Mythological creatures typically described as short in stature, but making up for a lack of height with a strong torso, muscular arms and immense work ethic. Often depicted with an aptitude for smithing, mining, construction and metalwork, they are described as clanish and prefer to live and work beneath ground.
Some well known dwarves in fantasy literature:
Bruenor Battlehammer (created by R.A. Salvatore) seeks to regain to his homeland of Mithral Hall.
Gimli son of Glóin (created by J.R.R. Tolkien) is chosen as one of the nine members of the Fellowship of the Ring.
Ore-Locks Iron-Braid (created by Barb & J.C. Hendee) seeks answers to remove the disgrace of his ancestors by finding Baalale Seatt.
Tungdil Bolofar (created by Markus Heitz) leaves his life as a blacksmith in Ionandar to embark on a journey. For questions related to this books series, use the the-dwarves tag.