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Chanson de L'Ange

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Important announcement. This is an earlier edition of Chanson de l'Ange, now out of print and only available through 3rd party sellers. To purchase the new revised 3 part series in both ebook and paperback, visit the Amazon link for Paisley Swan Stewart:

Chanson de l’Ange by Paisley Swan Stewart is an epic retelling of the classic no
Paperback, 638 pages
Published June 24th 2010 by Xlibris Corporation
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Paisley Stewart
Jul 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm the author, but this is the first time I'm actually reading through the entire book! It's not bad! LOL!
Sandi *~The Pirate Wench~*
Thank goodness for snow days! A day to catch up on your book, and what a book to curl up with & finish up on! Let me first say the forward from the author of this was pretty much a "prequel" for me as to how this book would unfold,she laid her heart bare & I felt such powerful emotion behind her words that I knew the same would go into her book. I was not disappointed! This book truly comes from the heart,& threw her words you could feel the love,pain,& torment of Christine & ...more
Jul 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Adults and mature teens.
Recommended to Anne by: The author.
From the first few pages, I found it very hard to put this book down, even to sleep! What a beautiful story and telling. Paisley has a wonderful grasp of the Phantom in all his glory, sorrow and beauty. She has a wonderful idea on Christine Daae, starting with the day her father dies, and working from the time she comes to the Opera house to stay with Mme. Giry and her daughter, Meg. They quickly become dear friends, and Christine, although missing her father terribly, blossoms under their frien ...more
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Chanson de l'Ange : Book One: The Bleeding Rose is a lush, romantic reinterpretation of The Phantom of the Opera. In Ms. Stewart's version Erik hears a voice, from far below in the cellars, he is riveted by it. It is amazingly beautiful and he is haunted by it until he finally discovers who this heavenly instrument belongs to. A sad and lonely little girl, recently orphaned and taken in by the Ballet Mistress, Madame Louise Giry to train as a ballerina and chorus girl and be raised by her alongs ...more
Jul 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
We begin at the funeral of Christine's father, in Christine's point of view, which is something that i have always, always, wanted to experience. Christine is wrecked by the loss of her father at only ten years old, and is taken to live in the opera house...thus begins our tale.

Erik lives in the cellars of the opera house, it's the only place he is safe from the ridicule of the outside world, but he longs for someone to love and share his music with. In Christine, is where he will believe he fi
Nov 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Please note this review is actually for the revised edition of Chanson*** Book 1, Orphan in Winter.

I had been saving this series to read and yes, it was definitely well worth the wait. Although I am more of a Leroux purist and it's obvious from page one that this story is more in line with the Andrew Lloyd Webber/2004 film version of the Phantoms story, this was still an enjoyable read and very nicely plotted. One of the most interesting aspects of this story is the concept that Christine came
Jun 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
You will not be disappointed! You will be captivated from page one! I read the book in 2 days!! I didn't want to put it down. I am actually starting to read it a 2nd time while waiting for the next book to come out. I just love the detail of the start of Christine and Erik's relationship when she first came to the Opera House. Erik's love for this little girl is just amazing! Even the start of Christine and Raoul's relationship when they first met on the beach is just excellent!! As the story un ...more
Jan 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The author's telling of Christine's story comes through with familiarity and an obvious command of the arts that allows the reader to relax and flow with the story. PSS delivers the world of the Opera seamlessly, and I was able to delve right in without any reservation as to the quality of this read. I found it grass-roots POTO, incorporating all the key elements while avoiding - sorry for the word - bastardization. As much as I want Erik to just rip off the mask and proclaim he really is Gerard ...more
Oct 25, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful, emotional novel from the beginning to the end. And it is only the first half!
This is the first Phantom novel that I have read were I can truly say I would have a hard time chosing between the Phantom or Raoul and that for me is something amazing as I usually find Raoul a complete wimp and would go with the Phantom wither he was crazy or not just because he was the best of the both lol. But this novel will truly have you questioning what makes a relationship and just how any differen
Jan 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I watched The Phantom of the Opera movie, but couldn't understand most of what Christine was saying, so I decided to read the book. After scouring through all the different editions on Amazon, this one seemed like the best. Even though I'm a fast reader, it took me awhile to get through this book. I'm glad I stuck with it, because the book just gets better and better. I love the changes that Christine goes through, and that she doesn't always make the obvious choice. I loved the way and the book ...more
Oct 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Best. Christine. I. Have. Ever. Read!
I love how the author took the threads of different Phantom stories and wound them into her own. This book was just wonderful and Christine was just how I imagined her to be. It took me quite some time to find that Christine but now finally someone got her perfect (for me at least) and also Erik is torn between his humanity and his demonic side that he may not be able to control one day. I was just so emotion reading this book! I was crying at one moment and
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a very good re-telling of The Phantom of the Opera through Christine's point of view. I Always have wondered about Christine's character, this story gives you a good image of Christine's character.
May 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book is definetly going to surface your emotions. I recommmend it for those who love Phantom of the Opera.
Chantal Gadoury
Nov 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Let me just say that these books (this series) was fantastic. It gave me everything I had ever dreamed for a "Phantom of the Opera" book. The book begins when Christine is a child, and how the Erik sees her and takes it upon himself to stop her tears. There is this strange love that develops, that . . is felt. I mean, honestly - this book is a book full of feels. You're going to feel sadness and love and anger and . . everything. Paisley Swan Stewart does an amazing job capturing the story and d ...more
Kayla Hensley
Mar 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
The release of The 25th Anniversary of Phantom has given me an insatiable craving for everything Phantom... So far this is shaping up to be a great adaptation!
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Inspired by her favorite author CS Lewis, Paisley Swan Stewart describes herself as a person of magical thinking. She spent her youth performing in musical theater and studying classical voice. She began writing songs and poetry in he
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