Thursday, January 01, 2009
Letters to Eric by An Wallace
Letters to Erik, a continuation of Gaston Leroux’s original Phantom of
the Opera story, has been released in paperback.
The author, An Wallace, is respectful and faithful to Leroux's original
story, while coming up with a very original plot. She gives “poor,
unhappy Erik” a second chance with the only woman he has ever loved, and
offers the reader a beautiful, romantic story with sweetness and depth.
It begins shortly after the Opera Ghost sends Christine away to marry
his rival, the handsome young Vicomte Raoul de Chagny. The Ghost, Erik,
makes her promise that she will return to bury him when he dies. Unable
to keep her word and tormented by grief and regret, she starts writing
letters to the man she believes to be dead—only to discover that some
Ghosts can never be laid to rest.
During the course of the book, “the author introduces us to Erik's true
family, deepens his friendship with the mysterious Persian, and ends the
book with a wonderful twist that will make Phantom fans smile the world
over.” (Quote was taken from an online review by "Phantomesque" and provided by An Wallace.)
An's author page: www.outskirtspress.com/anwallace