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Subject: Help with “Written in My Own Hearts Blood” and Roger
Date Posted: 7/8/2014 9:57 AM ET
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I am 41 chapters in, and I have read all the previous books but I am having trouble remembering some of the background info.  Is there a site where I can find some information?  I read “The Companion”  a few years back but I know it doesn’t go past book 3 or 4.  I don’t really want to go through the old books looking, and I am betting this is out there somewhere.

 

Right now I am trying to remember Rogers full lineage.  And who is Buck to him?  And why was Buck back (or forward) in 1980’s? Thanks. M

Date Posted: 7/8/2014 10:21 AM ET
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OK, here are some of your answers ....   WARNING .... SPOILERS AHEAD FOR SOME ....

 

 

 

 

 

Buck is the son of Gellis Duncan and Dougal MacKenzie (Gellis was pregnant in the first book - Outlander).     He is also the man responsible for Roger being hanged, because he was jealous of the attention that Roger was paying to his wife on the ship to the colonies.   Roger is descended from Buck.   (Roger wasn't flirting with his wife, he was just fascinated by her after he realized that she was his great great great grandmother.)

I can't remember exactly how Buck got to the 1980's.  That's somewhere in the past two books.

Do you have the hardback book?  Look at the lineage charts on the flyleaf.   That will help.

Also,  I recommend that you join Goodreads and find and join the Outlander group there.  It's fairly active.

 

Date Posted: 7/8/2014 10:26 AM ET
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Thanks Lynn, that helps a lot!  I have the audio so no charts!  I will look on Good reads right now too!  But Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/12/2014 1:15 AM ET
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****SPOILER***

 

 

Buck went through the stones, when he and his family were traveling back to the highlands, after failing in America.  The cart wheel had some problems near Craig na Dun (?sp)  While it was being repaired and his wife and his son Jem rested, he went for a walk and poof!  This was explained in Echo.

Date Posted: 7/14/2014 12:34 PM ET
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Thanks, I actually went back and reread most of "Echo" so I am not as confused.  And I love the Goodreads group, thanks.