Dragon bellies are full of powerful carbide that allows them to breathe fire. Dragon carbide is a valuable treasure. Rado is a young man who sails the winds in a flyer. He signs aboard a mighty dirigible called the Slayer to hunt dragons. However, he soon learns that Captain Obrey will not rest until he strips the teeth and carbide from a mighty gold dragon. First published in 2001, "The Slayers" is a fun retelling of Moby Dick in a fantasy world with dragons.
This story was first published in the August 2001 issue of Realms of Fantasy Magazine. This is a special tenth anniversary ebook edition.
David Lee Summers © 2013