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Beyond the Masque
Burdened from birth with a facial deformity, musical genius Erik Gautier once strove to master humanity, but now he struggles to accept love from the woman who once betrayed him.
Paperback, 708 pages
Published 2008 by Granite Publishing & Distribution
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I tried, I really did, but by chapter two I started skimming because Christine's reason for dumping her finacee' and returning to the Opera Ghost is weak: "I desire to learn FROM you, be taught BY you..." I kept waiting for conflict to move the plot along, like a jealous Raoul growing a pair and fighting for his woman but, alas, nothing really happens. As a wise author once said, a misunderstanding which can be resolved in a single conversation is not a major conflict. Erik and Christine's bigge ...more
I have tried sooo hard to finish this book. The fact that I started this in August kind of proves that. I have got half way through but I just can't finish it. The character's voices just don't ring true for me and some of the stuff they say just goes way over my head. I love the idea of this kind of continuation - where Christine goes back to the phantoms layer - but it was such a trial to get into.