The Necromancer's Apprentice 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.

*A novella by R.M. Priolea

I really enjoyed this story from RM Prioleau. It is my second novella to read by this author and find that the writing is very fluid and pulls your right into the world. Jasmine is a very interesting character, although she ends up in a very interesting situation. She makes decisions regarding her future that I did  not see coming. 

Most characters would jump at the chance to lead a normal life, but she makes alternative choices, which I was both surprised by, and loved. 

As a novella it was a very short read, but compelling and I really loved the characters. Even the Necromancer himself was intriguing and unique. As the quote above says, these are memorable characters indeed.

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