The Princess and the Firedrake by Jim Stinson
Approx. 34,730 words.
Published on March 24, 2012.
Despite all the beauty and virtues expected of faerie tale princesses, Alix labored under a terrible curse: she was too smart, too knowledgeable, too capable. To set herself free, she had to kill the monstrous firedrake; though afterword, they became great friends…