Hear ye, Hear ye! King decrees dragons must pay taxes!
When the King of Thima Island hires Sybil Dragonsbane, the last thing she expects is to be collecting taxes. Sybil has misgivings, but gold is gold.
However, tax collecting isn’t as easy as it seems. When a defenseless and handsome dragon begs her for help, Sybil discovers there is more to the tax than simple gold. Now wanted and on the run together, she must protect the dragon while untangling the truth. Worst of all, she may be falling in love.
This story first appeared in the 2015 anthology ‘A Menagerie of Heroes’ as ‘The Dragon Tax.’