Thursday, 24 July 2014

Book Review: Master of the Opera; Act 6: Crescendo by Jeffe Kennedy



Master of the Opera, Act 6: Crescendo
Author: Jeffe Kennedy
Release Date: 20 March 2014
Publisher: eKensington

In the sixth and final installment of Jeffe Kennedy's sizzling Master of the Opera, a man and a woman risk everything they've ever loved—for the most dangerous passion they've ever known. . .

Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Christy Davis has come under the suspicion of the local police. Since becoming an intern at the Sante Fe Opera House, she has witnessed strange occurences in the underground tunnels. She has heard inexplicable whispers in the shadows after midnight. And she has found the lover of her dreams in the masked man who lives down below. But after the discovery of a dead body and other sinister events, Christy realizes that her life is in danger. Two men hold her fate in their hands: Roman, the opera house's wealthy benefactor who uses his money and power to control her. And the masked maestro known as the Master who demands her surrender and commands her pleasure with each stroke. Both want her;only one can have her. . .

In a rising crescendo of madness, obsession, and lust, Christy must take a chance and follow her heart—to a breathtaking climax as powerful as love itself.

Review

So, this is it. The final installment in the Master of the Opera serial novel, and the title certainly fits as the climax of the story builds and we finally get resolution in Christy and the Master's tale.

The mysticism that slowly builds through the installments is in full force as everything is revealed. I won't spoil it but everything is explained. You find out more of the Master's story and the part Christy plays in it- as well as the Sanclaros. 

Whilst not as exciting as the first few intsallments in the series, it definitely is an improvement on Act 5. There are plenty of surprises in store, as the person behind the mysterious attacks is revealed. I was also immensely satisfied with the ending. The way the end was handled was a bit of a risk, but I thought it paid off and was great.

Overall, this story is fascinating and has plenty of depth, with complex characters and a compelling plot. It may have had a few speedbumps, but I definitely feel that the strong start makes up for the slightly shakier middle. If you're a fan of Phantom of the Opera re-tellings and steamy mysteries with a supernatural twist, then Master of the Opera is for you- especially now all 6 installments are available!

*I received a review copy from the publisher, for my honest opinion. Thank you!

You can also see my reviews of the previous 5 installments!




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