The Doom of the Haunted Opera

The Doom of the Haunted Opera When Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger explore an abandoned theater they discover an unpublished opera score Ignoring a strange omen they show it to their music teacher who heralds The Day of

  • Title: The Doom of the Haunted Opera
  • Author: John Bellairs Brad Strickland Edward Gorey
  • ISBN: 9780803714649
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger explore an abandoned theater, they discover an unpublished opera score Ignoring a strange omen, they show it to their music teacher, who heralds The Day of Doom as a masterpiece Then eerie Henry Vanderhelm, the composer s grandson, arrives with a plan to awaken the dead and enslave the world The late John Bellairs was the critWhen Lewis Barnavelt and Rose Rita Pottinger explore an abandoned theater, they discover an unpublished opera score Ignoring a strange omen, they show it to their music teacher, who heralds The Day of Doom as a masterpiece Then eerie Henry Vanderhelm, the composer s grandson, arrives with a plan to awaken the dead and enslave the world The late John Bellairs was the critically acclaimed, bestselling author of many Gothic novels Brad Strickland has seamlessly completed several John Bellairs novels, and is the author of The Hand of the Necromancer and The Bell, the Book, and the Spellbinder, both based on Bellairs Johnny Dixon character.

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    • John Bellairs Brad Strickland Edward Gorey

      John Bellairs 1938 1991 was an American novelist working primarily in the Gothic genre He is best known for the children s classic The House with a Clock in its Walls 1973 and for the pathbreaking fantasy novel The Face in the Frost 1969 Bellairs held a bachelor s degree from Notre Dame University and a master s in English from the University of Chicago He combined writing and teaching from 1963 to 1971, including a year at Shimer College that coincided with that school s storied Grotesque Internecine Struggle After 1971, he took up writing as his full time work from Shimer College Wiki



    763 thoughts on “The Doom of the Haunted Opera

    • I love these books, even with the shift to Brad Strickland. I actually enjoyed all of the details from past books, the little bits of magic (whistling cats) that are everywhere in the house of a wizard. there are some really spooky moments in the story, but it's also all about friendship and having hot cocoa after a scary experience in a cemetery.


    • i'll be the first to admit that i love john bellairs. love love love him. some of his books, first read when i was 10 or 11, gave me the heebie-jeebies well into adulthood. i'm very glad that brad strickland took up the torch and all, but i admit that i can tell it's more his story than mr. bellairs'. one thing that tends to irritate me about books that follow an author or a certain field (i'm looking at you, star wars books) is that sometimes the new authors tend to throw in things that show th [...]


    • After the exotic travels of Rose Rita and Lewis in their prior two adventures, coming back to Michigan seems somewhat anticlimactic. I love the title of this book, but it doesn't quite live up to its potential. The idea of a haunted opera is interesting, but the plot hinges on enough randomness to make it seem a bit weak. Although the conclusion is a rather typical Bellairs-style resolution, Strickland has already demonstrated that he can do a bit better.I did like the incremental subjugation of [...]


    • Ah, finaly back to just the right amount of creepiness. I adore this series, and this was one of the best ones in it so far. Operas of the dead and a fog that traps the whole town, and Lewis and Rose Rita being themselves trying to save everyone, it's perfect.And can I just say how awesome the ghost was? He begins by being so spooky and doing the ghost voice, then just starts talking normally when asked to. Made me laugh, it was great.


    • Any of John Bellairs books are worth the time, gothic novellas for young adults. I loved him and the illustrations by Edward Gorey years ago, and still do. The stories are always about old curses, evil sorcerers trying to kill off humanity, the seraphim and cherabim, solving occult mysteries, time travel, the light of the moon reflecting off a certain mirror which creates a tunnel to some ancient evil. Great stuff!


    • The town of New Zebedee is cut off from the outside world by a powerful wizard who wants to raise the dead and enslave them. Uncle Jonathon and Mrs. Zimmermann are out of town on wizard business and are unaware of the happenings in their hometown, leaving Lewis and Rose Rita to figure out how to stop the evil wizard's plans.4 STARS


    • A fairly run-of-the-mill Bellairs (Bellairs-type, anyway) adventure, given a bit of a lift by two interesting concepts: (a) the idea of a magical spell so complex that it can only be cast by a fully staged operatic performance; and(b) the incidental inclusion of a monster eerily similar to the Weeping Angels from Doctor Who!


    • In the book by John Bellairs I learned that friendship can go to extremes.One way that I noticed is when they walked on a ledge of a building to get a sacred charm to save a friend. Then all of a sudeden the building just breaks down and gets destroyed.


    • A fun, scary, and adventurous book! It may be the reading level of a 7th grader, but it still has that magical feeling of horror that Goose-Bumps used to give us. Highly Recommend!



    • While I normally LOVE Bellairs, this mystery, written in part by Bellairs and finished by Brad Strickland, just didn't appeal for me.




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