By Mercedes Lackey

In the second one novel in nationwide best-selling legend Mercedes Lackey's richly-conceived new Joust sequence, the dragonrider Vetch escapes to Alta, the subjugated land of his birth.  There, he hopes to educate his humans to elevate and educate dragons-and construct a military that might free up his homeland.

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So I tried another old talent, and a third one. I discovered that my oldest talents had recovered, but the ones I had used recently were still gone. So I figured it out. I'm really, really pleased. I just had to tell someone, and you're the first person I've seen since it happened. " She spread her arms and flew away without wings. The Dastard went back into place/time travel. He explored until he found the clear pool where the girl had seen her reflection and made her discovery. He went to the time just a few minutes before her arrival there.

I told them to turn in the direction of the bridge and Castle Roogna, and when we crossed the Gap they really believed, 'cause it was so wide and deep. So we got there and I wanted to see the king and queen so maybe we could get a house to live in, but my folks just wanted to find the way back to dreary Mundania. But nobody's figured out how to return yet, so while they're thinking about it, I'm on my way to see the Good Magician, to find out how I can stay here. " The Dastard considered. A whole Mundane family stranded in Xanth, and the youngest member eager to stay.

Spiders and bugs," Rhythm shouted. The water came down on their heads, soaking them. " Melody shrieked, putting all the E's into it her age allowed. Next year she would be able to manage five. " Harmony cried, pulling off her soaking brown dress. The others did the same. "We're all bare," Rhythm said, shivering. Then a light bulb flashed over her head. " she exclaimed. The carpet dropped toward the ground. She had found one of the words. Bears crunched down. Fracto pursued them, pouring more water.

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