Abendlied: A Novel of The Phantom of the Opera [NOOK Book]

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He thought to lean to one side and be done with it. The exhaustion over fighting his desires for Christine, the constant tug of war with madness coupled with fearing he would destroy the one woman who made him feel alive, was unbearable punishment. "I never believed in Your sincerity of bringing Anna to me. Shocked are we? Surprised for a brief moment I believed?" Erik rolled his head toward the side and pressed his cheek to the stone. His accusatory eyes could have shattered the pinpricks of light across the ...
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Abendlied: A Novel of The Phantom of the Opera

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He thought to lean to one side and be done with it. The exhaustion over fighting his desires for Christine, the constant tug of war with madness coupled with fearing he would destroy the one woman who made him feel alive, was unbearable punishment. "I never believed in Your sincerity of bringing Anna to me. Shocked are we? Surprised for a brief moment I believed?" Erik rolled his head toward the side and pressed his cheek to the stone. His accusatory eyes could have shattered the pinpricks of light across the heavens. "Congratulations, Oh Merciful God, You failed again. Anna can have You and Your Son." He yanked himself upright, his body going rigid with his anger. "I am pleased Philippe is dead!" Spittle flew from sob soaked lips. His mouth spread upward. He may be alone for now, but not forever. There was to be an heir to his kingdom, a child with his mind and his madness. Erik spoke to the shattered stone below with an unblinking stare. "I will have my child, in all his hideous imperfections. I will need no one but him and my music. I will need only his love. As for Christine?" Erik leapt to his feet. The wind flapped his cloak behind him. He leaned into the gust and taunted the streets below like a great yellow-eyed bird ready to swoop on unsuspecting prey. "Our character becomes our destiny. Music, like life, is inexpressible silence without its instrument. Am I not its master? I hold the baton. I will conduct what I want. I will have what I want. What is Erik without Christine?" Leaping back to the roof he retrieved his mask and turned to the opera house, his boots drumming a cadence so the ferryman could dutifully follow. A haunting whisper carried his sadness forward on the wind. "What is Erik without the Phantom?"
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Editorial Reviews

Genius Reviewer
Abendlied is in turns touching, hilarious, heartbreaking, insightful, and just simply incredible. I have read it twice and I will definitely read it again. I am confident in saying that Abendlied is GENIUS. Seriously, one of the best books I have ever read. Thank you, Jennifer Linforth, for an amazing read.
Joyce Foster
Jennifer Linforth has created the ending all phantom lovers wanted for "poor Eric". A love of his own, a life out in the sunshine. The twists and turns of the chase just about drove me crazy! But the stories were made real because nothing the phantom does is easy. Read these books in order and you will find a GREAT love story and just maybe why the phantom is still so real today.
PRN Reviews - Karen Michelle Nutt
Ms. Linforth has written a noteworthy tale about the Phantom. Anna and Erik must learn to trust each other to allow their relationship to flourish. Erik must also learn to put the past behind him before he can accept what Anna offers. In I enjoyed how the author takes the reader back to Erik's life below the opera house to unfold a new tale with the Phantom's friendship with the Phantom's friendship with Comte Philippe de Chagney.
Long and Short Reviews - LAS Reviewer
Ever wondered what happened after Phantom of the Opera finished? Ms. Linforth continues the tale with extreme care and dedication to the original story. This book is a deep and meaningful novel, not to be opened for a light afternoon's read. The writing is superb, well crafted but the contents of the story are dark and more of a literary novel than a romance.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940043344359
  • Publisher: Highland Press Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 718,139
  • File size: 967 KB

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