The Lights of Prague

The Lights of Prague
Nicole Jarvis
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For readers of VE Schwab and The Witcher, science and magic clash in atmospheric gaslight-eraPrague. In the quiet streets of Prague all manner of otherworldly creatures lurk in the shadows. Unbeknownst toits citizens, their only hope against the tide of predators are the dauntless lamplighters - a secret elite ofmonster hunters whose light staves off the darkness each night. Domek Myska leads a life teeming withfraught encounters with the worst kind of evil: pijavica, bloodthirsty and soulless vampiric creatures. Despite this, Domek finds solace in his moments spent in the company of his friend, the clever andbeautiful Lady Ora Fischer - a widow with secrets of her own. When Domek finds himself stalked by the spirit of the White Lady - a ghost who haunts the baroquehalls of Prague castle - he stumbles across the sentient essence of a will-o' -the-wisp, a mischievousspirit known to lead lost travellers to their death, but who, once captured, are bound to serve the desiresof their owners. After discovering a conspiracy amongst the pijavica that could see them unleash terror on the daylightworld, Domek finds himself in a race against those who aim to twist alchemical science for their owndangerous gain.
"Fantasy fans will gobble up this moody, philosophical adventure. " - Publishers Weekly
Nicole Jarvis has been writing stories as long as she can remember. After graduating with degrees in English and Italian from Emory University, Nicole moved to New York City to pursue a career in publishing. She currently works in marketing at Bloomsbury Publishing and lives in Manhattan with two cats named after children' s book characters. She loves listening to musicals, thinking about the inner lives of superheroes, and learning strange and delightful history. The Lights of Prague is her first novel.