“And then, well” the dwarf shrugged, “it would only be natural for a young lady to hold me in a higher esteem. If I was a hero, I mean. Wouldn’t she?”
“Is this a particular lady, or a hypothetical one?”
“A hypothetical one,” Tycho said slowly. “With long black hair that shimmers red in the sunlight, and a lovely singing voice…and very muscular legs.”
(from The Bound Soul – Halcyon #3: A Quest for Revenge, by Joseph Robert Lewis)
8*/10. The full review is here.