The Phantom Returns


Perfect Paperback Verified Purchase. So, I couldn't wait to read it and let me say it was worth the wait! It is a wildly romantic and believable follow-up to what happens after. After Christine leaves the Phantom's lair and marries Raoul, that is. We begin the story with Christine and Raoul visiting the home by the sea, where she and her father lived and played music and sang and where the childhood friends first met.

While searching through some of her father's belongings she finds a trunk of his music including the "Angel of Music" which she pores over and sings She no longer has to 'sing for her supper" he tells her.

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They are now Vicomte and Vicomtesse deChagny and she must live up to that title, for he gave up a lot to marry his "little Lotte" and it's up to her to prove to his family and aristocratic friends that she can fit in their social circles and is not just some opera floozy he fell for.

Sometime later, now in London, Raoul hopes Christine will be accepted by his English friends and not be snubbed as she had been by Parisian society. Making the rounds of a ballroom at one event, she escapes to the balcony outside to get some fresh air when she finds herself swaying to familiar music and then She closes her eyes for a moment and when she opens them again, he is there, the Phantom, then gone in a flash and a swirl of his cape. A red rose left on the balcony.

There is a note attached. It is signed "Erik". Her Angel of Music had a name. What follows is a passionate whirlwind of desire and obsession as Christine must decide whether to take a second chance at the dark and dangerous love still offered to her by Erik or to live out her life in the security that Raoul provides, a titled life but one without music, a life that would slowly destroy her soul.

As for Erik, himself, he is different. He had an experience while traveling after the Opera House's destruction. An encounter with someone that completely changes his life. Will this help him to realize his dream of finally possessing the woman who he still holds in his heart? If you can find it, and it is worth the search, get a copy of the "Phantom's Return" and be prepared to give yourself over completely to this exquisite love story. After fire destroyed the Opera House and cost him the person he cherished most, Erik fell into a depressive state until finding a disfigured man like himself.

The man taught Erik that he could be more than a scarred figure. He didn't have to be a monster.

The Phantom Returns by Stefanie Cole

The man's passing gave Erik a new title, a way to start over and he wanted to do that with Christine. Raoul and Christine are married. Because of her linage, she doesn't fit in his world. Society and his friends are important, causing a riff between the two. Raoul, who once was her savior, has become self-absorbed and controlling.

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Christine, Raoul and their ten-year-old son Gustave arrive in New York and are met by crowds of paparazzi "Christine Disembarks". To ask other readers questions about The Phantom Returns , please sign up. This story starts out with Christine and Raoul married. Also, Raoul cared more about his snobby fans than his wife, whom they shunned. The Phantom Prepares for His Return". Webarchive template wayback links CS1 maint: He is joined by Meg, who tells him she swims each day to wash away the stress of working.

When Christine sees Erik again, she realizes he's changed, but she's still married and there's no way Raoul will let her go. Besides, Erik is still a wanted man. As the story progresses, I found myself caught up in this plot just as I was with the movie. There were times I was irritated with Christine for being such a coward. I wanted to scream "Just pick one already! In the end, she does choose, but not before the story falters slightly towards the end.

Two places come to mind. One was the night after Erik and Christine spent together. When she slapped his face, I felt it was out of character. Yes, she was changing, but that much?

Another was the carriage accident. The whole thing didn't seem plausible.

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All in all, I enjoyed this sequel. I think fans who loved Gerard Butler as the Phantom will appreciate this follow-up. See all 54 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 year ago.

Published on September 14, Published on November 10, Published on August 21, Published on May 9, Published on March 28, Published on November 13, Published on June 17, Published on August 26, There's a problem loading this menu right now. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations. A red rose left on the balcony. There is a note attached. It is signed "Erik". Her Angel of Music had a name.

What follows is a passionate whirlwind of desire and obsession as Christine must decide whether to take a second chance at the dark and dangerous love still offered to her by Erik or to live out her life in the security that Raoul provides, a titled life but one without music, a life that would slowly destroy her soul. As for Erik, himself, he is different. He had an experience while traveling after the Opera House's destruction. An encounter with someone that completely changes his life.

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Will this help him to realize his dream of finally possessing the woman who he still holds in his heart? If you can find it, and it is worth the search, get a copy of the "Phantom's Return" and be prepared to give yourself over completely to this exquisite love story.

After fire destroyed the Opera House and cost him the person he cherished most, Erik fell into a depressive state until finding a disfigured man like himself. The man taught Erik that he could be more than a scarred figure. He didn't have to be a monster. The man's passing gave Erik a new title, a way to start over and he wanted to do that with Christine.

Raoul and Christine are married. Because of her linage, she doesn't fit in his world. Society and his friends are important, causing a riff between the two. Raoul, who once was her savior, has become self-absorbed and controlling. When Christine sees Erik again, she realizes he's changed, but she's still married and there's no way Raoul will let her go.

Besides, Erik is still a wanted man. As the story progresses, I found myself caught up in this plot just as I was with the movie. There were times I was irritated with Christine for being such a coward. I wanted to scream "Just pick one already! In the end, she does choose, but not before the story falters slightly towards the end.

Two places come to mind. One was the night after Erik and Christine spent together. When she slapped his face, I felt it was out of character. Yes, she was changing, but that much? Another was the carriage accident. The whole thing didn't seem plausible. All in all, I enjoyed this sequel. I think fans who loved Gerard Butler as the Phantom will appreciate this follow-up. See all 54 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 1 year ago. Published on September 14, Published on November 10, Published on August 21, Published on May 9, Published on March 28, Published on November 13, Published on June 17, Published on August 26, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

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Desired By The Phantom: The Hero Beneath the Villain's Mask. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? The Phantom of the Opera: This is by far the best sequel to The Phantom of the Opera that I have read thus far. The writing is absolutely beautiful and heartfelt. Cole has also written a couple of moving poems that Erik writes for Christine. There are two wonderful things that make this book so great. Two, this story is so believable, unlike some of the other Phanfic out there. True, it is a short book of only pages, because Ms.

She says only what needs to be said and no more. The mark of a talented author. This story starts out with Christine and Raoul married. Like I said- believable. Over the period of two years she realizes that she is not happy. Erik is minimally in the background through the first half of the book, which may upset some readers, but you just have to keep going remembering, once again, that this is a believable story. The rest is too good to give away, you just need to pick up this for yourself. Some technical and punctuation errors, however, they were easy to forgive given this beautifully written story.

Jun 21, Stefanie rated it did not like it Shelves: While it was fun to read more about the same characters, this was definitely written by a fan of Gerard Butler from the film version. Poor Raoul is made to look like an idiot and Erik is the hero. Not to mention that she is not a trained writer. Pretty expensive fan-fiction The characters do not feel like they did, at all, in the musical or movie, which is what this book is a sequel to, not the Gaston Lurex novel.

Also, throwing in a few catch phrase from them every so often, doesn't redeem the work. The premise is good however, the story is not.

The Phantom Returns

It mostly feels as though the author was trying too hard. Aug 09, Melissa Peterson rated it it was amazing. I really enjoyed this book as a sequel to the Phantom of the Opera. I felt that the author did an excellent job of transitioning to their lives and what may have happened after the curtain fell.

Some reviews stated that the author was "untrained", but I thought the writing was intelligent, romantic, and funny for a first time author. Everyone has to start somewhere! I did picture the actors from the movie when reading this, but Gerard Butler is not to hard to think about, so that did not bother I really enjoyed this book as a sequel to the Phantom of the Opera. I did picture the actors from the movie when reading this, but Gerard Butler is not to hard to think about, so that did not bother me at all.

Overall, the length of the book was perfect for the story that was told and gave us just enough to satisfy the idea of what the future could have held for Erik and Christine. Mar 12, Mummy Cat Claire rated it liked it Shelves: I wasn't sure what to expect from this book.