Prospero Lost: Prospero's Daughter

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Macmillan, Aug 4, 2009 - Fiction - 347 pages
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More than four hundred years after the events of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the sorcerer Prospero, his daughter Miranda, and his other children have attained everlasting life. Miranda is the head of her family’s business, Prospero Inc., which secretly has used its magic for good around the world. One day, Miranda receives a warning from her father: "Beware of the Three Shadowed Ones." When Miranda goes to her father for an explanation, he is nowhere to be found.

Miranda sets out to find her father and reunite with her estranged siblings, each of which holds a staff of power and secrets about Miranda’s sometimes-foggy past. Her journey through the past, present and future will take her to Venice, Chicago, the Caribbean, Washington, D.C., and the North Pole. To aid her, Miranda brings along Mab, an aerie being who acts like a hard-boiled detective, and Mephistopheles, her mentally-unbalanced brother. Together, they must ward off the Shadowed Ones and other ancient demons who want Prospero’s power for their own….

 

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Propsero Lost is a nice addition to a genre that is plagued at times by carbon copies of the same stories. Part fairy tale and part mystery it is well written and the story moved well until the end of ... Read full review

Contents

Miranda
13
The Great Hall
27
Mephistopheles
46
Secrets from the Past
62
The Chameleon Cloak
76
Theophrastus
89
Our Father Which Art in Hell
103
The Circle of Solomon
118
Logistilla
198
Raiding the Treasures of the Popes of Rome
209
The Three Shadowed Ones
222
Prospero Inc
241
The Secret Known Only to Cats
252
The Prince of Naples
261
The Chapel of the Unicorn
272
A Cold and Bumpy Ride
285

The Gate in the Crate
135
An Unexpected Encounter
149
Of Tall Dark Men
162
Dances With Elves
176
Never Traffic With Spirits Maam
188
The Mansion of Father Christmas
296
The Scrying Pool of Naughty and Nice
306
The Feast of Christmas
317
And Should You Grant My Hearts Desire
330
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L. JAGI LAMPLIGHTER lives with her family in northern Virginia, where she is working on the sequel to Prospero Lost.

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