When due homage is paid to the heroes of Frewyn, what could possibly go wrong?
The Frewyn Players at the Royal Theatre in Diras are looking for new material to perform when a famous director from Marridon arrives to impart a Marridon theatrical pastime that is certain to make them famous. An opera will be their new performance, one that glorifies Frewyn’s greatest heroes, but what begins as homage ends as mockery, and the play that would make them the greatest exhibition in Frewyn might instead make them the Den Asaan’s most merited enemy.
Whether you are new to Michelle Franklin’s Frewyn tales or not, The Opera is a quick, fun read that you shouldn’t miss. I will admit that when I started reading The Commander and the Den Assan Rautu I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. It didn’t take me long to get swept away in the unique language and world that she has created for her lovable characters. The Opera gives you a glimpse into the life of these characters back in Frewyn. Michelle had me laughing out loud at some of the character’s comments and reactions. Rautu’s heated reactions and the Commander’s calming wit (not to mention her strategic use of chocolate) made this story well worth the read. If you’re looking for something light and witty that will give you a small glimpse into the world of the Commander and Rautu, The Opera is as good a place as any to start.