In The Kingdom Of Dragons: Rose And Thorne by D. L. Burnett
Approx. 111,950 words.
Published on August 9, 2012.
Dragons have few laws. The most important of these forbids harming any rare creature with Dragon-Fating. Those with this Power will change the course of Dragon destiny. Slaying one means disaster. So a cautious Dragon avoids them altogether. But a heedless Dragon cannot resist a small taste.
Breaking this law condemns the ancient black Dragon, Gaspotine the Dark, to death.