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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

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Prospero Lost wins star from Publisher's Weekly
The beautiful and talented Mrs. John Wright (I allow her to write under her maiden name, provided she uses the typewriter in the kitchen, and she is barefoot and pregnant while she writes) has just gotten a starred review from Publisher's Weekly.

For those of you who are not starving and aspiring writers, Publisher's Weekly is prestigous--the kind of thing Librarian read when decided what books to order for a library--and a starred review is awarded only to books of particular merit. I give the review here in full

*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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Wright's Writing Corner
Another entry in the ever-popular weekly column of writing advice over at the Visions of Arhyelon website: http://arhyalon.livejournal.com/Please visit and leave a comment.

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