Most of you reading these words will probably never have a chance to play in a role playing game moderated by obscure midlist author John C. Wright, esq. But fume not! For now, all the characters I made up and never wrote up have been written up for me in their own adventure by L. Jagi Lamplighter, my lovely bride. There are also characters she took from some hack named Shakespeare, but he lived before Obama took charge of the planet, so who cares who that is?
Miranda Prospero, the willful and regal (and immortal) heir to the vast financial empire of the Prospero family has for ages used her white magic to protect mankind from the world of darkness of which man knows nothing. She is stirred from her complaisant life by a mysterious note from her father, warning her of a threat from the Queen of Hell, and of beings known only as "The Three Shadowed Ones." Now she must search for his missing and scattered relatives, unaging magicians living in secret among mortal men, to discover the source of her sorrows and her father's true legacy. The action ranges from a Circe-like island in the Gulf of Mexico, where her cruel sister keeps ex-lovers as animal companions, to the high house of Father Christmas at the North Pole, where the elder beings gather for the Winter feast.
Here is the cover art. ( Collapse )