About this book
The international-thriller writer takes an unusual new direction with a sequel to the Gaston Leroux classic "Phantom of the Opera", which sees the deformed but brilliant denizen of the Paris Opera House shipped off to a new life in America. There, he begins in poverty and misery but succeeds in carving out a position of unexpected power. Wonderfully romantic drama that will be lapped up by fans of both the book and musical.
It was 1882 when Antoinette Giry took her daughter to the funfair at Neuilly. There, in a cage, she saw a manacled creature whose tormented eyes shone from a grotesquely deformed face. Antoinette freed him and cured his wounds. The creature, Erik, whose hideous face hid a brilliant brain of near-genius, was now to become the Phantom of the Opera.