The Dragon, the Blade and the Thread, by Donald SamsonWaldorf Publications
Frustrated by the king's expectation to follow in his footsteps, Prince Corin prefers sewing to sword fighting. To make matters worse, he is annoyed that his cousin Elinor has the eagerness and talent for skills at arms which he lacks. One day, by a stroke of luck, Elinor uncovers a plot to overthrow the crown, led by the commander of the city's garrison. The Queen, on the other hand, is certain that the greater danger is an enigmatic marketplace magician, whom she suspects is a master of the black arts and the cause of their Luck Dragon's baffling illness. When their lives and the destiny of the kingdom are at stake, Corin must choose either to trust this mysterious old man or heed the warnings of his parents. He needs to call on all of the Luck Dragon's deepest teachings if he is to survive and remain true to himself.