Vici by Naomi Novik
Vici is a short story introducing us to the world of Naomi Novik’s Termeraire series. It is considered Book 0.5 of the series. If you are interested in reading this series, start here and you will get a perfect little glimpse of what you’re getting into.
You can find this story by going to at Fantasy Magazine. It was originally published in the anthology titled The Dragon Book: Magical Tales from the Masters of Modern Fantasy edited by Jack Dann.