Monday, February 19, 2018

**GIVEAWAY** and Review of The Phantom's Apprentice by Heather Webb

The Phantom's ApprenticeThe Phantom's Apprentice by Heather Webb
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fans of The Phantom of the Opera musical will be enthralled as they are drawn into The Phantom’s Apprentice by Heather Webb. Webb’s version takes a twist on the original story, and gives us insight into the background and hopes and desires of Christine Daae. Singing is not her passion. She desires to become a magician and enlists the help of her best friend in putting together a show. However, the Phantom has other ideas and blackmails her. Should she give up singing, it will cost her her family, friends, and love interest Raoul. At the theatre where she is forced to sing, other spectres lurk in the background as the body count increases. Many want to find the illusive Phantom whose lair is hidden within its walls. Some will use Christine in order to get to him. Webb intricately weaves the details of this story together, leading to an astonishing climax. This is a gripping novel that does justice to the original story and readers will not be disappointed!

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The Phantom's Apprentice by Heather Webb

Publication Date: February 6, 2018
Sonnet Press
Paperback & eBook; 350 Pages
ISBN13: 9780999628508
Genre: Historical Fiction
In this re-imagining of Phantom of the Opera, meet a Christine Daaé you’ve never seen before… Christine Daaé sings with her violinist Papa in salons all over Paris, but she longs to practice her favorite pastime—illusions. When her beloved Papa dies during a conjurer’s show, she abandons her magic and surrenders to grief and guilt. Life as a female illusionist seems too dangerous, and she must honor her father’s memory. Concerned for her welfare, family friend Professor Delacroix secures an audition for her at the Nouvel Opéra—the most illustrious stage in Europe. Yet Christine soon discovers the darker side of Paris opera. Rumors of murder float through the halls, and she is quickly trapped between a scheming diva and a mysterious phantom. The Angel of Music. But is the Angel truly a spirit, or a man obsessed, stalking Christine for mysterious reasons tangled in her past? As Christine’s fears mount, she returns to her magical arts with the encouragement of her childhood friend, Raoul. Newfound hope and romance abounds…until one fateful night at the masquerade ball. Those she cares for—Delacroix, the Angel, and even Raoul—aren’t as they seem. Now she must decide whom she trusts and which is her rightful path: singer or illusionist. To succeed, she will risk her life in the grandest illusion of all.
“Heather Webb combines music and magic seamlessly in The Phantom’s Apprentice, weaving glittering new threads into the fabric of a classic story. Romantic, suspenseful and inventive, this novel sweeps you along to its breathless conclusion.”—Greer Macallister, USA Today bestselling author of The Magician’s Lie and Girl in Disguise
“Heather Webb’s The Phantom’s Apprentice delivers a performance worthy of the Paris Opera. Unlike so many other renditions of the Phantom’s tale, Webb breathes life into Christine, so often portrayed as the helpless victim. Christine’s evolution from ‘damsel in distress’ to self-reliant woman is masterfully done, hooking the reader from the first page. Webb’s work is immersive, well-crafted, and beautifully paced. A must-read for fans of this bewitching legend!”—Aimie Runyan, author of Daughters of the Night Sky

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About the Author

HEATHER WEBB is the author of historical novels Becoming Josephine and Rodin's Lover, and the anthology Fall of Poppies, which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, Elle, France Magazine, and more, as well as received national starred reviews. RODIN’S LOVER was a Goodreads Top Pick in 2015. Up and coming, Last Christmas in Paris, an epistolary love story set during WWI will release October 3, 2017, and The Phantom's Apprentice, a re-imagining of the Gothic classic Phantom of the Opera from Christine Daae's point of view releases February 6, 2018. To date, her novels have sold in ten countries. Heather is also a professional freelance editor, foodie, and travel fiend. For more information, please visit Heather's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 5 Review at The Maiden's Court Tuesday, February 6 Review at The Lit Bitch Feature at A Bookaholic Swede Wednesday, February 7 Review at Just One More Chapter Review at History From a Woman's Perspective Thursday, February 8 Review at A Bookish Affair Friday, February 9 Review at Trisha Jenn Reads Saturday, February 10 Review at Bookish Monday, February 12 Review at Creating Herstory Tuesday, February 13 Review at Linda's Book Obsession Wednesday, February 14 Review at Clarissa Reads it All Thursday, February 15 Review at 100 Pages a Day Friday, February 16 Review at Baer Books Monday, February 19 Review at Cup of Sensibility Review at Let Them Read Books Review at Bookworms Anonymous Tuesday, February 20 Feature at Passages to the Past Wednesday, February 21 Review at Writing the Renaissance Monday, February 26 Interview at Jorie Loves a Story


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1 comment:

  1. Yeah! I am so glad that you enjoyed The Phantom's Apprentice! Thanks so much for hosting Heather's Blog Tour :)

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