The Necromancer's Apprentice

The Necromancer's Apprentice is fantasy author, R.M. Prioleau's debut novella. The Necromancer's Apprentice is a gothic fantasy story about second chances. Things are never what they seem. The story follows a young woman named Jasmine, who, through a series of tragic events, finds herself at the mercy of a mysterious stranger who teaches her the dark arts of magic.


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

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