|“||I’m no dog.||”|
Chapter Summary Edit
Calder, the notorious coward, charmer, schemer and youngest son of the former King Bethod of Northmen, is a prisoner. He lives in some luxury with his beloved pregnant wife Seff, but a prison all the same, having been exile by Black Dow.1 Calder contradicted the new King of the Northmen, by a proposing peace with The Union, in one of his frequent schemes to depose Black Dow, and claiming his father’s chain for himself.
Suddenly, there’s a thumping at the door; it’s Caul Shivers,2 a horribly scarred one-eyed Northman and Black Dow’s enforcer. Shivers announces that Black Dow wants him. As Shivers leads him away, Calder starts working on him saying that Dow doesn’t give him the respect he deserves. However, Shivers with a face as cold as death just says in his broken whisper, “Dow wants you.”
|Caul Shivers||Black Dow|
Locations and Terms Edit
|The North||Carleon||Battle of the Heroes||The Union|
- Calder is introduced here with a sweet scene with his beloved wife, to foreshadow a far more sympathetic portrayal of him than in the original trilogy. Personally, I still can't forgive him for Forley.
- After Shivers face-heel turn in Best Served Cold, he's now firmly on the villainous side during this book.