Prospero Lost: Prospero's Daughter

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Macmillan, Aug 4, 2009 - Fiction - 352 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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I'm legitimately bothered by the amount of negative reviews I'm seeing for this book. Personally, i was drawn to this book by the absolute gorgeous cover and the promise of Shakespearian characters ... Read full review

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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
1
The Great Hall
19
Mephistopheles
43
Secrets from the Past
63
The Chameleon Cloak
80
Theophrastus
97
Our Father Which Art in Hell
114
The Circle of Solomon
133
Logistilla
233
Raiding the Treasures of the Popes of Rome
247
The Three Shadowed Ones
263
Prospero Inc
287
The Secret Known Only to Cats
301
The Prince of Naples
312
The Chapel of the Unicorn
326
A Cold and Bumpy Ride
343

The Gate in the Crate
154
An Unexpected Encounter
171
Of Tall Dark Men
187
Dances with Elves
205
Never Traffic with Spirits Maam
221
The Mansion of Father Christmas
356
The Scrying Pool of Naughty and Nice
369
The Feast of Christmas
382
And Should You Grant My Hearts Desire
398
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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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