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 coach his humans to elevate and educate dragons-and construct a military that might unlock his homeland.
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How would he convince anyone even to approach him, let alone shed a tear for him? Well, he could look. He extended his awareness, covering all of the Land of Xanth. He knew what every creature was doing, and where every plant was. Xanth was teeming with activity. Somewhere there should be someone who wouldn't be afraid of a dragon ass, who would listen to what he had to say, and who would shed a tear for him. Maybe not immediately, but in time, after getting to know him. Because despite his ludicrous limitations, he retained considerable power to please.
Slowly he raised his head and peered over the rocks. There she was, and- It was the wrong girl. " the girl exclaimed. And now Nimby was mute, per the contest rule. He had had a good long moment, longer than expected, and had spoken well. But how had he come to this mistaken connection? He extended his awareness out and back, tracing the girl's travel here, and in a moment he had it: Miss Fortune's bad luck had struck again. There was a crossing of two paths, just beyond a wide wallflower, and she had collided with another girl.
He realized that for the first time in his long existence he was feeling a tinge of human desire. She ended the kiss, and sighed. "Too bad you're really a donkey-headed dragon," she said. " Such illusion! But it was just as well that she thought of him as the monster, and not as the Demon X(A/N)TH. " He nodded, appreciating a benefit of this condition: he couldn't give his identity away. "Ah, well. " She paused, considering. "Obviously I can't go home in this state," she said realistically. "My family would never recognize me, and would be jealous if they did.