Starvan by Sharon L Reddy
Approx. 250,090 words.
Published on June 7, 2011.
When a starvan ran from his wedding, nets came out all over human space. They translated it as "prince of investment." Even some of his own people had forgotten what it meant.
The Shadow Syndic thought they could use a starvan as bait for a trap, but his loved friend was still alive. The top man thought human space was his. There is only one true king! The dragon king!