Master of Illusion—Book Two

by Anne Rouen on Mar 14, 2016 in Featured, Historical via Best Books
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Secrets, Tragedy, Courage, Love.

It is Paris, 1892. The story of the tormented genius, Angel, and his childhood friend, Elise, continues in an entanglement of secrets and subterfuge. The young girl who once graced the stage as prima ballerina now directs the highly successful Opéra Magique as Madame Dupont, where audiences flock to be cast under the spell of the Master of Illusion and his fairy-like assistant, Sprite.

Walking the fine line required to keep in abeyance the forbidden passions of her star and her goddaughter, the beautiful comtesse de Villefontaine, Madame Dupont uses all her ingenuity to divert the jealous rage of the comte and the suspicions of the Police Chief, Captain Moreau.

Few people know the truth behind the Master’s identity, yet one of them is about to give him away. As their opera house and lives are suddenly plunged into unthinkable tragedy, fate thrusts Angel and Elise—the Master and Madame—onto a new path of discovery, where they battle choices of life and death, of courage and sacrifice, as they finally discover the answers to questions they have yearned for since childhood.

In discovering the truth of the past, the truth about the Master and the truth about love, do they find the solace they so crave?

About the author:

Anne Rouen is an award-winning historical fiction author from Australia, who is inspired by the opulent operatic age of 19th century France, the classic Belle Époque era and the dark times of the Great War. This passion was ignited from her own heritage, combined with a lifelong love of historical fiction writing, particularly those of a similar ilk to Georgette Heyer. This is where inspiration for the Master of Illusion series was born.

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