Our author Cheryl Mahoney has a new novella out today: The Confessions of Christine Daaé. Readers of Cheryl’s Guardian of the Opera series will enjoy this companion piece, retelling the story from Christine’s point of view – and her thoughts and motivations are rarely what they seem on the surface…
This novella is currently only available digitally, although if you’re a paper book reader Cheryl intends to eventually put out a print collection with this story, the prequel and some extra goodies too.
For now, here’s a bit more about the story:
The Phantom’s story has always been one of intrigue and deception, of faces that don’t match the souls behind them – but it may not be the man in the mask who has the most to hide. Readers of the Guardian of the Opera series have already met this very unusual take on Christine Daaé through the eyes of Meg Giry and the Phantom himself. Here you’re invited to learn more than Meg or Erik could ever tell, as Christine finally shares her own story.
Starting with her impoverished childhood with her violinist father, through meeting the young Vicomte de Chagny, and on to the famous disaster at the Opera Garnier, Christine unfolds her true thoughts and feelings. Far from a helpless victim in events, in these pages you’ll find a Christine who knows exactly what she’s doing every step of the way. Why did she really take the Phantom’s mask off? Did she love Raoul or the Phantom? Who or what did she care about most? Read The Confessions of Christine Daaé for a look behind Christine’s carefully concealed mask.