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Jagi , L. Lamplighter
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15 Jan 2014 Prospero's Daughter (Book 3)
For centuries, Miranda has run Prospero Inc., a company that, unbeknownst to the general public, has protected the world from disasters natural, magical, and man-made. But her father has been kidnapped, and is being held by vengeful demons in Hell who wish to reclaim the Prosperos' seven magical staffs, which Prospero himself procured from King Solomon centuries ago. Only Miranda, if she can win the cooperation of her contentious, idiosyncratic younger siblings, can survive the perils of Hell and save their famous father before he is mired forever in the lower realm. Fighting the supernatural terrors of Hell - as well as one another - Miranda and her family will be tested in more ways than they can imagine before this journey through Hell is done.

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  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (15 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765337169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765337160
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.4 x 3.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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It's sad but satisfying to bid goodbye to the colorful Prospero family. What's next, Lamplighter?--Kirkus Reviews The final Prospero's Daughter urban fantasy (see Prospero Lost and Prospero in Hell) is a brilliant finish to an engaging family drama. --The Midwest Book Review. A most unusual--and recommended--fantasy series. --BookLoons. 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 co-author of The Phoenix trilogy [T]he characters of Prospero Regained are as brilliant as ever.--The Book Smugglers Prospero Regained is an epic, page-turning journey of fantasy that will leave you breathless. --Bookspotcentral

About the Author

L. JAGI LAMPLIGHTER is the author of the two previous books in the Prospero's Daughter trilogy, Prospero Lost and Prospero in Hell. She lives in northern Virginia.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Why we need to believe... 20 Nov 2011
Why we need to believe...

Have you ever experienced a connection physically, an awareness of a `felt center' or inner core that connects with a matching/mirror inner core of a person or `thing' in the outer world? If you haven't, you soon will by reading the Prospero Trilogy by L. Jagi Lamplighter. If ever there was a literary weaving of faith, hope and love (and a great deal of intelligence, adventure and fun, besides!), it resides in these volumes. The tapestry of plot and character and unique style wraps around the reader's body taking the shape of a circle. Then, abundant connections are made as we read, not only between our inner core, the characters in the books, but nature itself. We feel supported by this circle in our life and in our world. Aeons of history are lovingly contained in this series. To believe in the genius of L. Jagi Lamplighter is simply to believe in one's own authenticity, in one's own mythology, as her character's all come to do. This new life, though very powerful is also fragile. Transition is process and a work with a process, and one must trust the divine force within it. For me, L. Jagi Lamplighter has created a `multi-verse' that we can all fit into and believe in. A multiverse of faith in "Prospero Lost", of hope in "Prospero in Hell", and finally of love in "Prospero Regained". This is an unbroken sacred hoop of literature. What more could anyone ask for, except, when is the next series coming out!? Live long and `Prospero', indeed, L. Jagi Lamplighter!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely good book. Highly recommend it. 16 Sep 2011
By David Manvell - Published on
I highly recommend this book to anyone. Extremely well written story and very entertaining! I recommend the entire series actually.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent end to the Prospero Trilogy 25 Aug 2012
By Jvstin - Published on
Prospero Regained is the third and the last book in L. Jagi Lamplighter's Prospero's Daughter trilogy, and I am going to use this space to talk about the series as a whole, as well as the final volume in the trilogy in particular.

Prospero Regained is the conclusion to the story of Miranda, daughter of Prospero. Yes, the Miranda and Prosspero from Shakespeare's play, the Tempest. In this world, thanks to the sorcerous nature of the Prospero family, and not least because of Miranda's consecration to Eurynome, the Unicorn, the fractious and fractured Prospero family has survived several hundred years. At the beginning of the first book, Prospero Lost, Miranda discovers her father is missing, and sets off on a voyage of discovery, reunion with her siblings, and her first encounters with the evil that seeks to destroy the Prospero family. Miranda and her siblings, meet, quarrel and eventually learn that the patriarch of their clan is in a very real and Christian Hell, and in book two, Prospero in Hell, set about finding a way into that domain to locate and free their father.

Prospero Regained starts with the Prospero Family in dire straits, as a reversal at the end of Prospero in Hell has scattered the family throughout Hell. With time running out before the planned death of their father, Miranda must reunite her scattered siblings, and even more importantly, forge them together into a unit capable of finding their father, finding the true enemy that holds him, and undoing the enemy's plan. Oh, and find out the truth about herself and some more family secrets that have laid secret for centuries...

The Prospero Daughter's universe has a Grand Unified Theory of a fantasy cosmology that is unabashedly and unmistakably Christian in a way that reminds me very strongly of the role playing games In Nomine and Nobilis. The dichotomy and poles of Heaven and Hell are the very real and opposing poles of this universe and while there are a lot of things in the brave new world besides Angels and Demons, all of them, ranging from air spirits to elves to Santa Claus, all fit within this paradigm. Old Gods, Elves, and even Eurynome the Unicorn, Miranda's patron, are revealed to neatly be slotted in the eternal conflict between Heaven and Hell.

I do get the feeling, and it might not be entirely fair, that Lamplighter took the opportunity in the series to take a kitchen sink approach and decided to put everything legendary and mythological she loves into her cosmology and then some. And so, yes, in the tradition of Narnia, in Prospero Lost, Miranda meets Santa Claus. In addition to the beings mentioned above, there are legendary swords, weapons and artifacts from across cultures and time periods that show up to one degree or another throughout the series. Durandel, for example is the sword of Roland from the Matter of France. Indeed, the entire series is replete with references, allusions and direct borrowings from the Western and not so Western canon. In that way, the Prospero Daughter's series reminds me strongly of John Myers Myers' Silverlock.

Alert readers of my reviews might wonder how the Prospero Daughter's series compares to another fantasy I read and reviewed this year that has an explicitly Christian cosmology: Teresa Frohock's Miserere, an Autumn Tale. While both books have a literal heaven, hell and world between, the two books could not be any more different.

The tone of the Prospero Daughter's books, from start to finish, for one thing, is bright-color and light hearted Christian adventure fantasy. This is not to say that setbacks and bad things do not happen to Miranda and her siblings. In point of fact, some of the things that do happen are pretty dark, without question. But unlike Miserere, which I would classify as a dark fantasy done in a relatively grim palette, the Prospero Daughter books are far more cheerful. Sometimes, I think that, given some of the situations that innate and fundamental cheerfulness actually works against the power and the potency of the text.

Even while in the landscapes of Hell, which is the primary setting for most of Prospero Regained, I didn't feel the darkness and doom that Frohock expresses so very well in Miserere. Instead, Prospero Regained feels much more like the Niven and Pournelle classic Inferno, in which a science fiction writer makes his way through Hell.

And as I mentioned before, in a scene that clearly is an echo of Narnia, in Prospero Lost, Miranda has a meeting with Santa Claus. It is the scenes like that, among others throughout the series, where Lamplighter's prose is far more effective than when she is describing darker lands and events.

The Prospero family, from Miranda on down are all unique people with opposing points of view, outlooks on the universe, and oh, yes, secrets. Like G'Kar's explanation of the diplomats on Babylon 5, none of the members of the Prospero family are exactly who and what they appear to be. This turns out to include Miranda as well. In this way, there is a far larger cast than Frohock's Miserere although this might be at the expense of the tight relationship dynamics found in the latter's book. Some of the relationships in the Prospero Daughter's series are not as well delineated as others, and sometimes, I feel that Lamplighter overplays her hand with some relationships, especially the antipathy between Miranda and her brother Erasmus, even if turns out there is good reason for it to exist.

Like Miserere, the Prospero Daughter trilogy is explicitly Christian, but it is not seeking to convert its readers. However, that said, the characters in both universes live and act in a universe where religion, belief, devotion and faith matter and matter strongly and infuse and inform the text. Even if there are many interesting things in the kitchen sink cosmology that Lamplighter gleefully stirs in her books, atheist and especially militant atheistic readers are going to have a hard time, I think.

Lamplighter's inspirations, though, are of a different vein than Frohock's. In addition to C.S. Lewis as an obvious inspiration, Roger Zelazny is another clear inspiration for Lamplighter's universe. Let's see: a squabbling long lived family with magical powers and artifacts, tangling with beings from mythology and fantasy as well as each other. And a Unicorn! Yes, the Chronicles of Amber, Lord of Light and other Zelazny works find echoes here.

Looking back at the three books, however, and the character of Miranda and her growth, I think the central question of the book boils down to a very Christian one--Free Will.

The responsibility, use and the consequences of Free Will turn up again and again, in the actions and previous decisions of the characters, and how they grow and change through the three volumes. While I do think that Miranda's growth could have been a little better partitioned out through the three books (now that I see where Lamplighter was all along going with it), it is an important theme worthy of the series' exploration. The question of the Free Will of Man in the conflict between Good and Evil is mirrored and examined through the lens of the Prospero Family, and Miranda as our protagonist in particular. In addition to that, the question of Free Will is explored and extended to the Aerie Ones, and even to the denizens of Hell.

Did I like it and would I recommend the series to you, the reader? That is actually not a trivial question. As I mentioned before, there is definitely a stratum of readers who I would in no uncertain terms believe unsuited to appreciating the work. Prospero Regained finishes out the tradition and meticulously explains all of the mysteries hanging through the entire series, perhaps to a fault. And the tone of the book, the lighthearted Christian adventure fantasy aspect of it, takes some getting used to. Sometimes, that tone doesn't work, as I have outlined before. Overall, though, I enjoyed the series primarily on the secret Arcane history aspect of the books, from start to finish. Despite and regardless of its thought provoking questions of Free Will, it really is a lighthearted adventure fantasy that never forgets how to have fun.

(A longer version of this review originally appeared at the Functional Nerds)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Some of the best writing around 10 April 2012
By M. Whipple - Published on
This is one of the best books I have ever read, let alone in the past year or so. She weaves a serious tale of hope but keeps it light enough that it's not depressing. I won't spoil anything but I love the final message of the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Prospero's Daughter 10 Sep 2012
By marie - Published on
My experience with the writer's work is that she is superb at describing situations and does an excellent job of convincing her reader that she is a master of the writing game.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous Wordsmith 18 Oct 2011
By Paul Besse - Published on
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When I finished this final book on the Prospero family, I was hoping that there was a sequel! Jagi is a superb historian and scolor! Her melding of Shakespere, Milton and Lamplighter is a fabulous jpourney into fantasy!I highly recommend the series to anyone as an introduction to The Tempest and Paradise Lost and it is time for me to re-read Milton!
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