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The Stolen Boy

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The boy could be a problem, Ari knew. Haraket had warned him thusly, but the serf was already here. Young Vetch would have to earn his place in the pens or return to the pig of a potter. Seeing him with Kashet, Ari did not expect Vetch would be returned. Ari knew the look in that boy’s eyes, had seen in on his own face in a mirror more than once.

 

Vetch was dragon-mad already, lost to the wildness and the beauty of the beasts. In time, Vetch may grow to love every dragon here.

 

Just as Ari already does.