'...In front of him the largest horse Calan had ever seen stood with its breath steaming in the air. The horse was pitch black except for its eyes, which seemed like two orbs of glowing red glass. The presence of the horse frightened Calan, but not as much as what sat astride it. It was a man huddled in clothes as foreboding as the horse. He wore black trousers, black riding boots, and a black cloak that covered almost his entire body. Calan caught a glimpse of a scabbard and could tell immediately that the sword within was extremely heavy. The stranger wore his cloak's hood, which enshrouded his entire face in darkness. Two glints of light peered out at Calan from the shadows...' THE HOUSE OF KINGS Part One: The Foundations Of Destiny A momental event in my book, when Calan meets the Shadowy Stranger. I know, the horse's head is too big and its legs are all wrong, but I'm not that good at drawing animals, it's a sketch to fix the important scene in my mind, that's all.