Tortall and Other Lands
Tonya, a beginning student of magic, is intrigued by a strange peddler whose goods seem to change to meet the needs of the buyer. But she is even more intrigued when the peddler shows no fear of the dragon that is burning surrounding villages. Against the advice of the village mage, the peddler simply grows a piece of twine into a net to capture the dragon, which, it turns out is simply lost and afraid. Just a bit of plain magic, says she..