#Review: Present Company, by @rmprioleau

Title: Present CompanyPresent Company
Author: R.M Proileau
Rating: 3/5 Stars

“A master of the Dark Arts searches for his prized experiment. A commoner woman with a torn past seeks a new life. The story of death’s love and life’s fate, ‘Present Company’ chronicles events preceding R.M. Prioleau’s novella, ‘The Necromancer’s Apprentice.'” (description from Goodreads)

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For a flash fiction story, Present Company was able to draw me in as a reader. It’s difficult to build up the anticipation that was in this story as it moved along. There was also little space to set up characters, but Prioleau was able to give me a picture of at least the Sir Dagg.

Even though it was an enjoyable, short read, I ended up needing a little more by the time I got to the end. That seems to be a common complaint for flash fiction, though it’s not normally much of an issue when I read. Part of the “wanting” I had at the end might be due to the author setting the reader up for the novella The Necromancer’s Apprentice. I do hope this is the case, because I’m intrigued enough at the end of Present Company to see where these characters go.

To summarize, there was some great writing here, but it was a little lacking. It’s still an enjoyable quick read for those with a few minutes to spare.

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You can purchase a copy of Present Company for FREE (at the time of posting) from:

Amazon | Smashwords | B&N | Kobo

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About the Author:

R.M. Prioleau is a game developer and artist by day; and a dangerous writer by night. Since childhood, she’s continued exploring new methods of expanding her skills and creativity as she delves into the realm of literary abandon. R.M. is a NaNoWriMo enthusiast, and has been active in the worldwide writing community since 2009.

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