This sequel to the Phantom of the Opera had a terrific plot and that is its main strength. I would have enjoyed a little more depth and passion, but still, it was a good read. Not to be too picky, but---I was acutely distracted and dismayed by the author's use of the word "Messieur" instead of the correct "Monsieur". This is elementary French and even if she did not have a background in this language, a tiny bit of research on her part would have avoided this error. And also to my dismay, she credited Beethoven with writing Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. With a click of her mouse, she would have known in seconds that J.S. Bach wrote this. Aside from these flaws, which really are minor in the grand scheme of the book and could have been prevented altogether by a proper editor, I liked the plot, the atmosphere, the aspects of nature in her writing and also, the love story, which was unique and interesting. I give it three stars instead of the four I would have given had her historical facts and knowledge of French been more accurate.