Premium- Outlander -What Will Happen To Roger In The American Revolution? The 'Bees' Excerpts Promise Some "Terror" For The 'Outlander' Character
Roger Mac from Outlander is well-versed in history as a once Oxford professor. But according to a new Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone (Bees) excerpt shared on June 14 by Diana Gabaldon, he's about to get a firsthand lesson in the battles of the American Revolution. Roger MacKenzie's time in the American Revolution in Bees seems like it may get a little dangerous based on this and other Daily Lines released by the Outlander series author. And it has me worrying that this 20th-century Scottish man's fate may be to die securing America's independence. Book spoilers ahead.
Gabaldon previously discussed with The Dipp the sometimes "horrific" nature of life on the Ridge for the Frasers and the MacKenzies and that people will be getting hurt in Bees. She also said during the Outlander Summer Series in 2020 that when it comes to her upcoming ninth book, "I can't say there's no tragedy in it." Although she has committed to saying that Jamie won't die in Bees (and that Claire is probably also safe-ish despite her teases), what about Bree and Roger? Like in the 18th century, life in the 20th century turned out to be rather treacherous for them (can this family ever know peace?!). But the end of the last published book, Written in My Own Heart's Blood (MOBY), had them returning to North Carolina in 1779 with their two young children... just in time for the major American Revolution battles in the South.