I just wanted to mention this new book by Lucilla Epps, and ask if anyone has read it yet? I'm thinking of ordering it but wanted opinions first.
Here's what the site says about it;
"Paris, 1871. In the aftermath of the Great Disaster, as the city reels from the horror of dark deeds, Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, flees pursuit and his own demons, seeking a path toward redemption from his many crimes. Through a chance encounter in a blood-spattered alleyway, his course is set and his life changed…forever.
1919. A single red rose, a black ribbon, and a ring left beside a cold, lonely grave. A bereaved husband recognizes these tokens left by his wife’s ghostly suitor of long ago, and shows neither surprise nor anger, only profound sadness.
Now the entire story of the long years between madness and mourning is revealed. Drawing on period detail, Lucilla Epps has woven the lives of the Opera Ghost, Christine, Raoul, Meg, Carlotta, and other beloved characters of ‘Phantom of the Opera’ into a rich, complex tale of tumultuous times, creating a tapestry of fear, love, war, and ultimately, hope."
Has anyone read it yet?