domingo, 14 de junho de 2015

Review: Prince of Conjurers

Prince of Conjurers
By Laurie L. Bolanos

book rate: ★ (5/5) 

Publisher: Nicobar Press
Date of Publication: April 2nd 2015
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
Page Count: 434
Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Synopsis provided (shortened):

What if the Phantom of the Opera changed his mind after releasing Christine and Raoul?

What if he staged his own death?

What if he intended to claim Christine as his own?


What a great great read!

Prince of Conjurers is a sequel to The Phantom of  the Opera imagined and written by Laurie L. Bolanos. I've always loved The Phantom very very much, it's one of those classics you keep close to your heart and therefore I went to The Prince of Connjurers with a few reservations... Which was completely unnecessary, as I concluded!

Laurie creates all sorts of different environments and intrigues that will keep you awake at night thinking about how this story will end. You go through so many worlds and prespectives in Prince of Conjurers that it can literally be said "This book is a journey"! A journey through the things you thought you bellieved and the things you thought you didn't. A journey of reflection but also a journey that will keep you on the edge until you reach the last page.

If you've been reading my reviews you know that a few things I really appreciate in a book (and need to be able to say "this was a good book") are:

  • Realistic characters, characters you can connect with and that have a rational way of viewing the events they participate in
  • A plot that makes sense, no loose strings and details that just don't connect with the story itself
  • An unpredictable storyline, if I'm able to guess the whole story while I'm reading the first 3 chapters then I can already said it'll be a 3-star book at the best
Prince of Conjurers did amazingly in all my "requirements" mentioned above. This was the type of book that kept me thinking "This will happen", "Ok, maybe not... Then this will happen", "Ok it didn't either...", "WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN?". All in all, it was amazing and gripping and Laurie just became an auto-buy author for me.

And as if the all the above wasn't enought, I also got to see Erik (the phantom in The Phantom of the Opera, for those who don't know or don't remember) in a different light and to be able to imagine him as more than just the phantom, which was amazing for me!

To sum it all up: 100% recommend. But do read it with an open mind as you'll be signing up for much more than just The Phantom of the Opera, you'll be signing up for a full tour to what you are imagining and what I bet you weren't.

1 comentário:

  1. I have seen the musical live of the Phantom of the Opera, and I was quite confused about what was always going on, but I enjoyed it well enough. That aside, this still looks like a good book because of the realistic characters. I am not sure if it is for me though :/