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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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
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
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
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
Saumya
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
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
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.
Anna
Este es un libro realmente fantastico! Muy agradable. Lo recomiendo encarecidamente!
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
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
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
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.
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
Adena Wright
The Sultan of Monte Cristo by the elusive Holy Ghost Writer is the first sequel to Alexandre Dumas' masterpiece, The Count of Monte Cristo. It picks up where the classic left off, with Dantes and Haydee sailing away together. The book follows the infamous Count as he continues on his journey across the seas, into France, and across the sweltering desert.

Although I have not read The Count of Monte Cristo, I am familiar with the plot and was expecting a continuation of the exciting novel. The Sul...more
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
Erin O'Riordan
I'm somewhat baffled by this book, and to be honest, I'm even more baffled as to how it got so many 5- and 4-star reviews. Did we all even read the same book? The one I read lured me in with the promise of continuing the story of The Count of Monte Cristo, which left a few loose ends. I really wanted to know what happened to Albert, Mercedes, Maximilian and Valentine, but most of all what happened between Edmond and Haydee. This little sequel starts with Edmond and Haydee's wedding night - sort...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
Victoria
I read the CMC (the Lowell translation is reportedly the best) in anticipation of these "sequels", and to enjoy a classic I don't recall ever reading. Dumas is an accomplished storyteller who leads his reader into a time and setting sumptuous with detail and context. This sequel is "artistic" in a cartoonish way, but poorly-written, and sparse. Dumas is a generous writer; this sequel in contrast seems void of any effort at truly serving the reader.
Denise
I did not care for the sequel. The writing (of course) is NOT Dumas. My minds eye showed different takes on Haydee and Mercedes. Neither came across as the sexual beings noted in this sequel. I got this book before having read the initial Dumas version. THAT book I enjoyed. I finished the sequel as it was about 70 pages. I totally disliked the ending.
Chris
really.

totally not interested. there is virtually no value to the ink on these pages. read it and you'll know exactly what i mean. i could have read the phone book and felt more 'feelings'.
Diana Eberhardt
Good story, but poorly executed, with flat characters and improbable events. Also an unacceptable number of grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, and unnecessary descriptive details.
Jackie

The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo by Holy Ghost Writer
The book takes us to the 1840's when "Dumas becomes an investigative reporter." This is the true account of a real life Edmond Dantes, which serves as a reference made by the new character in the ongoing saga. This book is known as a history story. But in order to understand all of the text, it is important to read the first book, then the second in the series. This is a story of a man who was put in prison...more
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
Sitara Nikhil
A very interesting sequel

Whoever doesn't know about Alexander Dumas’s ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’? One of the most thrilling and passionate classics of all times, this book has now got a sequel to follow it. Though Dante has exacted his revenge upon people who led him to be imprisoned for the wrong reasons, he was also unforgiving to his long-time lover Mercedes, whom he accused of not having waited for him.
But in this sequel you will find a rather vulnerable yet refreshing Edmond Dante as he fi...more
Kim Anne
Holy Ghost Writer cleverly developed a relevant story line from the original plot of the 19th century classic using the clues and predicaments that remain unfinished. I should be honest that I did not fully read Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. I am nonetheless familiar with the story, thanks to my Literature class from years ago. Although this sequel can be enjoyed without reading the prequel, I still suggest doing a research to at least become familiar with The Count of Monte Cristo...more
Isrin
True Continuation of an Enigmatic Mystery.
The Sultan of Monte Cristo is ‘the’ perfect sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo written by Alexandre Dumas. It is taking the story so seamlessly forward that one could say that the original story ‘the Count of Monte Cristo’ was also written by the Holy Ghost Writer.
When I read this book I was transported to the mysticism of yesteryear. It is intriguing and seductive at the same time. The characters that are given an opportunity to shine are the enigmatic...more
Emma Wilden
A Crisp and Engaging Sequel to ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’

To be able to read about the lives of Dumas’s popular characters Edmond Dantes or Sinbad, Haydee, Mercedes etc after ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ was literally amazing. Those who haven’t read ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ by Alexander Dumas can also connect to this book quite well but reading it first might give a better perspective of the story.

Reading ‘The Sultan of Monte Cristo’ through the Holy Ghost Writer’s words was satisfying. He im...more
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The mystery of the identity of the author is part of an international contest. The first person to discover the identity of the HG Writer, from the clues found in the Count of Monte Cristo sequels, will receive a reward of $2500. Write to prize@sultanofmontecristo.com in order to claim this reward along with letting us know the clues that led you to discovering the ide...more
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