Immortal Muse (Hardcover)

By Stephen Leigh

DAW, 9780756409562, 544pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Mass Market (3/3/2015)

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Description

This sweeping historical fantasy follows two immortals from the 1300s onward, as they chase one another across time

An immortal Muse whose very survival depends on the creativity she nurtures within her lovers....

Another immortal who feeds not on artistry but on pain and torment....

A chase through time from 1300s Paris to contemporary New York, with two people bound together in enmity and fury....

When magic and science are melded together, an array of the famous and infamous—from Bernini to Vivaldi, from Lavoisier and Robespierre to William Blake, from Gustav Klimt to Charlotte Salomon—will be caught up unawares in this ages-long battle....


About the Author

Stephen Leigh is a Cincinnati-based, award-winning author with nineteen science fiction novels and over forty short stories published. He has been a frequent contributor to the Hugo-nominated shared world series Wild Cards, edited by George R. R. Martin. He teaches creative writing at Northern Kentucky University. Stephen Leigh has written Immortal Muse, The Crow of Connemara, and the fantasy trilogy Assassin's Dawn. He can be found at farrelworlds.com.


Praise For Immortal Muse

Praise for Immortal Muse:

"Leigh seamlessly inserts his two immortals into history, playing with actual people and events to deliver beautifully-rendered glimpses of different eras. Leigh strikes the perfect balance between past and present, real and imagined." —Publisher's Weekly (starred)

"Mythology, alchemy and fantasy all coalesce in Leigh's Immortal Muse, creating the perfect combination for readers looking for their next stellar read. Leigh has masterfully created a fantastical adventure for his audience.... The alternating chapters of past and present will whet readers' appetites for more adventure and intrigue, and will leave them wanting more. The author weaves mythic history with a bit of action, murder and, of course, spice.... Perfect for those craving a bit of intrigue and history." —RT Reviews (top pick)

"Sweeping in scope and full of action and danger, this well-constructed historical fantasy takes an original look at the nature of creativity. If Nicholas is slightly mustache-twirly in his evilness, the compelling 'immortal muse' Perenelle more than compensates." —Library Journal

"A masterpiece of historical fantasy.... Those looking for a sure-footed, exciting, and thoroughly rewarding race through the history of creativity in the past several centuries--and who doesn't want that?--will not be alone in finding this a book to thrill the passions and mind alike. It is a terrific fantasy, a superlative historical read, and a tragic romance all in one. Highly Recommended!" —SFRevu

"Fascinating and compelling, this might find some award nods." —Philadelphia Weekly Press

"A unique exploration of art, passion, and love." —Heroes and Heartbreakers