|“||I reckon whoever got to stick his twig in the fire last night should be the one to face the cold this morning, eh, lads?||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Up on a ridge, Dogman and crew observe Bethod’s base of operation—the massive fortress of Dunbrec. Needing someone to take a closer look, Black Dow suggests whoever got some last night really should go. After a fair bit of teasing about the method of intimacy of Union ladies, it’s Dogman who will go.
Creeping through the trees, an arrow nocked, Dogman nearly stumbles when a figure in the trees calls his name. The man is Caul Shivers, son of Rattleneck; not the dead one, and he isn’t as young as everyone thinks he should be, they’re just old.1 Shivers and his carls don’t like Bethod much, nor his witch, his allies from beyond the Crinna, his champion The Feared, and worst of all, his alliance with the Shanka.
Dogman decides to bring him back to camp, to let Threetrees decide. Although intimidated a bit by the named men around him, Shivers argues passionately that Bethod is no good. Threetrees’ crew just got a whole lot bigger.
|Caul Shivers||The Dogman||Rattleneck|
|Tul Duru Thunderhead||Fenris the Feared|
Locations and Terms Edit
|Angland||The Union||The North||First Northern War||Shanka|
- And so we meet Caul Shivers. He appears in all the subsequent books, and arguably goes on the biggest inner journey of all the characters in the series.