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Alta (2004)

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Alta is the second book in the Dragon Jousters series, the sequel to Joust.

For the first time ever, national best-selling legend Mercedes Lackey draws from her extensive knowlege of animals- and her professional background as an avian expert to create something truly special. The most exciting, authentic and believable portrayal of dragons ever imagined. It is a richly conceived, fully realized vision, inspired by the culture of ancient Egypt, the legends of Atlantis and the science of animal behavior and biology. This is how dragons would live, breed, hatch, hunt, and bond.The first book in this thrilling new series introduces readers to a young slave who dreams of becoming a Jouster – one of the few warriors who can actually ride a flying dragon. And so, in secret, he begins to raise his own dragon. In Alta, the dragonrider Vetch escapes to Alta, the subjugated land of his birth. There, he hopes to teach his people to raise and train dragons—and build an army that will liberate his homeland.