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3.63  ·  Rating details ·  224 ratings  ·  31 reviews
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Another chapter in the life of the infamous Phantom of the Opera continues, as he leaves Paris and moves to Malta in search of a new beginning. Clothed in secrecy, he purchases The Royal Opera House in Valletta, which has been destroyed by a devastating fire. In an attempt to bury the pain of his past, the burned out shell becomes his new obsession. He is dete
Paperback, 250 pages
Published by Holland Legacy Publishing (first published July 6th 2010)
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Kindle freebies carry a certain stigma. The titles are believed poorly written and horribly edited. It is sad but by and large I can’t disagree with the perception. My kindle library is littered with free lit, most of which I can’t claim to have particularly enjoyed. The Phantom of Valletta is an exception. I have my criticisms but they are of little consequence. Hopkins’ work is fabulous.

Rachel Thompson
Jul 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
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Paisley Stewart
Jan 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As an avid Phantom of the Opera fan I've decided to start reading a few of the independently authored novels within the Phantom genre. I chose this one as my first because Vicki is a personal friend and has actively supported other Phantom authors and artists in their own endeavors. I very much enjoyed the cleaver plotting of The Phantom of Valletta, which made the characters taken from the original novel, fresh, while at the same time...they are familiar enough to feel like old friends. Ms Hopk ...more
Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: phantom, summer
I would have given it 5 stars for the idea of it alone, which is brilliant, the delivery though was weak I thought. This could have gone on for a series.

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If you are a fan of Phanfictions and the Webber show, I would highly recommend it for an enjoyable, for
Cecilia Grech
Feb 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! A must read!
Jeannie Mancini
Mar 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Vickie Hopkins’ sequel to the Phantom of the Opera titled the Phantom of Valletta is an ingenious fictional debut. Taking up where Gaston Leroux left off at the end of his classic story, Hopkins begins her evocative tale with Erik still alive after the Opera House fire in Paris. Finding an interesting advertisement in the morning newspaper that peaks Erik’s interest into believing that maybe there is still hope for him yet, he devises a plan to resurrect his soul and his love of music. Across th ...more
Jalisse Micallef
After lots of thinking and numerous battles against my urge which is constantly thirsty for more "Phantom of the Opera", I gave in to searching more about its independent sequels by different authors. It may sound daft to even mention such an internal conflict, but you see, this wonderful story will always be my favourite, or shall I say, my precious "obsession", and thus I was very much scared of the changes any sequel would surely have the power to make in my perspective to the story. However, ...more
Jan 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
From the Militant Recommender Book Review Blog:

Christine is gone. Erik has freed her to marry Raoul. Now, alone in his lair, he despairs, feeling he must be dying of love, or the loss of it anyway. Then... an opportunity presents itself. The Royal Opera House of Valletta in Malta has been destroyed by fire and Erik decides to purchase it and give it, and himself, a new lease on life. Together with the Persian's servant, Darius, and Madame Andrea Giry, his
Jade aka MrsTosh
I have had mixed minds about this book since downloading it and still after reading it.

Being a huge fan of the Phantom on paper and on stage I had high expectations. Whilst I enjoyed the book and who doesn't love a happy ending and the tale as old as time, beauty and the beast love story. I didn't find myself liking this version of the phantom as much as the tortured, sad, scared, loveless soul I have come to feel so much love and empathy for. Maybe it is because he became Erik and started to d
Sep 01, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
This was a very enjoyable read. An interesting idea on how the Phantom made a new life be going to Valetta, Malts to restore their burned out Opera House. He takes Mme. Giry( meg has married) and the Persians servant Darius with him. At first, he is very disagreeable, and makes his two friends wonderf if they should have come with him. But then he discovers a young girl who wants to learn the violin. He is again in his element. But there are psople who still wish to harm him, and notes and other ...more
I loved the book and musical of The Phantom Of The Opera, so I was intrigued to read this sequel to it. But, as soon as I read this sentence in the first chapter, I knew that I shouldn't set my expectations too high - "Life was a bit dull, until a certain young woman by the name of Christine Daae caught my eye." Life was a bit dull - that's how the Phantom, the Angel of Music, the operatic genius describes his tortured life before he met Christine - really? And then, near the end, was the passag ...more
Stephanie Kline
Sep 08, 2012 rated it liked it
This was an enjoyable story about life for the Phantom of the Opera after the end of Gaston Leroux's famous novel. As a huge Phantom fan, I'm always interested in any Phantom book I can find, and I actually got this one for free via kindle so I was really excited about it. Overall, I thought it was good. A little unrealistic and cheesy at times, especially towards the end, where it seems like the author just wanted to wrap it up as fast as possible and make every character have a happy ending. I ...more
Jennifer C
Aug 26, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Gail Sobin
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this story. The author kept true to the characterization of Erik, the Phantom. He was a tortured man, looking for beauty and love, with much regret with what happened at the Garnier theatre in his quest to have Christine. This story takes him to Malta, where he uses his energies to refurbish a ruined Opera House of Valletta, and in term, meets another mystery woman, Desiree. Without giving away more of the story, let me just say if you enjoyed the story, play or movie of The Phant ...more
Oct 30, 2013 rated it liked it
The Phantom of the Opera is one of my favorite books and my best friend is from Malta so when I saw the Phantom of Valletta I had high expectations. I have to say I was impressed that there is actually a real opera house of Valletta that burned down and it was accurate from that point of view. The storyline of Eric I got bored with about halfway through. I was done with the story and I didn't really care how it ended because it didn't feel true to the original book. ...more
The Reading Hammock |  Erin
A pretty good story, dragged a little in the beginning, but did pick up in the middle. The phantom was fairly believable, though I have not read the original to compare it to. The end felt a little meh, but I did appreciate that he had a chance to make amends with Raoul and Christine before the final curtain call.
Utterly lame fanfiction of Phantom of the Opera. This dumb book makes him survive being killed off by Gaston Leroux (you're not supposed to change the endings of classic tragedy!!!!) And makes him go to an exotic location to build a new Opera house to haunt, and fall in love with Madame Gíry. Puh-leeze! ...more
Jan 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you're a Phantom of the Opera fan, then this book is a must! I absolutely loved it. I wasn't too sure I would until I got a few chapters in, but once Erik (the Phantom) meets Desiree, I couldn't put it down until I was finished. I won't give away any spoilers, but I did cry my eyes out. ...more
Anna Bell
Mar 10, 2013 rated it liked it
An intriguing premise for the book picking up where the Phantom of the Opera left off with a richly imagined and brightly casted new life for the Phantom and his friends as well as some of his victims. Highly recommend!
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have always been a huge fan of The Phantom of the Opera -- both the novel and the musical. This sequel to the novel offered a glimpse into the character of Erik, the "ghost" of the opera and even offered a happily ever after ending for him. Two thumbs up! ...more
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book from the start to almost the end. I felt the author seemed to hurry the last of the book and rather then close the story, it was more like the book was slammed shut. I'm not a fan of hurried up endings. ...more
Feb 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was a continuation to the story of The Phantom of the Opera. I really enjoyed this continuation of the first story. If you like Phantom of the Opera you will enjoy this read also.
Liesl de Swardt
Jul 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not the best Phan-fic, but far from the worst.
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love Phantom of the Opera. The author did a good job. I enjoyed it.
Vicky Tripp
Easy read with good story line.
Al-Haitham Al-Sanie
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Very interesting book a, lovely dialogue that made you feel the words as you are watching characters
Recommend to read
Kathy Maganza
May 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
Somehow, The Phantom of the Opera and a "Happily Everafter" do not go together!! ...more
Dec 30, 2014 rated it liked it
It was ok. Interesting concept but it did not hold my attention. hence the reason it took forever to finish.
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! A must read!
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