The book description tells more about Lord Melchior than what is shown in the short story. The narration, as told by innocent Zaccheus, has one focus. He recounts the unforgettable evening he spent with his master, the guards, and the virgin Rasha. You learn very little about Lord Melchior, except that he has an intriguing rapport with his guards, and an unorthodox approach to handling his virginal servants. He would make a very compelling MC in a full length novel. As with all of Krylov's books, this was well-written. I read it in one sitting and wished there was more.