Prospero in Hell
Prospero's Daughter, Book II
By L. Jagi Lamplighter
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765319302, 352pp.)
Publication Date: August 17, 2010
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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.
L. JAGI LAMPLIGHTER is the author of Prospero Lost and Prospero Regained. She lives with her husband and children in northern Virginia.
Praise for Prospero Lost:
“Featuring glimpses into a rich and wondrous world of the unseen, this is no ordinary urban fantasy, but a treasure trove of nifty ideas and intriguing revelations.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Lamplighter plays fast and loose with Shakespeare in this modern day fantasy filled with homages to both the Bard and John Milton.” —Library Journal, starred review
“This edgy postmodern Secret History straddles urban fantasy and slipstream while effortlessly ringing the changes on classic SF tropes. Lamplighter is a writer to watch.” —James Mallory, bestselling coauthor of The Phoenix trilogy
“A truly original take on Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Should appeal to fans of Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber series.” —Kage Baker, author of In the Garden of Iden