Michele Lang writes supernatural tales: the stories of witches, lawyers, goddesses, bankers, demons, and other magical creatures hidden in plain sight. She also writes tales of the future, including the apocalyptic adventure NETHERWOOD and other stories set in the Netherwood universe. Author of the LADY LAZARUS historical fantasy series, Michele’s most recent story in the series, “The Witch of Budapest,” released in late 2014. 

Michele is a lawyer who has practiced the unholy craft of litigation in both New York and Connecticut. She returned to her native New York shortly before 9/11, and now lives in a small town on the North Shore of Long Island with her husband, her sons, and a rotating menagerie of cats, hermit crabs, and butterflies.


Book 2 of the Lady Lazarus series

Four Reasons to Order My New Historical Fantasy DARK VICTORY –

Coming January 2012!

1.  Because A-list urban fantasy authors love DARK VICTORY

“Michele Lang’s DARK VICTORYis the best entry yet in a groundbreaking, rich, enthralling series that combines the darkest days of World War II with magic, very human characters, and stakes that couldn’t be higher.  A tour-de-force!

-New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine

DARK VICTORY is awesome.  Lang just gets better and better.  I can’t wait to see what will happen next.” – Kat Richardson, bestselling author of the Greywalker series

2.  Because we currently live in turbulent times, and readers are hungry for fictional worlds where larger-than-life characters transcend their circumstances and find their strength.  The LADY LAZARUS series features a reluctant witch, Magda Lazarus, who joins forces with her family’s guardian angel to battle Hitler’s supernatural war machine in the early days of WW II.

3.  Because this story comes directly from my own family’s history in wartime Budapest – mixed with a generous helping of magical adventure.  DARK VICTORY takes the reader away to another, magical world where courage can and does defeat evil.

4. Because this book is the latest installment of the LADY LAZARUS series, which debuted to fantastic reviews and raves:

“Lang crafts a creative and tense story as all of Europe awaits the September invasion of Poland.  Lang is a writer to watch and is sure to have wide appeal to fans of Jim Butcher, Kat Richardson, and other urban fantasy A-listers.” – Booklist (starred review)

“Lang’s fantastic tale will have you rooting for the heroine and holding your breath to see if a lone woman and her guardian angel will be able to free an entire continent from evil.”  –RT Book Reviews

“An absolutely unique protagonist in an engaging tale set against the backdrop of the greatest clash of good and evil in human history.  What’s not to love about LADY LAZARUS?” – New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher


Book 2 of the Lady Lazarus series

DARK VICTORY by Michele Lang

Tor Books — January 2012


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LADY LAZARUS tells the story of Magda Lazarus, a witch with the power to summon souls and a sister who can foretell the future.  Set on the eve of World War II in a magical Budapest, Magda must do battle with SS Werewolves, wizards, and demons, including the one that has possessed a willing Adolf Hitler…

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