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.