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L. Jagi Lamplighter Books In Order

Publication Order of Prospero’s Daughter Books

Prospero Lost (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prospero in Hell (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Prospero Regained (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Unexpected Enlightenment Books

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Raven, the Elf, and Rachel (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

L. Jagi Lamplighter is one of the more intriguing figures in the world of modern fantasy literature. She is an experienced writer based out of the United States. She is a graduate of St. John’s College in Annapolis.

Many of the works that Lamplighter writes are heavily inspired by many places that she has been to throughout her life. While many of the stories that she writes take place in the present day, she has produced many works that are distinct for how they feature fantastic elements and features that create an otherworldly atmosphere in the stories that she enjoys telling. She also takes in a great deal of influence from classic literature.

Lamplighter has been publishing books in the fantasy world in the past decade. She does hold prior experience in the field as she has written many other short stories well before she became a more experienced publisher of books. The stories that she writes focuses mainly on intriguing fantasy women and the things they will do to get to where they want to be.

Series of Note

The Prospero’s Daughter Series is the first noteworthy series that L. Jagi Lamplighter has made. The stories are about Miranda, the daughter of Prospero from Shakespeare’s the Tempest. The stories take place in the present day and focus on Miranda as she looks to rescue her father from a hellish landscape similar to what was profiled in Dante’s Inferno.

Another series that Lamplighter has made is the Books of Unexpected Enlightenment series. It focuses on Rachel Griffin, the daughter of an English duke. She is attending a school to study sorcery. The school itself is heavily inspired by St. John’s College.

Lamplighter has also edited some anthologies including the Bad-Ass Faeries series of short stories. This is a line of books that features many stories from people who have written about faeries, some of the most intriguing figures in the world of fantasy literature. Their magic powers and unique habitats are key parts of their stories. The stories are very unique and distinct for offering fresh voices from not only Lamplighter but also from many others who are interested in the concept of faeries.

Noteworthy Books

Prospero Lost

Prospero Lost marks the first book in the Prospero’s Daughter series. Miranda and many others in her family have attained eternal life thanks to their practice of magic. While in the modern times, they aim to use their magic for the good of humanity. But soon Prospero goes missing, thus prompting Miranda to go out on a search to find him. While Miranda looks for her father, she begins to fear her past as she learns more about herself than what she can afford to handle.

Many other characters are noteworthy throughout this book. These include Mab the faerie detective and Mephistopheles, Miranda’s slightly off-kilter brother.

Prospero in Hell

The great influence of Dante’s Inferno can be noticed in this next book in the Prospero’s Daughter series. Prospero has been found to be in Hell where he is being kept in torture. Many of the demons there are willing to let Prospero free but they are asking for a very high price in return. What Miranda doesn’t know is that this entails more than just the threat that her family’s magic may no longer work down here. It is also about how Miranda might be in a situation where tampering with the demons any further could result in them coming to Earth to take over the world.

The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin

The Unexpected Enlightenment series stars with this story that introduces Rachel Griffin to the Roanoke Academy, a place where she can study magic. Although she is able to recollect all the information that she reads in her many books, there is still one concern that she comes across in her work. She discovers a statue in the woods around campus that has never been documented or analyzed by anyone, thus leading her to figure out what could have caused the statue to come about in the first place.

This leads to the discovery of a secret world located not too far from the academy. It is here where the mysteries of the land really start to perk up, thus leading the reader into a fascinating world of many creatures and unique people.

The Raven, the Elf and Rachel

Rachel is trying to save the world but as it turns out, people are not necessarily willing to listen to her warnings. She discovers one villain who is aiming to destroy the world and it is up to Rachel and her friends to find a way to save the day. But it is not going to be all that easy as Rachel is hoping to survive many spells and attacks. A mysterious raven with red eyes has been following her around as well, thus giving her the impression that someone a little more powerful might be watching her to see what she is going to do next.

Rachel and the Many-Splendored Dreamland

This next story takes place around Halloween. Rachel is looking to visit a castle in Transylvania where her adventure-seeking hero was last seen at. She is interested in exploring the castle and possibly with finding clues as to where the man she has admired could have gone. A special Halloween ball will bring about many people and could hold the key to finding what could have happened to this man.

Acclaim For Her Work

The Prospero’s Daughter series has been heralded by Publishers Weekly with starred reviews and has also been cited by Shakespeare Studies as being an intriguing look into how the characters of Shakespeare could be adapted for modern day tellings. Her work has also been heralded by many stars in the world of fantasy including John C. Wright.

Fans of fantasy novels will enjoy the work that L. Jagi Lamplighter has to offer. Her stories include some entertaining works that feature fascinating creates in some of the most unique situations around. She is a rising figure in the world of fantasy writing that will continue to become popular as she keeps writing.

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