to learn more about John Cinnamon.
This is a very short chapter and doesn’t really do much to push the main storyline forward. It’s really about a bit of character development for Brianna, I think. We get to see that motherly side of her grow as she hears John Cinnamon.
I also feel like we get to know John a bit better. It’s not about his story, but the way he keeps what he tells Bree about himself. He could share a few things about William, but he doesn’t. This is a man I feel like we can trust.
While William is in the chapter a little, he’s not in in much. However, we do see the type of man he has raised to be as he continues to protect Bree, despite her being older than him.
I don’t see the chapter being used in the TV series. I just don’t think we’ll see John Cinnamon’s character introduced at all. I’ll get to my thoughts on that in the adaptation section of the post.
As for foreshadowing, I think it comes down to Bree’s heart problems. She wakes to another fluttering, and it’s clear that this is going to get worse before it gets better.