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The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas: 04/29/21
The Drastic Dragon of Draco, Texas by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough is the first of the Valentine Lovelace duology. It's the last one I'll be attempting. It's chock full of racist language and tropes and not much else.
Valentine Lovelace has headed west to be a penny dreadful author in San Francisco. In Draco Texas she's kidnapped by Comanches and will surely suffer a fate worth than death. Fortunately for her they're distracted by a dragon which from the cover looks like an overgrown iguana.
The Comanches each have a white person's idea of a "funny" sounding Native American name. Maybe over the course of the book they become more like people and less like caricatures but I doubt it.
If Valentine's captors weren't enough, she has a long suffering Chinese or possibly Chinese-American servant. While the woman herself is written as a competent character with some amount of agency, her given name is Wy Mi, aka "Why me." Ha ha, so funny — if you're a racist ass.