''Prospero's Daughter'' is a fantasy trilogy by American writer Creator/LJagiLamplighter, consisting of ''Prospero Lost'', ''Prospero In Hell'', and ''Prospero Regained''.

The narrator of the story is Miranda, of ''Theatre/TheTempest'' fame, although she [[ExternalRetcon explains]] that Creator/WilliamShakespeare fictionalized it. Five centuries and several half-siblings later, in a CrossoverCosmology world, Miranda is running Prospero Inc., which keeps elemental powers in check by providing them with such valuable goods as phoenix ash. Her father has left her a message that he is in trouble and she must warn all her siblings that they are in danger.

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!!Tropes featured in this trilogy
* AgeWithoutYouth: Eramus's staff can do only this.
* AlchemicElementals: Though the traditional four has gnome where it should have oread -- one character explains why.
* AsleepForDays: Miranda at the North Pole; Mab wishes it was one more day.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Caliban]]
* AttemptedRape: Caliban to Miranda, in the backstory. As a result of this, Miranda regards rape as the unforgivable crime.
* BabiesEverAfter: The prospect of babies is discussed at the end.
* BadassNormal: Theo has stopped taking the Water of Youth and has abandoned his powers. He then proceeds to blast a hellhound with a shotgun full of rock salt.
* BadDreams
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor
* BearsAreBadNews
* BlackMagic: Very real. Very dangerous. Theo thinks all magic is this.
* BloodMagic: The denizens in Hell can really use the blood of the living.
* BreadAndCircuses: Ulysseus disapproves of democracy because it leads to this
* BridalCarry
* BrokenAngel:[[spoiler:The Good Folk are fallen angels, whose wings have been amputated. Leaving scars.]]
* BrokenBird
* BrotherSisterIncest
* CallToAgriculture: Prospero was gardening in his retirement.
* CatsAreMean
* CatsHaveNineLives: or, to be more precise, can come back from the underworld eight times without drinking from Lethe
* CelestialDeadline: Prospero needs to be rescued in a certain amount of time.
* CelestialParagonsAndArchangels: The archangel Uriel
* CirclesOfHell: Of the Dantean model.
* ClassicalMythology: The winds are from Greek mythology.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Several of the antagonists in ''Prospero Lost'' come in red and gray.
* CommonalityConnection: Theo and [[spoiler:Caliban]] at one point share a brotherly smile about how [[spoiler:they had both always seen Miranda as an angel.]]
* ContrivedCoincidence
* CouldSayItBut
* CrossoverCosmology: Angels, elementals, Greek gods, Shakespeare -- there are also allusions to Norse mythology and Japanese, about the edges.
* CryingWolf
* {{Curse}}
* TheDandy
* DemocracyIsBad: Ulysses came to the conclusion while giving up socialism.
* DemonLordsAndArchDevils: Lots of them, ready to fight
* DespairEventHorizon
* DisappearedDad: Prospero, naturally.
* DividedWeFall
* DramaticWind: In Hell, Gregory's cloak billows when he blesses.
* DrivenToSuicide
* ElementalEmbodiment
* EmotionlessGirl: Miranda
* EnemyCivilWar
* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity: Miranda's Lady
* EvilCannotComprehendGood
* EvilDetectingDog: Theo's, apparently.
* EvilIsDeathlyCold: Parts of Hell of cold
* EvilSmellsBad
* EvilWeapon
* ExactWords: Ferdinard offers a marriage-in-name-only to Miranda so she can, technically, fulfill her vow to marry him or die a maid; then they dissolve it, and she's free to marry as she pleases.
* ExternalRetcon: And you thought Shakespeare was fiction
* {{Expy}}: Bears some similarities to [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfAmber another story]] about a large, powerful, dysfunctional family whose patriarch has suddenly gone missing...
* EyeOfNewt
* TheFairFolk: Major characters
* FallenAngel: All the fair folk
* {{Familiar}}: Miranda has a black cat named Tybalt.
* FertileFeet: In Hell no less after [[spoiler:Miranda becomes a sibyl]]
* FightingFromTheInside
* FirstKiss
* FirstNameBasis: Warns Miranda of an imposter.
* TheFool
* AFriendInNeed
* FriendOrFoe
* FriendToAllLivingThings: Mephistopheles' Staff of Summoning summons all kinds of animals or creatures, without giving him any control once summoned; however, they don't seem to mind doing him favors.
* GeniusBruiser
* GeniusDitz
* GodOfEvil
* GoodWingsEvilWings
* GrailInTheGarbage: The chameleon cloak in the thrift shop.
* HalfHumanHybrid: [[spoiler:Miranda]].
* HeelFaceTurn
* HellGate: How they stage their invasion.
* HellHound: The barghests
* HiddenDepths
* HoistByHisOwnPetard
* HornyDevils
* IGaveMyWord
* IgnoredEpiphany
* IHaveManyNames: Santa Claus does
* IHaveNoSon
* {{Immortality}}: With the Water of Life.
* ImmortalityImmorality
* ImmortalProcreationClause: The Prosperos can have children, but since their immortality comes from an external source, the children die.
* InHarmsWay
* InhumanEmotion: The natural temptations to angels and other inhuman beings
* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne
* ItWasAGift
* KickTheDog: Erasmus cursed Miranda with aging several centuries in a year. And then refused to revoke the curse, making her crawl to the World's End to get the cure.
* LackOfEmpathy: Miranda starts out with this -- badly enough that some people wonder whether she's been enchanted.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia
* LifeOrLimbDecision
* LightIsGood
* LiteraryAllusionTitle
* LivingShadow
* LoveHurts: Ferdinard laments what he has suffered for the chaste love of a pure maid.
* LukeIAmYourFather
* MagicWand: All the Prospero siblings' Staves.
* MagicMusic: Miranda's flute-playing controls spirits of the air.
* TheMagnificent
* MallSanta: Sometimes is the original himself.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: The possibilities of Caliban's paternity are hashed out.
* ManHug: Mephisto's reaction to [[spoiler:Astreus's being freed.]]
* {{Masquerade}}
* MatterOfLifeAndDeath
* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Gregor dismisses a vision he had as delirum, even while recounting that it changed his life.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: Miranda averts this to the point people are surprised at her LackOfEmpathy.
* MissingMom
* MoreHeroThanThou
* TheMourningAfter: Eramus is still grief-striken for his first wife.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NewOldFlame: Two different ones from ''Prospero Lost'' alone.
* NiceToTheWaiter
* NoodleIncident
* NotHimself
* ObliviousToLove: Given the character in question goes out of his way to deny his love. . .
* OneSteveLimit: only violated from characters mentioned not appearing.
* TheOrder: ''Orbis Suleimani''
* OurAngelsAreDifferent
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: And Mephistopheles may be one...somehow.
* OurGeniesAreDifferent
* OurGhostsAreDifferent
* OurGiantsAreBigger
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent
* ParentalMarriageVeto
* ThePatriarch: Prospero
* PatronSaint
* PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs: The winds did.
* ThePhoenix: Phoenix feathers and ash are valuable commodities.
* PhysicalGod: Many. The winds in particular are Greek gods.
* ThePowerOfLove
* PowerOfTrust
* PowersThatBe
* PrivateDetective: Mab takes the form of a Sam Spadesque private eye.
* ThePromise
* PublicDomainArtifact: ''Dozens''. The Prosperos collect them.
* RefugeInAudacity
* RefusingParadise: [[spoiler: In ''Prospero Regained'', Cornelius dies in the final battle, and is found standing over his own corpse. Not only are angels ready to escort him to Heaven, he can now see. His brothers are unable to persuade him to stay, but Miranda comments on how he can retire as he wished, and he puts off the angels and has his father resurrect him. ]]
* ReincarnationRomance
* ReleasingFromThePromise: The winds ''really want'' this from Miranda.
* RoyalBlood
* SacredHospitality: Santa Claus's is such that the FairFolk will behave themselves under his roof.
* SantaClaus: Among his many other names.
* SelfInflictedHell
* SoMuchForStealth
* SpellBook
* StrippedToTheBone
* StrongFamilyResemblance: Miranda's assistant, not being in on the masquerade, thinks she is this.
* SwampsAreEvil: If they are in Hell, sure.
* TalkingWeapon
* TearsOfBlood
* TearsOfJoy
* TearsOfRemorse
* TenLittleMurderVictims
* TextileWorkIsFeminine: Or so Eramus claims.
* TheyCallMeMisterTibbs
* TheyDo
* ThickerThanWater: ''Somebody'' believes this...or the series would be much shorter.
* ThisPageWillSelfDestruct
* ToHellAndBack
* TooDumbToFool
* UndeadTaxExemption: Averted with lampshades. Miranda contemplates the difficulty of updating her id, and the entire process of faking someone is discussed in detail.
* {{Unicorn}}
* {{Unobtainium}}
* VampireInvitation
* VirginPower
* WalkingTheEarth
* WhiteMagic
* WickedStepmother
* WitchHunt: Discussed. Gregory points out that most victims were guilty -- a fact that has been censored out of history.
* WithDueRespect
* AYearAndADay: How long it takes Miranda to get more Water of Life. Also, how long [[spoiler: elves have to claim the freedom from Hell that Miranda granted before it lapses]].
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame
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