Book Review of Dragon Bones (Hurog, Bk 1)

Dragon Bones (Hurog, Bk 1)
Dragon Bones (Hurog, Bk 1)
Author: Patricia Briggs
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1

I found the description at Amazon to be very misleading. Hence my mini-review:

Ward (Wardwick), Our Hero, barely survived the childhood beatings from his vicious, sadistic father, and was left by the beatings with some slowness in speech. That father has now died from a fall off his vicious warhorse and the castle retainers mean to kill the horse. Ward starts off by saving the horse and making it his principal mount, then begins to try to figure out how to adapt to being the Hurogmeten, the heir of the province, and survive the next two years until he can govern on his own. The king of the Five Kingdoms wants him out of the way, Wards uncle may go along with it, and everyone, including the people of Hurog, think because he speaks slowly that hes stupid. He discovers that there are dragon bones in the caves under the castle, and hes just met the castle ghost, whos also a wizard. Things just keep getting interesting.