This story is in my book "Rostov Rising" which is now available at Author House -- Amazon -- Barnes and Noble and other fine book sellers, search for "Roger Bourke White Jr."

The Lich

by Roger B. White, Jr., copyright 2010

Some years later, rail transportation had proved its worth in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. It was now time to bring a railway to the Kalzov Valley. But before that could happen, I had to face and defeat a clever foe, a much stronger magic user than I and a deadlier fighter, who moreover was filled with a burning cause! So how did I survive to share the tale? I will tell you.
To heighten the suspense, in this story I view myself from outside, in the third person.