I’ve been promising for some time now to eventually share a version of my Guardian story from Christine Daaé’s point of view – and it’s almost here! Readers of the trilogy will know that my Christine is quite from different from most – and that what she appears to be thinking is usually not what she’s really thinking! The Confessions of Christine Daaé finally reveals everything from her point of view, and just what was going on behind her sweet smiles. The novella will be out February 5th, and is already available for Kindle pre-order.
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.
And now on to the cover!
This was a fun cover to design, different from the three book covers with Meg as the focus. Though the Phantom, of course, still looms above! And that really is Box Five of the Opera Garnier behind her.
This novella is best read if you’re already familiar with the trilogy, so if you’ve enjoyed the previous books I hope you’ll check it out. And if you haven’t read the others – no time like the present to catch up, right? 🙂