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 teach dragons-and construct a military that might unlock his homeland.
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S VI. ” “He was so handsome,” whispered Amelia Thwaite to the farmer’s daughter standing beside her, whose attention was absorbed in studying the pattern of the clocks on Amelia’s stockings. “I let him kiss me once, before he went to Oxford. He asked me not to fall in love with anyone else while he was away, and I wouldn’t promise, and he must have been so angry because when I saw him again this summer, he would barely speak to me. And I’m just sick with guilt. ” “There’s something behind it,” whispered Farmer Thwaite to the farmer standing beside him, who had been up the night before with a sick ewe and was trying, with some success, not to fall asleep.
Nanny had said so, and in this at least she was willing to concede that Nanny might be right. The security of never again having to teach irregular verbs. Genevieve pushed the holly leaves farther to one side. Miss Gray turned her head, with yards of tulle ﬂoating behind it. She looked directly at Genevieve, as though she could see through the holly leaves, and—she winked. I must have imagined it, thought Genevieve a moment later. Miss Gray was smiling placidly at Amelia Thwaite, Miss Emily Gray s 41 who looked like she had stepped out of a French fashion magazine.
And we are an ancient nation, you know. The oldest in the world, perhaps. ” The woman had bright, jade-colored eyes and a pleasant, luring smile. ” Zephyr allowed his eyes to gaze off to the north, looking at the broken, rain-ripped country. “He found a ﬂying dragon, it is said. The bones and scales were intact, as was her heart and spleen. And behind her spleen were eggs. At least two eggs, it is said. Some accounts mention as many as six, but only two of her offspring were viable. After three weeks of sitting above the ground, in the warming sun—and I should add, because the emperor was a very good man—the eggs ﬁnally hatched.
Alta (The Dragon Jousters, Book 2) by Mercedes Lackey