Book 7 in the SF/F series Children of The Dragon by T. M. Moore
The year is 2361. Megan Thereau is a journalist who is invited to Nagrasanti to cover an important debate, only to discover that the peaceful community is threatened from within as well as without. The dragon's blood is calling for its due on the eve of their emergence from isolation and exile, while an adept of an ancient evil tries to invade and destroy the peace they have built. Megan learns that she possesses a great gift, but her greatest gift is in her compassion for others, and her search for true love ends not with a human but with a Xosan.
"Gandalf, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore."