Rondeau

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Rondeau

A Sequel to Madrigal: A Novel of Gaston LeRoux's The Phantom of the Opera

Erik and Anna have been on the run for years, but seem to have found peace in a quiet German village with their two children. But ghosts from the past rise up and threaten to destroy everything. When Anna is captured by Loup, Raoul's bounty hunter, Erik must return to Paris and face Raoul and Christine one last time. But this time his family may be the ones to pay the price.

"Rondeau" is the stunning end to a wonderfully penned trilogy by Jennifer Linforth that continues Gaston LeRoux's "The Phantom of the Opera." Each book had me remembering why I empathized with and loved Erik so much over the years, despised Christine for not being able to see behind the Phantom's mask to Erik, and hated Raoul for destroying Erik's chances for happiness. Jennifer Linforth has done a superb job of staying true to LeRoux's original madman of a Phantom while showing the heartbroken man who lay behind the mask. Anna, as someone abused and beaten by life, while refusing to be broken by it, was the one woman who could love Erik and help him to have a chance at happiness. During this trilogy, I found myself tearing up, desperate for Erik and Anna to achieve happiness, wondering if it was ever possible. These books grabbed me and I found myself immersed in the storyline. While it is possible to read them as standalone novels, they would be better appreciated read together. My only regret with this book is that it ends the story and leaves me nothing to look forward to.


Book Blurb for Rondeau

The Madrigals continue...

While on the run and hiding in Germany, Erik lives like anyone else-until one nobleman strikes back...

When Anna's secret past is revealed and she is captured by Raoul's bounty hunter, Erik is forced to avenge her. This time the madness of the Phantom cannot be freely unleashed. Erik must rein himself in for the sake of his genius son and hideously deformed daughter.

With few allies as he takes to the streets of Paris in pursuit of Anna and his nemesis, Raoul, one man, The Persian, seeks to help while Christine seeks to keep Erik at large. Forced to turn over his control while spinning out of it, Erik's past as The Phantom of the Opera roars to life before Paris and his unsuspecting children and only The Persian tries to talk sense to him.

But talk is senseless when speaking to a madman.

Overcome by his history and desperate to keep the past from destroying his life, Erik takes Paris by storm...

Two guns.
One bullet.
And a result that changes everything... 

Third book in The Madrigals, expanding Gaston Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera. Book One: MADRIGAL, book two ABENDLIED


Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2011 5.00