I finished reading Susan Kay's Phantom yesterday, and I was left quite broken. it was just such a sad book. Erik had such a sad and tragic life. I actually do love sad stories like this one though. that is why I love the Phantom of the Opera, he is just one sad tragic character and I love that. one thing about this book though, is the ending. I found it a little boring feeling the first time around, but this time I didn't care. I just read right through it. I suppose because the story just really engulfed me this time in the things it had to offer about Erik. which I very much enjoyed.