Tawny Man Trilogy
Icefyre is a large, black male Dragon (drake). Thinking that he was the last dragon in the world, he decided to sleep forever in the ice of Aslevjal. Prince Dutiful was challenged to remove the surrounding ice and bring Icefyre's head to the hearth of Elliania's motherhouse. Although the Prince didn't know it at the time, this was the wish of the Pale Woman and not that of the Outislanders who feared and respected the creature.