Dragon Bones (Hurog #1)
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Iron Kisseda magical tale.
Riding into a war that's heating up on the border, Ward, the new lord of Herzog, is sure he's on the fast track to glory. But soon his mission takes a deadly turn. For he has seen a pile of magical dragon bones hidden deep beneath Hurog Keep. The bones could prove to be danger...more
What an awesome book. Really. I just couldn't put it down. I loved the writing even though it was switching from first person to third person, but i loved everything about it. Especially the characters, they were brilliant, fantastic and believable. I loved the story, i loved the setting and i loved everything about it.
P.s. the image/cover is Danish, but it's awesome ♥
I am at loss for words at how epic this book is.
The story was quite interesting and to me it was even dar ...more
Audio book: Joe Manganiello is a fine reader, though nothing special. He neither adds nor detracts from the story at all.
This is my first novel by Patricia Briggs. The name was familiar to me, but I wouldn't have been able to have named you any books or series by her.
I couldn't tell you if this is her usual style of book, but if it is, I'll definitely be interested in reading more. This doesn't seem to be as popular as some of her other ser ...more
I listened to the ...more
Once upon a time, there were dragons.
Once upon a time, the men who made alliances with them became the Hurogmeten, the guardians of dragons.
Once upon a time, the lands of the Hurog were fertile, the people content, the world full of magic.
Once upon a time, there were dragons.
But that was long ago. Now, Ward, the son of the Hurog, lives in a decrepit castle where the lands themselves seem to be dying from the slow corruption of magic. The dragons may be gone, but Ward is quit ...more
However, it was definitely a 'romance' is the old sense of the term!
Ward, a young heir to a remote fiefdom, had pretended to be brain-damaged in order to avoid his vicious father's jealous beatings. But when the old man passes away, he discovers his ruse, although it may have saved his life, h ...more
3 1/2 stars - Liked it and definitely want to read the next book!
Full Review: http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2016/0...
Ward has only ever wanted to be the Lord of Hurog, he has protected himself and his siblings from the current Lord, his own father, with a shield of his own feigned stupidity and brute strength. However, his father has died and the very thing that has protected him, his pretend idiocy, has caused the Lordship of Hurog to pass to another. To protect himself and his sister and to get Hurog back Ward must prove that he is no idiot, and he sets out on a quest to regain his birthright.
Patricia Brig ...more
(view spoiler)[ I read the synopsis and the "hook" is that Ward has to begin acting the idiot again and has to deal with the king wanting to put him away. It doesn't fire my imagination as it's sort of a rehash/continuation of the plot here. ...more
A fiction book named dRaGoN bOnEs by Patricia Briggs. The book is about a main character named Ward who becomes king after his father dies and has to find dragon bones to put them in a pile so a dragon can come back to life, to save his new kingdom called Hurog. Also the book shows to never give up at what you are doing or the goal you have set for yourself.
Prime Chapters and Structural Quirks:
The structure of the book is about Ward and his adventures. How it shows that is when Ward goe ...more
I gave this book three stars because, even though Briggs is better in writing this than the paranormal genre, she is still treating it like paranormal and putting it in the paranormal box, while it is very clear that it doesn't belong there. It is ve ...more
When Ward's father dies, the young man inherits the castle, the cursed and dying fields outside, ...more
I did enjoy the characters and found most of them intriguing. I'll still read the next and hope f ...more
The most important chap ...more
Ward is a funny character with a great sense of humor and a beautiful heart.
He speaks slowly and because of that people came to the conclusion that he was slow, when in actuality, he is a VERY intelligent individual. Ward also has an uncommon bond with the land he's grown up on and can find anyone anywhere on that land. 2 big event start off this book, 1st Ward's extremely abusive father dies ...more
Ward, a nineteen year old idiot, is the main character. But he's not an idiot, he's just been playing one because his father is a murderer and has it out for him. He has a deaf sister whose growth into adulthood has brought some troubles and a suicidal brother who is missing, presumed dead, by all but Ward.
The cast of characters is large and they are all individualized. You don't mistake one fo ...more
Excellent book, great story with a troubled hero who's spent so long pretending he doesn't know who he is. Good story telling and emotions that had me crying while driving t ...more
Briggs owns horses, hence there are some realistic (as if I would know) horsey details in the book.
But even with this, I laughed so much? It was a lot of fun, interspersed with horrified "wait, that character arc just did WHAT?". (It ends on fun, in case you worried.)
Even in her early works, you can see what sets this author up from the rest. I highly enjoyed this book and I wish there were more than two books in this series. The second one is very dark and deals with some serious issues.
I remember years ago I read Moon Called, since Indonesian publisher kindly to published that book. Why I said "kindly"? Because they decide to just publish 1 title and abandon others. Very typical *rolling eyes*. It been years, so I can't decide if I like Briggs voice or not. Beside Moon Called translated version is a mess, with so many typos and miss translation. I did remember that I quite enjoy the story but not interested enough to continue the rest, so I'm not into this "Mercy Thom ...more
Patricia Briggs was born in Butte, Montana to a children’s librarian who passed on to her kids a love of reading and books. Patricia grew up reading fairy tales and books about horses, and later developed an interest in folklore and history. When she decided to write a book of her own, a fantasy book seemed a na ...more