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Immortal Muse by Stephen Leigh
Cover Artist: Tim O'Brien
Review by Drew Bittner
DAW Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756409562
Date: 04 March 2014 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK

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Camille Kenny is the darling of the Bent Calliope Group--a collective of artists in lower Manhattan who've attracted the attention of a brilliant young photographer. It is dangerous for Camille to fall in love, but she may have no choice.

Hundreds of years past, in Paris, Perenelle unlocks the mysteries of alchemy while her famous husband, Nicolas Flamel, masters the power of magic. A chance discovery will set these two on an improbable destiny across centuries, continents and lifetimes--to a reckoning in the streets of New York.

From official release/information:

Product Description: 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, with two people bound together in enmity and fury. Magic and science melded together into one, and an array of the famous and infamous, caught up unawares in an ages-long battle.

Immortal Muse is a tale that takes the reader on a fascinating journey from Paris of the late 1300s with the alchemists Perenelle and Nicolas Flamel, to contemporary New York City. Along the way, there are interludes with Bernini in Rome in 1635; with Vivaldi in Venice of 1737; with Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier and Robespierre in the Paris of the French Revolution; with William Blake and John Polidori in 1814; with Gustav Klimt in fin de siècle Vienna; with Charlotte Salomon in WWII France.  And in modern-day New York, a complicated dance of love and violence finally brings a resolution to the centuries-old deadly feud.

(Source: DAW)

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