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Jul 5, 2007

Dragon Bones

This is an interesting little fantasy novel that revolves around the psychological effects of abuse; not so much what the attacker does to the victim, but what the victim does to himself. The plot is a little simplistic but the characters are interesting and well-drawn, so it was definitely an enjoyable read.

Dragons are a fantasy mainstay so it intrigues me how many different ways authors come up with to present them. In Dragon Bones the dragons (well, I should say dragon, there's only one in the story) are almost like genius loci; the defining spirit of a place rather than a big firebreathing lizard with wings. Mistreating the dragons has dire consequences for the entire realm.

Unfortunately there's not that much more to say about the novel. It's something to do if you happen to be bored, but there's no reason to add it to your reading list if you're like most people and you have more books than time.

Rating: 2.5

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