The Sultan of Monte Cristo (Sequels to the Count of Monte Cristo, #1)
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The Sultan of Monte Cristo (Sequels to the Count of Monte Cristo #1)

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The Sultan of Monte Cristo is the first(in a series of) sequels to the Count of Monte Cristo.
Paperback, 67 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Xlibris Corporation (first published July 2nd 2012)
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Jo
When was the last time you came across a book series that kept you glued to the pages and made you grab the next book as soon as you finished the last page of a volume? There aren’t many such series, and there are even less that are as intricate, mysterious, and intriguing as the “Count of Monte Cristo” sequels written by Holy Ghost Writer. Action, adventure, suspense, lots of twists and surprises… these three books have everything you may want from a good series. And that’s not enough, because...more
Seven
I'm sure that I'm not alone in this feeling, but when I first read, "The Count of Monte Cristo," I fell in love with it. I then went out and watched both of the movies the next day. Which were enjoyable, but not up to par with the book...as you almost always find when books are turned into movies.

So when I stumbled upon this book years later on Amazon, I bought it due to my love for the book I read years before.

To me, few books can really stack up against the original. What can I say, I consider...more
Evelyn Puerto
Warning: spoilers ahead.

The book was billed as the sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo, and remained true to the original characters. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

To start with, Haydee is a Christian in the original. (You can read all about it in Chapter 86). In this sequel, suddenly she’s Muslim. I see why the author did this, so that the Count (now Sultan) can have a harem.

The Count also undergoes a change. Here’s the man whose life was savagely destroyed by betrayal. One would thi...more
Amanda
Mystery, suspense, adventure, and the courage to write the sequels to one of the most fascinating pieces of classic literature – “The Count of Monte Cristo”… these are the key ingredients that Holy Ghost Writer used to write his incredible stories. They have all received raving reviews. Fans can’t wait for the next novels in the series. They keep wondering about the connection between the novels, but, even more so, about the author’s true identity. Holy Ghost Writer is surrounded by mystery, and...more
Ian Farrell
Honestly I don’t remember a lot about reading “The Count of Monte Cristo”. It’s part of a vast amount of books I’ve read in my life and I read it while in high school. I’m in my mid-sixties, so that’s been a long time. I will say that the title has stayed with me which is indicative of my really liking it.

What I do remember is reading “The Girl Who Started Her Own Country” by Holy Ghost Writer. The Holy Ghost Writer is the perfect writer to bridge the then and now of the sequels in this book. Wh...more
Linda Hilton
Another reviewer said this reads like bad fan fiction. That's because it is bad fan fiction. Really bad.

There's nothing wrong with fan fiction per se. We all have our favorite novels and television series and movies, and it's fun to imagine how we would have written them, how we would have told the stories differently or carried them further or explained the backstory. What follows is not a put-down of fanfic or fanfic writers, but of this particular fanfiction and its, ahem, creator.

First of al...more
Paranoid_sam
In a time where modern inventions were yet to be invented, French author Alexandre Dumas rocked the world with his literary classic, "The Count of Monte Cristo." In a nutshell, the Count of Monte Cristo is an engaging tale concerned with the adventurous journey undertaken by a wrongfully imprisoned man; his subsequent quest for revenge and the devastating consequences left in its wake makes for the themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy and forgiveness present in the classic.

More than a centu...more
David Dawson
It's been a long time since I read the original The Count of Monte Cristo but it's story and characters have lingered long in my mind. I'd often wondered what happened next but had given up on anyone actually bothering to write a legitimate (and decent) sequel. The fact that Holy Ghost Writer has done this is a great achievement. He writes like he's living in the 19th century himself his prose is so beautiful and cultured. He's not only recreated the characters from the original book flawlessly...more
Jillian
Although many of us have read the Count of Monte Cristo, I always felt that it needed a follow-up. With the release of The Sultan of Monte Cristo, that void has been filled. Although it must have been a challenge for the author to write a sequel to the original best seller, I feel that in my opinion, this follow-up is by far one of the best publications in the same genre as the original.

As this sequel is only 61 pages long, the reader will be very pleased to have the opportunity to read it in ju...more
Paul
This is a continuation of "The Count of Monte Cristo," by Alexandre Dumas, one of the greatest of 19th Century novels.

Many of the same characters from the earlier book are here. Having escaped from prison, and having faked his own death, Edmond Dantes is sailing the seven seas with Mercedes, his lover. He contemplates living the life of a soldier and pirate, instead of settling down as the Sultan of Albania. Later, Edmond receives a letter from his father, and learns some really interesting thin...more
Ross Winters
Bestselling author Holy Ghost Writer has long become a literary phenomenon, but no one has managed to discover his/her real identity yet. The prize for the reader who will follow the clues in his books and figure out who he/she is has risen to $5000. If you haven’t read any of his/her novels, now it’s the time to start, because two of the “Count of Monte Cristo” sequels are permanently free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble“The Sultan of Monte Cristo” and “The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter”....more
Lynn K.
What a Pandora's box the Holy Ghost Writer opened with his, "The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo. It's based on the original work of "The Count of Monte Cristo" by French author Alexandre Dumas in 1844; a literary classic. So much so, that, it is a fixture of Western civilization's literature, as inescapable and immediately identifiable as Little Red Riding Hood.

Briefly, if you're not familiar with the work, the story (based on truth) takes place in France, Ital...more
Oleg
The classical tale of "The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas is a famous book that most readers are probably familiar with. However, if you are not, do read it first, because this way you will understand what happens in this book much better.

I grew up on the classic adventure stories by Dumas. Some of them, like "The Count of Monte Cristo", do require a certain level of maturity to understand. The original was a tale of a man, betrayed and wrongfully imprisoned, who then escaped, raised...more
Anna
Este es un libro realmente fantastico! Muy agradable. Lo recomiendo encarecidamente!
Heidi
The Sultan of Monte Cristo is a sequel to the classic Count of Monte Cristo. And to truly enjoy the book, it is best to read the Count of Monte Cristo before you read the Sultan of Monte Cristo.
The book begins with Edmond and Haydee as newlyweds. They are enjoying their new life together as they sail for Albania, where they are to become the new Sultan and Sultana.
During their journey they encounter adventures with the satanic captain of the Black Iblis. Edmond defeats the captain, and he gains...more
Peanut
For so many years, passionate fans of The Count of Monte Cristo have suffered a loss upon finishing Alexandre Dumas' last words. It is a grieving of sorts that has long been unmitigable... until now. The mysterious Holy Ghost Writer has penned "The Sultan of Monte Cristo" as a direct continuance of the story readers have long struggled against leaving behind. The adventure-laden journeys of Edmond Dantes continues in his newly-honed role as investigative reporter who publishes his book as part o...more
brandy oliver
This was a fascinating time period, well written and detailed so much that it took you right there, so much that you can smell the wines, the macaroons, and see the places, all the while, the characters also come to life right in front of you.
I am a fan of the Count of Monte Cristo, and this was a splendid addition to such a fabulous story! I am anxious to read more from, Holy Ghost Writer, and I also would recommend possibly not only purchasing this book for your Kindle, but in paperback as wel...more
Katie/Doing Dewey
Initially, I actually had high hopes for this book. From the first few pages it was clear that the author had done a good job capturing Dumas’ writing style. The language was flowery, Dantes was arrogant, and Hadee subservient. Not my favorite things about Dumas but integral to his work and well represented here. However… The book opens with a blatant sex scene between Dantes and Haydee. Now, I don’t have a problem with sex scenes in principle, but nothing like this happens in the original. More...more
Juan Ascencion
I read the Count of Monte Cristo and wanted more. I searched amazon and found The Sultan of Monte Cristo. Read the reviews and though that it was going to be a good book and a continuation of the story. I was wrong. The reviews are very misleading. I don’t know what the other reviewers read but this book is a joke. The style of writing is totally different and the new stories are ridiculous. If you truly loved the Count of Monte Cristo and expect good quality writing from this book I would sugge...more
Holy Writer
Jul 01, 2014 Holy Writer added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
As the author of The Sultan of Monte Cristo, the first in a new series of sequels to the Count of Monte Cristo, I'd love to learn your honest assessment, so please speak your mind after reading it. If you enjoyed the Count of, I guarantee you will either love or hate this new sequel. You can also follow me on Twitter at:
http://www.Twitter.com/sultanofsalem

Holy Ghost Writer www.sultanofmontecristo.com
Marie Burnes
The Sultan of Monte Cristo was very well written. The imagination and creativity from the author is inspiring. This was recommended to me from a friend and I am so pleased I read it. It is simply a great story. The characters are exciting and the style of writing makes it an easy read. I would recommend this book to everyone, it is time well spent. I can't thank the author enough for writing this.
Kachina
This reads like bad fan-fic. I honestly believe all of the glowing reviews received by this and the author's other "books" are faked. Go to Amazon.com and do the "look inside" option. It won't take more than a paragraph or two to see what I mean.
Sanjeewa
great book. Thanks
Matt Kelland
The Holy Ghost Writer is setting out to do something incredibly ambitious. He's creating a mammoth series of twelve sequels to the Dumas classic. It's not the first time someone has written a continuation of the story of Edmond Dantes, but it's certainly the first time anyone's taken him in a direction like this. The books aren't coming out in chronological order, so the first one I read, That Girl Started Her Own Country, was actually the sixth in the series, which is set it the modern era and...more
E. Lovett
I am a classics junkie, and I love to read sequels or alternative explorations of classics—everything from “Side Sargasso Sea” to “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” ends up on my bookcase beside the original that inspired it. So, a sequel to Alexander Dumas’ “The Count of Monte Cristo,” arguably one of the most exciting classic adventure novels of all time, was definitely appealing to me.
“The Sultan of Monte Cristo” starts where “Count” left off, with Dantes sailing away with Haydee, who is aski...more
Leslie
Holy Ghost Writer is a masterful storyteller in every sense of the word. This story is lilting, daring, dramatic, edgy, and beautiful, all at the same time. Holy Ghost Writer knows when the hone in and focus on detail and when to sweep us through parts of the story that would bog other writers down.

I purchased "That Girl Started Her Own Country", also by Holy Ghost Writer, and really liked the author's style. Then I bought this one. This book could not be more different! Instead of being disappo...more
Crystal Peterson
I have not re-read 'The Count of Monte Cristo' for a couple years now, but the sequel 'The Sultan of Monte Cristo' brought it all back. Starting off, the story line incorporates Haydee, The Count, Greek Lore, sex, and Satan...and you find yourself hooked by the 4th page. The Holy Ghost Writer not only transported me to the time of Sinbad and Albania, but incorporated the character. Raymee, a young charismatic girl about to be married off by her father to the Caliph of Mecca, develops the story e...more
Carolyn
It is best if you have read or are a fan of the book The Count of Monte Cristo.
I have not read the book, so reading it at first was a little hard to get used to, so I had to 'grow into it' so to speak. Like the author, Alexandre Dumas, this book is written in a similar style that makes you want to keep reading it. Having said that, as you know this is the sequel to the original story.
The coolest thing about this book is that the author, Alexandre Alexandre Dumas is a reporter in the 1800's. He p...more
Ali Roberts
I read this in an afternoon, not expecting to become quite so involved!

If you loved 'The Count of Monte Cristo' then this is well worth reading. The author manages to maintain the voice of Dumas perfectly with no awful modernisms that are so often found in sequels. The author manages to stay true to form and crafts a seamless follow on from 'The Count', re-introducing us to some of our favourite characters and allowing us to learn more of their life afterwards.

It kept me entertained with a refre...more
Stephen Fraser
When I picked up The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo I wasn't sure what to expect. At the end of the classic book by Alexandre Dumas He ends it with the classic line “Until the day when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these two words,—‘Wait and hope.” I for one have always felt that if Dumas had meant for there to be more to the story he would have penned the sequel himself as he had for his other works. The Count of...more
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