Release Date:April 2009
Book Preview: "Chrysalis"
A mortal born into a family of Magicals, Bree begins questioning everything and everyone around her. The prophecy told at her birth speaks of a Chosen One; the last and greatest of a long line of Chosen Ones charged with saving both the Mortal and Magical worlds. Bree must face this reality and life with her new family; a clan of vampires protecting her. The sorceress, Esmeralda, will stop at nothing until this Chosen One is dead. None could then oppose her and she would be free to rid the world of all mortals. Will Bree awaken the hidden powers and find inner strength needed to save the world?
This is a fascinating and captivating story of love, passion, politics, and magic. The author blends many legends and myths, and it works. She writes like an artist, with bright colors and crisp details when needed, and careful contrasting use of shadowy glimpses of things to come. --- Reviewed by Doni Miller, St. Louis, 10/3/09
"Chrysalis - The Awakening” by M.L. Lacy is one of the best novels I have read in quite a while. In Book 1 in the series, Lacy brings to life the coming together of Magicals, Vampires and even a few Werewolves. The story is just magnificent. --- Reviewed by Gina Holland for RebeccasReads (6/09)
‘Chrysalis: The Awakening’ is an intriguing addition to the fantasy genre. I highly recommend you start this series right now, as Bree awakens! Hey, everybody needs a little magic in their lives—Oh My! Seriously, readers, if you love fantasy, then you will indeed enjoy Chrysalis: The Awakening by M. L. Lacy --- G. A. Bixler - Independent Professional Book Reviewer (5/09)
M.L. Lacy has written a powerful fantasy novel with “Chrysalis: The Awakening.” Incorporating a variety of magical elements into her story makes it a very enjoyable escape. Underlying the drama of having to save the world, there is also a deeper theme for the heroine. Bree’s human experiences have taught her to value her humanity. Even as she is beginning the process of becoming a very powerful immortal, a Chosen One, Bree still has to reconcile her human values with her new understanding of immortal values. I found this aspect of the story to be extremely interesting and well written. I truly enjoyed this novel and highly recommend it. I look forward to reading the continuing series. --- Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views (6/09).
Brad began the story, “We had just gotten back from the spring gathering and Bill wanted us all to come over and meet the little bundle we were all charged with protecting. All four of us went. Bill held her but she wouldn’t take her eyes off Steven. Bill would get up and walk around with her and she’d stretch and turn to keep Steven in her view. Hell, she was only six months, but something about him caught her eye and that was that.”
Brad shook his head as he laughed, “She’d let us hold her, or she’d sit on our laps, but if Steven left the room, her eyes stayed on the door until he came back. When she could walk, she’d get down off of whoever’s lap she was on and go find him. I think Gina was the only woman, other than her mother, aunt, or grandmother she would let hold her. Bree watched Madalyn but I don’t think she was too sure about her,” Brad teased, and Madalyn just hissed a smirk at him and bared her needle sharp fangs. Brad’s easy-going manner started a slow simmer as Madalyn retracted her pointed canines and sat back.
Rick ignored her little stunt, she wasn’t going to gain any points with Brad by doing that, and Rick knew Brad would deal with her attitude, so he continued telling Sandy the story. “During the early years we were around her as ourselves, but as she got older we had to be around her as kids. They were worried she’d start questioning the age differences. Gina made a comment one day, and I’m sure it made Martha...that’s Bree’s mother, mad. Gina had teased that she and Bill ought to just raise Bree.