Madrigal

Madrigal

by Jennifer Linforth

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ISBN-13: 9780981557335
Publisher: Highland Press
Publication date: 09/21/2008
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 0.61(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)
Age Range: 15 Years

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Madrigal 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Lourdesmont More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to the original Phantom of the Opera by my mother and fell in love with the story. I have read other stories regarding Phantom and this story is faithful to the original. The author did a good deal of research and her efforts shine. This story has it all! There are the managers who are not as intelligent as they think. The bad guy would make an excellent candidate for an FBI profiler. There are the original characters we have grown to love and the author treats them with respect for which this reader was very grateful! Christine is ditzy and still confused as to where her heart lies. Raoul is a loving man unable to see past the blinders he wears when it comes to his wife. Erik is slightly mad, still dangerous and yearning for a life he thinks is beyond his reach. And playing the music of her life through all of theirs is the original character of Anna. She is independent and feisty and vulnerable all at the same time. She makes each of the original characters look deep into their hearts and confront the secrets they hold there while running from her own past and secrets. All the main characters are flawed - none of them completely good or completely evil. They all have personal motivations for their actions that make perfect sense to them. Bottom line? They are human and that is what makes this story so compelling. There is enough romance and thrills and action and danger to satisfy every reader - every type of Phantom fan - at least until the next two books!
Wentworth31 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This was my second experience reading a novel that can be classified as "Phan" fiction (my first having been Susan Kay's well-known work Phantom) but I was not disappointed. The plot was thought out in excellent detail and thoroughly engaging. I must have plowed through it in a matter of two or three days because it was so fascinating. Ms. Linforth did her homework with the research behind the book - not only with the character of the Phantom but French culture and society at that time. She struck the right balance (an extremely difficult one to achieve) between originality and "keeping faith" to the original Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Although some reviewers in other places have derided the main female lead character, Anna, as "too perfect" and "unbelievable," I have to disagree. Without giving too much away for those who are interested in reading this book, Anna has grown up and survived in a brutal world that has forced her to mature quickly and also survive by any means possible. (Think of her almost as a parallel to Eponine or Fantine in Les Miserables). This background, therefore, makes it more than feasible that she can, for example, perform simple surgery. My one critique has nothing to do with the plot, writing quality or characterization. It is simply in the poor editing, which I blame more on the publisher than on the author. This may be due in part to the fact I read this as an e-book, not in actual paper print so there may have been more errors? I am not entirely sure. I have since read the other two sequels to this first book and they contain much fewer errors. This seems to confirm my suspicion that the publisher did not do a complete job in editing this piece.
RtB on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Reviewed by RobinReview copy provided by Highland Press PublishingI¿ve always wondered what could have happened had Erik found a new life. In the Phantom we know that Christine and Raoul go off get married and so on. I fell in love with the mysterious Phantom and wanted him to find love. In Madrigal Ms. Linforth carries on the story where it left off. Giving Erik a chance to redeem himself and move on with his life and his work. You meet old friends and make new ones as Ms. Linforth takes us on an amazing journey of where the Phantom left off. I fell in love from the start and was so caught up that I didn¿t want to ever have this wonderful story to stop. This is definitely a must read for Phantom lovers everywhere that have always wondered what could have happened if¿ Praise to Ms. Linforth for bringing the `Mysterious Magic¿ of the Phantom back again and seducing the reader with each page. Not knowing what to expect I simply fell in love with the continuation of Erik¿s Story. How his life changes after Christine Daae marries Raoul. For anyone who loves the romance and history behind the Phantom will enjoy this enthralling story of what may have happened next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book truthfuly deserves three stars max. The book could have been written by a talented 7-12 grade student. It had great metaphors but repeated phrases time and time again. It reads like a common fanfiction that can be found on the internet. If you want a GOOD phantom book, read the original Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Lerox or Phantom by Susan Kay.
RtBBlog More than 1 year ago
Reviewed By~Robin Review Copy Provided By~Publisher I’ve always wondered what could have happened had Erik found a new life. In the Phantom we know that Christine and Raoul go off get married and so on. I fell in love with the mysterious Phantom and wanted him to find love. In Madrigal Ms. Linforth carries on the story where it left off. Giving Erik a chance to redeem himself and move on with his life and his work. You meet old friends and make new ones as Ms. Linforth takes us on an amazing journey of where the Phantom left off. I fell in love from the start and was so caught up that I didn’t want to ever have this wonderful story to stop. This is definitely a must read for Phantom lovers everywhere that have always wondered what could have happened if… Praise to Ms. Linforth for bringing the ‘Mysterious Magic’ of the Phantom back again and seducing the reader with each page. Not knowing what to expect I simply fell in love with the continuation of Erik’s Story. How his life changes after Christine Daae marries Raoul. For anyone who loves the romance and history behind the Phantom will enjoy this enthralling story of what may have happened next.
Mistressoftheheart More than 1 year ago
I have been a reader/devourer of Phantom sequels since I fell in love with the original years and years ago. I was reluctant to order this series because it is rare to find a sequel that lives up to my standards...(this may also have to do with my deep hatred for Christine and Raoul.) However, when I started reading this book, I was drawn in by the writing style and the loyalty to the original. I felt as if I was reading something that Leroux wrote from the dead. To be fair, the plot wasnt quite as realistic as I would have liked and the characters (besides Erik) lacked something... Overall, I enjoyed reading this as well as its sequel.