Darkness Brings the Dawn: Erik's Storyby Jodi Leisure Minton
What happens to the Phantom of the Opera AFTER the theatre lights come on and you go back to reality? What pathway is open to a self-taught genius, horrifically abused and denied the entity of love, when he flees for his life, catastropic events, many initiated by his own uncontrolled and tyrannical actions, destroying the only home he has ever known. Venturing into an unfamiliar world to invent a new existence, Erik is constantly plagued with haunting recollections of his past, greatly hindering his overwhelming need for a reconciliation of the soul. Will his future be destined, once again, to be that of a man alone, or will he finally find that one person to believe --to make a difference--allowing his heart and soul to heal?
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Once I started reading this book, I absolutly could not put it down. I just had to know what was going to happen next. I am a fast reader which is good because I knew I could not go to sleep until I found out how the story ended. Ms. Minton does an excellent job in drawing the reader into the story of what happens after Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, leaves his lair after Raoul and Christine are gone. The author does a supreme job of keeping the storyline flowing smoothly along. If you loved the movie, you will love this book and want to have it for your own Phantom library.
Despite Minton's assurances in the preface that this is not a "usual romance" in the sense that the book is full of "deep, wrenching, and often dark and brooding thoughts," I am compelled to scoff. This is a usual romance with bad accounts of sex on every other page. The only thing "wrenching" is the writing itself. The book was dull compounded with the painful execution of its telling.
Unless you are a masochist with a penchant for self-torture, stay FAR away.
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