The Lights of Prague

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Publisher Description

For readers of VE Schwab and The Witcher, science and magic clash in atmospheric gaslight-era Prague.

In the quiet streets of Prague all manner of mysterious creatures lurk in the shadows. Unbeknownst to its citizens, their only hope against the tide of predators are the dauntless lamplighters – secret elite of monster hunters whose light staves off the darkness each night. Domek Myska leads a life teeming with fraught encounters with the worst kind of evil: pijavice, bloodthirsty and soulless vampiric creatures. Despite this, Domek finds solace in his moments spent in the company of his friend, the clever and beautiful Lady Ora Fischerová - a widow with secrets of her own. 

When Domek finds himself stalked by the spirit of the White Lady - a ghost who haunts the baroque halls of Prague castle – he stumbles across the sentient essence of a will-o’-the-wisp captured in a mysterious container. Now, as its bearer, Domek wields its power, but the wisp, known for leading travellers to their deaths, will not be so easily controlled. 

After discovering a conspiracy amongst the pijavice that could see them unleash terror on the daylight world, Domek finds himself in a race against those who aim to twist alchemical science for their own dangerous gain.

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
May 25
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

Am book reader ,

Excellent Read

Spooky Prague has a vampire problem and the Lamplighter’s job is to light the gas lamps and stake them. I really enjoyed this historical fantasy and highly recommend it.

TheGreatRavenAllistair ,

Romantically thrilling and Violently pleasant.

I was immediately endeared to the protagonists of this story. From start to finish, I was enthralled by the plot. How a book could sway and swim from romance to horror and then to suspense just to circle back to a bloody and bittersweet end was absolutely incredible. I was highly pleased.

Callanish7 ,

Prague, murders and monsters…

Fantastic ! Excellent setting and character development. A wonderful story NOT your YA type of vampire garbage. Do read!

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