Immortal Muse (Hardcover)

By Stephen Leigh

Daw Books Inc. Elizabeth R. Wollheim Sheila E, 9780756409562, 535pp.

Publication Date: March 4, 2014



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

Praise For Immortal Muse

"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--and has this reader wondering why I'm only discovering him now. This is definitely a Top Pick! perfect for those craving a bit of intirgue and history." -- RT Reviews (Top Pick)

"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." -- Publishers Weekly

Immortal Muse is an unforgettable tale that sweeps readers from 1300s Paris to modern-day New York.” – Risingshadow