Way too short for this rent boy thrust into the middle of assassination plot. There's not much of a world building, but the quick pace of the story help the enjoyment of reading this tale. If only this was NOT a short story, if only there's more magic action played - on top of the sword/dirk/blade and all those shiny pointy sharpy thingies... Yes, this reader IS greedy!! :D
Just in case my point didn't come across clearly: I enjoy this story.
It had potential to be much more enjoyable that, sadly, didn't get a chance to develop because... it's SO short!
And if I may: sequel please. A longer one... perhaps?