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07:39 pm: How Cool Is This?

Courtesy of my brave and noble agent:

Starred review from Publisher's Weekly:
Prospero Lost L. Jagi Lamplighter. Tor, $24.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-7653-1929-6

Lamplighter's powerful debut draws inspiration from Shakespeare and world mythology, infused with humor and pure imagination. Four centuries after the events of The Tempest, Prospero's daughter Miranda runs Prospero Inc., a company with immense influence in the supernatural world. When she discovers a mysterious warning from her father, who has gone missing, Miranda sets forth accompanied by Mab, an Aerie Spirit manifested as a hard-boiled PI, to warn her far-flung, enigmatic siblings that the mysterious Shadowed Ones plan to steal their staffs of power. Every encounter brings new questions, new problems and a greater sense of what's at stake. 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. A cliffhanger ending will leave readers panting for sequels. (Sept.)



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From:facetiae
Date:July 28th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
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"nifty" huh? *laugh*

that's an awesome writeup.
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
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It is nifty, too!

I don't mind saying that about my own work, since I borrowed a lot of the ideas from John. ;-)
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From:time_shark
Date:July 28th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
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YAY!
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:09 am (UTC)
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;-)

Will you be at World Con?
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From:jmward14
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:05 am (UTC)
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A starred review! That's fabulous {{{{arhylon}}}}! Hugs and happy dances, Jean Marie
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:ithildyn
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
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That is so awesome!! Congratulations!
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I am, of course, delighted!
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From:madkestrel
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
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Not just a good PW review, but a star! Woooot! I'm so proud for you!
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:22 am (UTC)
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A star and a good review! They don't always go together. I know of books that PW has given a star to and then said rather negative things in the review...so I'm really lucky!

John had the same thing happen his first book...a really nice starred review. He even once got a note from the reviewer, later, saying how much he liked it. Unfortunately, we lost that note when we switched computers at one point, and we can't remember the fellows name. A shame.

Thanks, though!
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From:princejvstin
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
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Well deserved!

Publication day is soon, too. Yea! (I'll have to repost the review of my ARC...)
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
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That would be really nice of you, thanks! (Maybe next week, when the book is actually out.)

I haven't seen the book yet, but I hear one is on its way to me and should arrive in the next two days.

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From:mindyklasky
Date:July 29th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
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Many congrats! And best wishes with your launch!
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! Richard was delighted, too.
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From:jongibbs
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
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Wow! Excellent review. You must be well chuffed :)
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Indeed!
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From:maradydd
Date:July 29th, 2009 03:40 pm (UTC)
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Hurray! A most enviable review.

Will the book be available in European stores, or should I order it online?
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC)
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Frankly, I don't know. They don't tell us these things. I suspect you'll have to order it online. Usually before it goes overseas, there's a separate contract...but that's for a different language. Not sure what they do with English overseas versions. No one has told me.
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From:annafirtree
Date:July 29th, 2009 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Cliffhanger ending? Grr. I hate panting for sequels. ;) Great review, though.
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 29th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks.

You can always wait until all three are out and read them all at once. ;-)
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From:annafirtree
Date:July 30th, 2009 12:07 am (UTC)
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lol. I was seriously thinking that, actually. Is three how many there will be? Have you written them yet? I'll have to buy the first one right away to encourage the publisher to print the other ones. (That is, once I can afford to buy books again). I did really enjoy the excerpt that you put up on this blog once.
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 30th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
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Alas, I think the excerpt I put up was for the series I haven't written yet. Was it about Miranda or about a girl talking to a wizard? Maybe I did put the first bit of the Miranda story up, come to think of it. I should do it again.

Yes, it is all written, except that the third volume needs a bit of polish.

(If you do buy the first one and really like it. I could send you the rest by email...if you care to read things that way.)
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From:annafirtree
Date:July 30th, 2009 03:27 am (UTC)
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Mmm, I liked the couple versions you put up of the girl-talking-to-wizard one, too. But I was thinking of the 400-year-old-lady who's father goes missing story. (I remember there being a description of a detective of sorts, and the explanation of why the accusation that the wayward brother might have raped a girl had a special horror for the main lady).

Would you really email me the later books? I might take you up on that. :) I do prefer paper books to digital ones, but if it means not having to wait for them to be published, I think I might be able to handle the visual format. :)
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 30th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)
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Yep...Miranda is the 400 year old girl. Mab is the detective, and the other guy was Caliban, the misshapen creature from the Tempest raised by Prospero.

>Would you really email me the later books?

Sure! And you could let me know if you found any obvious mistakes. ;-)
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From:bojojoti
Date:July 30th, 2009 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Many congratulations!
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From:arhyalon
Date:July 31st, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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