Neil Gaiman. The Truth Is a Cave in the Black Mountains. (The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume 5.)

Originally in : Stories : All New Tales (Morrow, 2010).

From an anthology with a lot of quality writers in it, a story from Gaiman which follows a dwarf who employes a reaver to guide him to the titular caves. There’s gold in the cave, but there is a price to be paid, and both dwarf and guide have some secrets. The dwarf, the narrator of the story, is a complex character in a story which poses more questions than it answers.

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