{Effie Mini-Reviews} The Necromancer’s Apprentice by R.M. Prioleau

Posted July 1, 2013 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Mini-Reviews} The Necromancer’s Apprentice by R.M. Prioleau

The Necromancer's Apprentice

by R.M. Prioleau
Series: The Necromancer's Apprentice #1
Published on April 1st, 2011
by Smashwords
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Horror
Format: eBook
Source: Netgalley
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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. Prioleau

I received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

3 Stars

I liked this novella. It was dark, macabre and exactly what I wanted to read. I’ll also be honest when I say that this novella won’t be for everyone, some might find it boring or too short or not to their taste.

But I liked it.

The story itself is fast-paced and unpredictable at times. So if you do read this novella, read carefully! Otherwise if you skip over parts or words, it becomes easy to get confused with the story.

As for the characters, there wasn’t much character development, but Jasmine does show some change throughout the story, particularly her attitude towards Master Dagg.

I admit I would have liked a little bit more backstory on Jasmine, her family and the world she lived in and also the religion. Because there are mentions of a Goddess named Celestra and a few other minor things.

All in all it’s a good novella, truly something worth reading at least once. Which is also why I’m giving it 3 stars as I believe it deserves it.


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