The Necromancer’s Apprentice

An award-winning Gothic Fantasy novella by R.M. Prioleau.

Jasmine Na’Darod lived a simple life with her parents and older sister on the family’s farm. She never strayed far from home until the ill-fated Blood Moon arose, basking the country of Caristan with a terrible, sickening drought.

When her mother falls ill, Jasmine and her family are forced to leave home in desperate search of a cure. During their journey, a series of tragic events will change Jasmine’s life forever.

With her former life shrouded and forgotten, Jasmine embraces a new path granted by an unlikely stranger, who, ironically, practices the Art of death and undeath.

As Jasmine is drawn to this enigma of a man, she soon realizes there is more to him than what she initially perceived — his true motives are beyond anything she could ever imagine…

Deeply compelling and morbidly intriguing, The Necromancer’s Apprentice is a beautifully-narrated gothic fantasy with memorable characters.

Cover art by Sarah Ellerton.

Published by Chikara Press
ISBN: 9780615450452

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Praise for The Necromancer’s Apprentice

“…It was a quick read, it was a dark read, it was a gruesome read, with poetic writing, interesting fantasy elements and a twist at the end I didn’t see coming. …”– Emi, Oktopus Ink Reviews

“…The author gave great description of the characters so I really felt like I got to know them. … Overall I thought this book had a great plot, was entertaining, and was well written. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends!” – Amazon Review

“I read “The Necromancer’s Apprentice” and was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed it so thoroughly. … I found the work to be a real “page turner” and couldn’t put it down. …” – Amazon Review

“…I was pleasantly surprised when I immediately got into this “page turner” about the trials and tribulations of the Na’Darod family and couldn’t wait to see what would happen to them next. …All in all, a very enthralling and entertaining story. I look forward to more from this talented writer.” – Amazon Review

“…I was pleasantly rewarded with a dark tale about this girl who quickly becomes a woman. But not a typical woman found in tales where knights are needed to rescue her. Indeed, in this story you will love the interesting twist put on the role of “princess” and knight. …” – Amazon Review

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