The Hawk and the Rabbit by Elizah J. Davis
Approx. 33,310 words.
Published on November 20, 2012 by
Less Than Three Press LLC.
When the Queen is struck down by a deadly curse, Leal's only chance of saving her depends on cooperating with the Dragon Master, Hawk. But Hawk, like the rest of the palace, has no love of the foreign Leal or his magic, and would much rather throw Leal in prison until he has good enough reason to execute him.