Sairis has never ridden a living horse, never left home, never kissed a man. He'd really like to do one of those things.
Sairis is a necromancer with a price on his head. He needs to get to the capital for a conference that may change his life. But he's never ridden a horse before. At least not a live one.
Fortunately, the local knacker is a gentle soul who has helped Sairis in the past. In addition, Sairis suspects the knacker may know things about the world of romance between men. Necromancers don't have social lives, and Sairis doesn't dare ask questions. But after an evening of thunderstorms, ghosts, and a narrow escape, he decides to take a risk.
This is a prequel short story, introducing The Knight and the Necromancer trilogy. You can enjoy this story without having read the novels.