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Dragon Bones - Patricia Briggs - Bogormen
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Dragon Bones - Patricia Briggs
Title: Dragon Bones
Author: Patricia Briggs
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4/5
# pages: 294
Date read: August, 2009

Most everyone thinks Ward of Hurog is a simple-minded fool--and that's just fine by him. But few people know that his foolishness is (very convincingly) feigned. And that it's all that's saved him from death at the hands of his abusive father who's always seen Ward as a bitter rival for power.

When his father dies, Ward becomes the new lord of Hurog - until a nobleman declares that he is too dim-witted to rule. Ward knows he cannot play the fool any longer. To regain his kingdom, he must prove himself worthy--and quickly.

Riding into a war that's heating up on the border, Ward is sure he's on the fast track to glory. But soon his mission takes a deadly serious turn. For he has seen a pile of magical dragon bones hidden deep beneath Hurog Keep. They are Hurog's most precious, powerful treasure--and Ward is certain his enemies will kill to possess them...

A more classic fantasy novel than many I've read recently. There's magic, dragons, traitors, quests and maidens fair. Patricia Briggs is an accomplished enough writer to keep it from being predictable though, and I thoroughly enjoyed both the character descriptions and the plot - and especially the fact that she didn't shy away from difficult choices.

The ending was perhaps a bit contrived now that I stop to think about it, but I didn't have time for that while reading it, so at that time I was completely satisfied by it.

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aurillia From: aurillia Date: August 26th, 2009 12:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've been thinking about reading these. Sounds like light fun?
bogormen From: bogormen Date: August 26th, 2009 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Light fun is a good way to describe it. It's not an OMG-so-good-you-must-read-it-NOW book, but I enjoyed it :)
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