Angel of Music

Angel of Music

by D. M. Bernadette

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ISBN-13: 9781401044855
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Pages: 564
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.26(d)

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Angel of Music 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've only read the sample so far, yet i love this selection a lot! And adding that im only ten, this will entertain many people young and old. If your reading this, your wasting your time when you could be treading the story! Anyone will love this, especially if they have read the first book or have seen the first movie, "Phantom of the Opra". Enjoy the story!!! =)
Guest More than 1 year ago
One word to discribe this is book : Wonderful!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful continuation of the Phantom of the Opera. Having read this book, I felt as it took me right in to the action. For one that loves romance and drama, I would highly recommend reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have long enjoyed the Phantom of the Opera in it's many forms. This new tale confides the intimate details of his adult life in a gloriously precise manner. The romance described in the 'Angel of Music' is very old fashioned and causes one to yearn for such a love. If you've ever felt the slightest compassion or the least curiosity about the tortured soul with the deformed face...then you must have this book.
schatzi on LibraryThing 21 days ago
I wrote this review several years ago.***spoiler alert***Having read the stellar reviews of this book, I bought it and eagerly awaited for it to arrive. I love Phantom of the Opera spin-offs, even though I have yet to read one that I think is true to either Leroux or ALW, and I was hoping to be impressed by this one. Sadly enough, I wasn't.The book is set directly after Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical ends. Having read Leroux and seen the musical almost fifty times, let me first say that I have NEVER doubted that Raoul loves Christine. In this book, however, Raoul suddenly becomes very out of character and turns into a drunken jerk. Many fan fiction writers seem to use this cheap ploy to get Christine and Erik back together again, and I'm tired of reading about it. Perhaps they feel that they can only get Christine and Erik together if they write Raoul horribly out of character - that says something.So now that the author has conveniently eliminated Raoul as a romantic rival by zapping his true character and replacing him with his evil twin, Christine leaves him and returns to the Opera to get the monkey music box that once belonged to Erik - oh, I'm sorry, the Angel of Music (AoM). Poor Erik isn't called by his name in this book; only one character knows his name, and he doesn't even say why he knows it when no one else does. It apparently wasn't enough to rob Erik of his personality - his name must be taken away too.Anyway, Christine manages to make her way down to the AoM's lair and finds him there. She initially thinks he's dead but once she discovers he's alive, she is determined to make him better. She enlists the help of her conveniently-never-mentioned-until-now-but-so-dear-to-her-heart friend, Dr. Joseph Graham, and somehow AoM survives. AoM decides to see if he can convince Christine to love him - except this time he's going to use romance instead of intimidation. Throw in a priest and a marriage, and that's the book in a nutshell.The author needs an editor very badly; the numerous punctuation errors were quite distracting, especially the author's fondness of commas. After one hundred glaring punctuation errors, I gave up and stopped counting for the sake of my sanity, but I was still irritated by the numerous spelling errors and incorrect verb tenses.I never got involved with this story; there was just something about how the book was written. I felt as I was being told the story, rather than being allowed to immerse myself in it. The pacing was confusing; the first few chapters dragged but by the end of the book years were passing by with just a sentence or two to mark them.The characterizations, or should I say lack of them, are horrible. AoM is just a shadow of his former self - gone is his allure, his power, his charm. He's just a devoted puppy who runs after Christine and begs for attention. Once in a while things get interesting, but it's always too little, too late. Christine is even worse; she is a complete child and never grows up in this book. She had no reason to act mature; if things didn't go her way, she'd pout like a spoiled brat and enlist the aid of the priest and/or the doctor to back her up and make AoM see the error of his ways, for she was always right and anyone who disagreed with her was always wrong. I swear, if I EVER again have to read about how beautiful Christine is and how ugly AoM is (and how he should never forget this), I will scream. Raoul, as I have previously mentioned, was apparently taken over by his evil twin. The doctor is a classic Sue - he's a combination psychic/psychologist, for he seemed to know what everyone was thinking and how they could solve all of their problems with ease.This book really enforces the prejudice against self-published authors, and with good reason. I have read much better fan fiction for free online, and I have read fan fiction of the same poor caliber for free as well. Do yourself a favor - skip this book and spend your money on something else.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It gave the perfect ammount of story after Raoul and Chistine leave. amazing!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contained way too much unneccessary narrative and not enough dialogue. I would recommend this book only if you have incurable insomnia as it put me to sleep on an airplane and other occasions as well. There were way too many pages for a novel of this emotional shallowness. It could have been told in half the length and with twice the feeling if only the characters had engaged in more dialogue. It had its moments but they were few and far between. Narrative is fine for documentary, not for a sweeping romantic story. A laughable attempt at high drama in my opinion. 'Epic proportions'? I think not!