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Title: Lonely Road
Series: Bone #11
Author: Jeff Smith
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone are now forced to work off their debt by repairing Gran’ma Ben’s Farm and working for Lucius at the Barrelhaven Tavern. While in the woods Smiley sees something move in the bushes but Lucius couldn’t find anything so Gran’ma Ben tells them to be quiet until they get to the farm. Fone Bone looks around and sees the dragon watching them meaning they’re safe. Fone Bone falls asleep. Morning has come and The Two Rat Creatures are now hiding, fearing what their punishment might be for starting a ruckuss. Lucius and Gran’ma Ben discuss the situation. After their talk, everybody goes to sleep.
Phoney Bone was almost killed by the villagers but Gran’ma Ben and Lucius rescued him, and the other Bones. Gran’ma and Lucius both know the dragon and also seem to know something about Thorne. They aren’t sure if what is going on with the rat creatures and the Bones are connected to Thorne or not, so they decide to hold off telling anybody anything. That gets my goat. I realize they think they’re protecting Thorne from something, but they seem to ignore the fact that she’s old enough to know whatever the secret is. Very little good ever comes of hiding something from somebody.
Phoney Bone. Again. He totally deserves to be eaten by rat creatures, turned into a quiche if you will. I guess people like him show us just what mercy actually means. Mercy is for those who don’t deserve it and my goodness, if anyone ever deserved judgment, it’s Phoney. So I’ve taken to looking at him as an exercise for me to show mercy in a fictitious world so when I run across the real Phoney’s in the world I’m ready to be merciful to them too (instead of putting one right between their eyes and sending them on to their final judgment)
And on that cheery note I’ll close things out and wish you a wonderful day 🙂