A crisis in the delicately balanced triad of Lucerne, Bella and Vaughan is the trigger for this third volume in the series. Lucerne's actions finally cause Vaughan to flee to his ancestral home and then cause Bella to follow. The story then explores the vicious and sexually charged battle to establish a new balance between the principals, plus various other persons.
I particularly enjoyed the Phantasmagoria itself. The various special effects were stunning and the subsequent explanation of how they were achieved seemed logical and in keeping with the historical period.
Overall, I found this book much more satisfying than the first volume.
This book was amazing. I really found it hard to put down. Watching any relationship fail is difficult, watching this complex and fragile menage a trois fail was fraught with tension. I really enjoyed Ms Ellis' vivid style of writing and her ability to show complex emotions between such delicately drawn characters. And the sex scenes were scorching!