The Sultan's Favorite: A Phantom of the Opera Story

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iUniverse, Apr 8, 2009 - Fiction - 444 pages
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Set in the compelling world of the Ottoman Empire, The Sultans Favorite continues the saga of Erik from the Phantom of the Opera and his journey to a new lifeand a new love.

The Phantom
Rejected by the only woman he loved, Erik tries to leave his past behind to begin a new life working as an architect. As the years pass, he accumulates enormous wealth and finds much success. When he is summoned by the sultan of the Ottomans to build a new palace, Erik believes it will be his greatest accomplishment. Yet even in another land he cannot escape his bitterness toward the world, and when the creation of the rulers home appears impossible, his anger only increases. But the arrival of the sultans newest wife awakens feelings Erik thought were long dead.

The Widow
As widow to the ruler of Constantinople, Alexandria must marry the sultan of the Ottomans in exchange for peace. Alexandria is the sultans third wife and soon finds that accepting her new life is much harder than she imagined. Will she ever find happiness again? When the sultan orders her to work with his architect on her new court, Alexandria discovers a man that hides not only his face, but also his heart For more information, visit


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User Review  - Wentworth31 - LibraryThing

The Sultan's Favorite by Anne Burnside is only the third or fourth work of fiction I have read that is based on Gaston Leroux's original Phantom of the Opera and is a continuation of the storyline ... Read full review

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User Review  - Belladonna1975 - LibraryThing

The Sultan's Favorite by Anne Burnside is the single best Phantom of the Opera "sequel" I have read. Much the way Susan Kay's Phantom retold the original story in fabulous detail; Anne Burnside has ... Read full review

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