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Music of the Night

(Tower Knights #1)

3.60  ·  Rating details ·  228 ratings  ·  86 reviews
A haunted tower, a mysterious instructor and the lure of the music of the night. . .

After the death of her father, Aria is left penniless and destitute. To avoid working the streets she becomes the ward of a Count and moves to a remote town called High Tower.

High Tower is a gloomy place with one vivid attraction: the theater. Lords and ladies come from afar to be seduced b
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published February 15th 2021
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✩ Yaz ✩
3 - ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Music of the Night is a gothic romance inspired by the Phantom of the Opera.

My fingers moved, catching the cadence of the wordless song as though it were the wail of a creature in profound anguish, crying for what it suffered, yearning for solace just out of reach. It tugged on my heartstrings, as though the call were for me and me alone, as though I could answer it and bring it comfort.

The story follows Aria, daughter of a wealthy merchant whom went from riches to rags after they lost
Feb 22, 2021 rated it liked it
2.5 rounded 3

The premise of the book is great and the first chapters are interesting. The plot becomes more and more predictable (I knew about the grand secret since the first chapters). The pace is too fast, I didn't have time to connect with the characters and the story itself developed in a way that didn't give me the time to enjoy everything that was happening.

The main problem for me has been the world building. We only know about the palace and the tower, but nothing about the kingdom or ci
Feb 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
A lovely story and I like the MCs. Its safe and the story is interesting. I was a little confused but it makes more sense towards the ending of the book.
Victoria BookLover
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh boy I read that entirely too fast lol.

Thank you thank you so much to Angela Ford for gifting me a copy of this book early so that my impatient, Karen ass didn’t have to complain all the way up until the release date about not having one🤣.

Moving on to the actual review...

I went into Music of the Night not really remembering the synopsis because I read it the once and moved on with my life. I think going into this with little to no knowledge was actually a good idea, however, because it allowe
Feb 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Do not hesitate to follow your heart, to find the music that will set you free."

A gothic retelling of The Phantom of The Opera musical that swept me off my feet. And I admit I loved it even more than the original tale.

In Music of the Night, Angela Ford managed to not only capture the heart of the original tale, but also bring it to life with music. Poignant and powerful music, hushed and sweet, yet filled with a desperate longing, just as the tale itself.

After the death of her father, Aria
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely enjoyed this book which has a theme very similar to The Phantom of the Opera but with extra fantasy aspects added to make it even more interesting. Aria is left destitute when her father dies, and from a pampered life of a rich young girl she finds herself penniless and homeless. A distant relative, Count Zorik turns up and saves her by offering her a home in his castle if she earns her keep by working in his theatre. She is chosen as a dancer but her heart is not in it as she would ...more
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Apr 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rate:  5/ 5 stars

The fact that this was compared to the Phantom of the Opera is what made me want to read this book in the first place. I loved PotO and any music related book in general so of course I had to read it and it did not disappoint one bit! It was so good and steamy (for a fantasy book), and just so entertaining. I loved that there was a mystery surrounding the tower and what was happening at the theatre! It was all so compelling and just made the read incredible!! And it was a pret
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I don’t think my review can do this book justice because this book was phenomenal. From the beginning until the end, it kept me intrigued. My attention never stray from whatever is happening in this book. This is a very quick read since the length of the book isn’t too long. It was quite short and simple but it extremely captured my attention.

This is an adult steamy fantasy romance story in a gothic setting featuring a bigger mystery that has yet to be solved which include ancient curses. Also,
What can I say I was swept away by this book. As a fan of The Musical Phantom of The Opera I was eager to get a ARC Copy of Music Of Night . It's actually named after one Of my favorite songs of the Musical. Angela J Ford didn't disappoint with this retelling of the famous musical. She managed to capture both the mysteriousness of the Phantom in Uriah and the love of music and curiosity in Aria just like Christine. But what the musical didn't have is the magic of Music and the dark creatures of ...more
Jan 30, 2021 rated it it was amazing
*I received an e-ARC copy for an honest review*

Music of the Night is definitely a book that caters to my taste. It has Phantom of the Opera vibes, it's sexy, and it's a pleasant read for one sitting. I binged this book in one night, and loved it.

I thought it would be darker than it was, but it was still a charming love story with magical elements, music, and immortality. Aria and Uriah were charming through and through. I loved Uriah's struggle between freeing himself and trying to not fall in
Mar 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Though sometimes this book feels rushed, I did enjoy it.
Feb 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A different spin on The Phantom of the Opera

This book caught my attention by the title...or was it the Phantom of the Opera & Beauty and the Beast reference...or was it the amazing cover (both the paperback and hardback cover)? Or maybe all 3, lol.

This is the first book that I read by Ms. Ford. Wow! I fell in love with the book within the first couple of pages. The descriptions throughout the book, both of the locations and the people were so vivid, so clear that I could close my eyes and see
Thais • tata.lifepages •
Mar 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Sing. Lady Aria. Sing for your life."

Music of the Night is an alluring and seductive retelling of The Phantom of the Opera that had me longing to be able to sing. The dark and mysterious Uriah hides many secrets that had me flipping pages eagerly to find out more about him. A powerful curse is in play, and Aria of Solynn finds herself entangled with not only the curse but also the fascinating Uriah.

After the death of her father, Aria who was once a lady with many friends and luxuries has her
Feb 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
(2/01/2021) 5 stars.

Thank you Angela J Ford for an arc of this lovely novel! Music of the Night is a sexy, magical retelling of Phantom of the Opera that leaves you yearning for a dark and mysterious lover of your own.

Filled with angst and love, Music of the Night follows Aria, a dancer and ward of Count Zorik. Her dream is to be the lead singer of the Count’s shows in order to escape a seemingly inevitable fate of being married off. Aria is a great heroine; she knows herself and her goals and
Feb 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story and stayed up late to finish the book. Aria suffers from personal tragedy and is able to "escape" a life of destitute by going to live with a distant relative, Zorik at High Tower Castle. Aria dreams of singing but is stuck as a dancer at the castle. Aria hears music coming from the distant watchtower and is drawn to it, even though everyone tells her the watchtower is haunted by a ghost. There she finds Uriah, a man with a dark past but a beautiful singing voice. She ...more
Feb 18, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much Rockstar Book Tours and Angela J. Ford for the free review copy!

This was such a fun read. I loved the romance so much! The plot was so intriguing that I couldn't put it down. I loved the music aspect of this. It was also a quick read which I felt worked really well!

I am obsessed with this cover. It is absolutely gorgeous. I also really liked the writing style, it made it quick and easy to read!

Recommend if you like: Music, Romance, Steam.
Gaby Cresswell ♡
Feb 18, 2021 rated it it was ok
1.5 estrellas
The insta love is strong with this one 🙄
Jyvur Entropy
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness. WOW.

This book was INCREDIBLE. And if you've read any of my other book reviews, you know I don't go around blowing smoke. I'm a harsh reader. It takes a really incredible book for me to want to gush about it the way I want to gush about this book.

First of all, let's take a second to swoon over that beautiful cover.

That dress! That embrace! The handsome male lead and the ephemerally beautiful female lead, with her dark wavy locks flowing behind her. So pretty! And the glossy gold
Jan 13, 2021 marked it as to-read
Listen if I see anything Phantom of the Opera then I am more than bound to read it!!!!!!
Feb 22, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, romance
This story is a fantasy romance twist on Phantom of the Opera, and while I confess I've never read Phantom of the Opera, a quick Google search showed me the similarities between the two. I imagine someone more familiar with the story of Phantom of the Opera than I would be able to draw more parallels and find the story a bit more appealing.

This story follows a young woman named Aria, the daughter of a wealthy merchant who finds herself in dire straits when her father suddenly passes away. A coun
Feb 27, 2021 rated it liked it
Hello fellow humans!

This is only my second review on Goodreads, so I might have a bit of a hard time writing it, because I don't have any experience with writing reviews.

English is not my first language so feel free to correct anything.

First of all I want to mention that I think the cover looks AMAAAZING! That's what drove me to it the first time I saw it. I follow the author on Instagram, and this is the second book of hers i've read.
I have never read the phantom of the opera, so I don't have
Maria Elena | _mkarys
Actual Rating: 4.5 stars

Check my fan. I think I’m overheating. (If you got the Iko reference, I love you.)

I have found the perfect read to feed my romance-loving heart. Music of the Night intrigued me since I first saw the artist share the cover on her page. The artwork is stunning, and artwork plus the mention of mysterious men in the synopsis are enough to sell me on a book. Furthermore, this book is a Phantom of the Opera retelling, and though it’s been a long time since I last saw the movie,
Chiara | _ckarys
MUSIC OF THE NIGHT is a real treat for fans of The Phantom of the Opera in all its renditions and for fans of retellings in general. It follows Aria, the daughter of a wealthy merchant left penniless after her father’s death. She is taken in by Count Zorik, a distant relative and owner of an exclusive theater. Though the Count could secure her a good marriage, Aria’s heart is in music, and she is able to secure a deal which grants her a year to work in the theater and nurture her singing talent ...more
Komal Hashmi
Mar 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much, @divine_tours & @aford21, for giving me this opportunity of reading & reviewing #musicofthenight, a retelling of The Phantom of the Opera.

I have not read #thephantomoftheopera yet, but I skimmed through its synopsis before reading this book.

It is a beautiful, bold, mysterious & gripping retelling of the classic. It focuses on the power of the music, which is melancholy but enchanting. It is a tale of a girl, Aria, who is the daughter of a rich merchant but fell under the misf
Michael Murphy
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The blurb for this book presents a good outline of the story. Ms. Ford has a great talent for vivid descriptions; she paints beautiful pictures with words. She is a master world-builder and deeply develops her characters so the reader is immediately drawn into the story and feels involved in it.

The town of High Tower is a dreary place, engulfed by a dense fog, as if it were under an evil spell which does not allow sunlight to penetrate. Every evening, strange, powerful organ music can be heard
Feb 21, 2021 rated it really liked it
After her family name is ruined and she is left with no money, Aria is taken to High Tower Castle by Count Zorik who runs a theatre. To repay the Count for his charity, Aria becomes a dancer, but her true passion is to sing. When she is seduced by the sorrowful music coming from the haunted Tower at night, she finds that the ghost she thought lived there, is a mysterious and brooding man wearing a mask. "He has the gift she sought". His singing magically makes flowers grow so she asks him to tra ...more
Apr 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
First of all, I wanna preface this by saying that I'm OBSESSED with The Phantom of the Opera (the musical and the movie one bc I haven't read the book yet). And this book gave me all the feels. I love this concept and I like how the author shaped the Opera Ghost.

It was so mesmerizing. I was entranced and in awe the whole time I was reading it. The plot was fast-paced and surely a page-turner. It's so well-done that the flow of the story just falls into place. Mind you, this book was just 200+ p
Nora Swerbinsky
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This could very possibly be my favorite book of the year.

There was not a single thing that I disliked about this book. Romance is not my usual genre but oh my goodness I need to start reading more fantasy romance, especially from this author.

Every single one of these characters had their own personality and little quirks, even the less prominent ones.

The romance was incredible, it was just the right amount of Aria and Uriah lusting after each other and actually being together. They didn't imme
R.L. Davennor
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic and clever blend of Beauty and the Beast and The Phantom of the Opera. As a lifelong Phantom fan, lover of fairytales and retellings, and someone who prefers steam in my romance, I knew I'd enjoy this.

I will admit that the book began slow for me, but I really enjoyed getting to know the world and the characters. Uriah and Aria were perfect for one another, and their relationship felt very natural. The story picked up a lot of steam (literally) halfway through, and I had a lo
Kathleen Velasco
Mar 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
“I don’t deserve you,” he whispered. “After all I’ve done, my past still haunts me, and knowing I’ve been given a second chance to re-live my life leaves me eternally grateful. If you’ll have me, if you’ll stay with me, marry me, I will treasure you from this point on, for you are my heart now. You taught me to sing from love, and not only did it break the curse… It made me reborn.”

The book was inspired by phantom of the opera. I cant say how similar or different it is because I’ve never seen or
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Angela J. Ford is a bestselling epic fantasy author who has sold over 30,000 copies and has had over 10 million page reads in Kindle Unlimited. Her books have been ranked bestsellers in multiple categories.
She enjoys traveling, hiking, and playing World of Warcraft with her husband. First and foremost, Angela is a reader and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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