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Prospero in hell
Lamplighter, L. Jagi.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Tor, [2010]

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347 pages ; 25 cm
Miranda, daughter of the great Prospero, has been running the family business, quietly protecting the Earth from diverse magical threats for more than five hundred years. Her world is turned upside down when her father is kidnapped by the Three Shadowed Ones, and spirited away to Hell.
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"A Tom Doherty Associates book."

Sequel to: Prospero lost.
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The exciting, suspenseful story of Miranda's search for Prospero, the fabled sorcerer of The Tempest

The search of a daughter for her father is but the beginning of this robust fantasy adventure. For five hundred years since the events of William Shakespeare's The Tempest , Miranda has run Prospero, Inc., protecting an unknowing world from disasters both natural and man-made. Now her father has been taken prisoner of dark spirits in a place she could only guess. Piecing together clues about her father's whereabouts and discovering secrets of her shrouded past, she comes to an inescapable conclusion she has dreaded since Prospero was lost.

Prospero has been imprisoned in Hell, kept there by demons who wish to extract a terrible price in exchange for his freedom. As the time of reckoning for Miranda draws near, she realizes that hundreds of years of their family's magic may not be enough to free her once-powerful father from the curse that could destroy them...and the world.

Prospero in Hell is the second novel of the Prospero's Daughter series.

Author Notes

L. JAGI LAMPLIGHTER is the author of Prospero Lost and Prospero Regained . She lives with her husband and children in northern Virginia.

Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

In this epic sequel to 2009's Prospero Lost, Lamplighter continues the Amberesque adventures of an ancient family caught up in matters of mythic significance. The immortal sorcerer Prospero is missing, sucked into Hell after one of his plans went awry. His far-flung, quarrelsome children have come together for the first time in years to face down the ever-present threat of the Three Shadowed Ones, who hunt them for the legendary magical artifacts they possess. As Miranda, Prospero's ever-dutiful eldest child, struggles to keep her siblings in line, she's repeatedly thrown off guard by a series of unsettling revelations. The only false note is a pivotal scene where a monster rapes a woman to steal her power. The story is convoluted and occasionally overwrought, but the rich imagery, fast pace, and masterful use of mythology make this a real page-turner. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

In this sequel to Prospero Lost, Miranda, head of Prospero, Inc., a modern company founded by the magician of Shakespeare's The Tempest, searches for her missing father and concludes that he has been captured by the dark forces and is imprisoned in Hell. The demons holding him demand a harsh ransom for his freedom, and Miranda must travel to that dark place, accompanied by members of her extended family, while trying to decide how to prevent her family's-and the world's-doom. Verdict Continuing an imaginative and highly inventive story that takes place 500 years after the actions in Shakespeare's play, Lamplighter's ingenious plot and dynamic cast of characters lend depth to a fantasy that combines horror and humor in generous quantities. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

1 The Bird of Ice and Snowp. 13
2 The Marvelous Mansion of Mephistopheles Prosperop. 26
3 The Book of the Sibylp. 42
4 The Tithe of the Elvesp. 51
5 Of Secrets and Revelationsp. 62
6 The Staff of Eternityp. 78
7 The Eyrie of the Windsp. 92
8 The Ivory Doorp. 106
9 November 1, 1924p. 123
10 Erasmusp. 135
11 The Chamber of Goldp. 152
12 A New Year's Night Dreamp. 170
13 Auld Lang Synep. 181
14 Ulyssesp. 193
15 The Cat and the Hatp. 205
16 A Toast to Mirandap. 220
17 Gregorp. 239
18 Alone in Dreams of Sorrowp. 249
19 Our Darkest Hourp. 259
20 Crowns and Figurinesp. 277
21 Pride of Angelsp. 292
22 Abandon All Hope, Ye...p. 306
23 The Doves of Oblivionp. 319
24 Bridge over the River Styxp. 330
Acknowledgmentsp. 349