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Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs

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This near the river the tunnel was mushroom shaped, with walks on either side of a deep narrow ditch that ran sluggishly with sewer water. The walkways were meant for dwarfs, not hulking brutes who towered over most grown men. With a sigh, I dropped to my hands and knees and began crawling through the foul smelling muck.

Can you tell the narrator is a hulking brute? He’s actually a teenage boy who has spent the last several years of his life pretending to be an idiot to keep his abusive father from killing him. The paths really were made by and for dwarfs. And he’s about to find.. dun, dun, dun… dragon bones. I trust it being early in the first chapter this doesn’t count as a spoiler.

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