This section comes shortly after the one from last week when Shannari cut the Shadowed Blood up pretty well. If you’ve read The Rose of Shanhasson, you know that Shannari has a deeply ingrained fear when she’s grabbed or threatened from behind (another reason those little touches last week were so significant). Gregar is determined to make sure she’s well able to defend herself if he’s not at her back.
First draft, edited for content to reduce spoilers to the first book in the series.
From the eager look on Dharman’s face as she faced him with a rahke, Gregar had certainly been correct. The boy looked more than happy to receive the same kind of punishment that she