From Publishers Weekly
Starred 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.
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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 appealto fans of Zelazny’s Chronicles of Amber series.” —Kage Baker, author of In the Garden of Iden