If any of you are members of BookBrowse, a Judy Krueger posted a terrific review of Prospero Regained!
Here are two excerpts:
“Prospero Regained is the final book in L. Jagi Lamplighter’s Prospero’s Daughter trilogy. The entire series is an impressive feat of fantasy writing that challenges the accomplishments of such bestsellers as China Mieville, Philip Pullman, and J. R. R. Tolkien. Possibly most wonderful of all, the author is female as is the main character. Miranda Prospero is as tough, resourceful, and brave as she is beautiful, spiritual, and romantic.”
“Underlying the suspense, adventure, and mystery in this tale is a strong sense of hope for mankind and the world, drawn from a deep well of mythological and centuries-old religious wisdom. I can’t say it will last beyond the next horrible event I encounter, but I finished these books with much of my faith in mankind -and in the power of personal integrity – restored.”
Kind of makes one feel like all that praying before writing actually accoplished something.
Originally posted to Welcome to Arhyalon
The funny thing is, if you look far enough back on my blog, you'll find a spot where I announced that I was throwing down a gauntlet to Pullman and siding with Lewis--I don't really know what I meant by that, to tell you the truth, but it sounded good at the time. ;-)
Thanks so much. I'm really honored that you went to the trouble of getting all three books. Makes all those very long years of waiting for it to be published worthwhile. It's a shame I can't time travel back and tell the sad, waiting me..."Don't give up. Someday, someone will go to the trouble to order your books in hardcover from overseas!" Whoa! ;-)
I must admit I loved The Golden Compass...but the second book, I found dull and the third one I could not get myself to read. I'm still waiting for the sequel to Golden Compass...the one that has cool things in it.
I have two projects in the works...a series called Visions of Arhyalon, the first book of which, The Creation Campaign, is on my editor's desk. It defies explanation...anything I say about it sounds stupid. But maybe I'll post the first chapter on my website at some point. This story does not have all the Christian stuff, though it does have a spiritual dimension to it in the background. The Unicorn appears again...or she might as well be the same Unicorn.
My other project is a YA called The Reluctant Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin, which is a Harry Potter for girls with angsty romance. It takes place in a world that is like ours if there were no monothesism. The main character, a young girl, discovers the existance of angels and begins to discover all sorts of amazing things about the universe. It is based on a background made up by a friend. I thought the introduction of Christianity along with the magic was the most suble and elegant I have ever seen. I really want to write it up...but I'm a bit daunted as to whether I have the ability to do it justice.