Friday, October 13, 2017

Review ~ LIGHT OF THE SPIRIT by Lisa Kessler


Light of the Spirit (The Muse Chronicles, #4)
by: Lisa Kessler
Series: The Muse Chronicles
Genre: Urban Fantasy Romance
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Publisher: Lisa’s Lair


The gods never sleep...

As the mortal vessel for the Muse of Comedy, Lia Youlos lights up every room with laughter and smiles. But there are darker forces at work, and they want to snuff out her light forever.

Cooper Hanover is a hardworking paramedic who healed Lia after a fire, but something happened that day, something medical science couldn't explain. And if he doesn't figure out how it works soon, the next healing could kill him.

Lia's smile and sharp wit tempt him to love again, and he's not going to let anyone, not even the gods, take her from him.

The Prophecy - "Every generation the nine daughters of Zeus are reborn, and with their rebirth are also nine Guardians. They will be marked by the gods, and given gifts to protect his treasure. Their abilities will only be unlocked when they find their muse."



I absolutely LOVE Lisa Kessler’s Muse Chronicles series.  The series combines the present day world with Greek mythology.  It isn’t necessary to have knowledge of Greek mythology before reading this series.  In my opinion, I think it’s better if you don’t.

I previously said that the third book, Breath of Passion was a game changer for the series.  It was, but Light of the Spirit takes the events of Breath of Passion and expands on them.  I’ve read all four books and I believe they can be read as standalones.  However, I think that some events in Light of the Spirit will be more clear and understandable if you read Breath of Passion first.

Lia Youlos was destined to be a muse from birth.  Her Greek parents even named her Thalia, after the Muse of Comedy.  In this generation of muses, Lia just so happens to be the Muse of Comedy; making people smile and laugh is her passion.  After feeling responsible for the death of his sister, Cooper Hanover changed from the easy going, fun-loving guy he use to be be.  He’s now almost always serious and has pretty much forgotten what it’s like to laugh and smile.  He’s a paramedic for Crystal City and he loves what he does.  

Lia and Cooper first meet when the theater Lia and her muse sisters are restoring catches fire. Something extraordinary happens that night, but it results in Cooper landing in the hospital. Now, he feels a little rattled and is afraid to return to the job he loves.  It seems that something big is on the horizon and the gods need Cooper to be the guardian he was chosen to be.

Light of the Spirit reveals some surprising information regarding the muses and The Order of the Titans who are a group that has been around as long as the various nine daughters of Zeus.  The Order needs to stop the muses who want to inspire mankind through arts and science.  Their ultimate goal is to release the Titans from their prison of Tartarus and bring back the Golden Age of Man.  Things are changing and old enemies unite as a new enemy emerges.  I can’t wait for Devoted to Destiny, the next book in this series.

**Received a copy of the book from the author and reviewed voluntarily.**

Rating: 5

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The Muse Chronicles Series:

Lure of Obsession ~ Review
Legend of Love ~ Review
Breath of Passion ~ Review

Don’t miss Devoted to Destiny, book  coming January 8, 2018


Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.



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