Title – The Promotion
Author – Christopher K. Michael
Genre – Paranormal Thriller
Length – 122 Pages
Publication – January 2017
My Rating – 4/5 Stars
What if you got exactly what you wanted and it was the biggest mistake of your life?
It’s 1965 in New York City as Arthur Chadwik climbs the corporate ladder, obsessed with landing the promotion of his life. One day, after an encounter with a vagabond gypsy, his dream finally seems to come true, but only by way of a curse. Soon after, Arthur confidently rules his company until the unexpected domino effect of her black magic begins to crumble before him. He is so shaken to see those around him placed in jeopardy as a result of his desires, that he must find a way to undo the curse before all of their lives are changed forever.
Oh now this tale I enjoyed. Arthur Chadwick is a man many would say is lucky, he’s mister big shot and he gets his wish to be the most important man in the office.
The issue is there’s always a downside to these things. He climbs the ladder way too quickly for the board and clients to trust him. He’s also got Billy son of the man he replaced after him..his father wouldn’t have given up his company so easily and he wants to know why. I didn’t really like Billy, I felt he went from 1 – 100 quickly but it did show how much Arthur’s rise to power had changed things.
It reminds me of the story the gingerbread man. Arthur is in over his head running away just like the gingerbread man does with people chasing after him. Will the fox get his gingerbread man? You’ll have to read it and find out.
The plot of this tale was good, I liked how Arthur gets his wish from the mysterious gypsy. I particularly liked that Arthur’s wish was open to interpretation..I don’t think he wanted to be the big boss at that time..he just wanted to be important, he wanted to feel his worth..his career is his life. This meant things quickly spiraled out of control when he figured out just how hard it would be to be the boss.
I felt the author managed to put a good tale together in 122 pages..The tale develops quickly, it’s well written and it’s interesting from the start.
Development is my biggest need in a book and in such a short space of time I think the author did well to bring depth to the main character, showing his motivations and ultimately showing us he’s not just a money hungry executive.