Davi by Roy C. Booth & Brian Woods
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Genre: Adult & Fantasy
Description from Goodreads: Humans and dwarfs have been at odds for generations. When human blacksmith Davi is sent to the Dwarven King to reopen the local trade routes, he finds himself more at home with his enemies than he ever did with his own kind.
Davi has the misfortune to not have friends and not be accepted in his human village. He is given a task by one of the leaders of the town he lives in to travel to the dwarves and open trade routes. Davi knows that the task he has been given is not for the benefit of the village, but to remove him from his land and from the village.
Davi travels to see the King of the Dwaves. His pureness and the quality of his work with metal gain him entrance where others would not. He proves that he is a blacksmith of great ability and makes friends among the dwarves. He is considered an outsider and not worth the notice of many of the dwarven people, but eventually finds the love and acceptance that he was not given with people of his own race.
Davi's tale is simply told. There is not a lot of embellishment. I enjoyed this factor in the book, it made following along as I was trying to learn names and customs different from the human form. I found the story lagged for me about 2/3 of the way through. It was a good story and had a great ethical message.