By: Busymommylist. See Source.  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 well. (I am a big fan of real live books that I  can put on a bookshelf;) and this book is definitely no exception to this  rule!

I am normally a bit leery about who writes sequels to stories, movies or books, when it is not the original author. This is something I always have a hard time with because I don't believe it to be original, or the intent or imagination of the first director/filmmaker/author, but the author here, sets the first example I have ever seen for being most likely exactly how this was to  be.

I am sometimes amazed at the writing skills and imaginations of certain  authors, and this is the first I have read by, Holy Ghost Writer. I am adding  him/her to the top of my list of favorites! The story is well told, and the  author has a very cool style and blends all of the words so perfectly! If you  are a fan of The Count of Monte Cristo, this will be a great addition to
your  library. If you are not, well then you are missing out on a beautifully written  book by an author who is as mysterious and fascinating as the story itself.

I like how the book description is read on Amazon, which is what led me to be  interested in this story:
"Since the Count of Monte Cristo saw himself as  divine providence we speculate that the word 'holy' in the Ghost Writer name was  inspired by this fact, yet there are some unexpected twists in this sequel that  may also contribute to the name.

Although those and other plot shifts  come unexpectedly in this sequel, they fit seamlessly and grow out of some small  seeds planted in the original story that never took root therein. One of those  small seeds is the word 'hemp' found in the first chapters of the original story  by Dumas."

A quick summary of the original story that Holy Ghost Writer  so charmingly grew these seeds from: 19th century France, Edmond Dante is a  sailor who is in love with, and engaged to the love of his life, Mercedes. His  enemies, one of which is
Ferdinand, is in love with Mercedes and wants to marry  her. So, he and a shipmate wrote a letter accusing Edmond of carrying a letter  from Elba to the Bonapartist committee in Paris. Edmond is then arrested on his  wedding day and he was imprisoned for 14 years. He decided to try and dig a  tunnel to escape, and in the process, found a very close friend in an elderly  prisoner, Faria. The 2 became very close, and Faria taught Edmond, and they met daily. Faria passed away, but before doing so, he told Edmond about an incredibly large, buried fortune, and Edmond decides to replace Faria's body with his own, which was then dumped in the sea, and he starts his escape. His  main goal of this escape? To grab the fortune and to get revenge on everybody  who wronged him and imprisoned him. (Slow and painful punishments)

I  recommend these books, to anybody who has read the other, or to anybody who  enjoys history, and powerful novels.
 
By David Grudem. See SI love the Count of Monte Cristo, but I was skeptical that this author could do a sequel to the great classic. Since I enjoyed the Count of Monte Cristo, I figured I would give it a shot, but I kept my expectations low.

When I opened it up and began reading, it was as if I was continuing right where the original left off. Although a different author, the writing was very similar, and just like the original, I could not put the book down.

If you enjoy the Count of Monte Cristo, then I cannot recommend this book more highly. You will enjoy every page as the first.
 
By: Christina. See Source. I LOVED this story! I love when a book grabs you from the beginning and keeps you savoring each page. The characters are so well developed and just plain magical. I plan to re-read both books and just to discover the story. A definite must read!
 
By: mariey. See source. I must commend the Holy Ghost Writer for creating such an amazing sequel. With the Count of Monte Cristo being such a literary classic and leaving such a feeling of wanting to know more, The Sultan of Monte Cristo has filled that longing quite exceptionally. To write in the style of Alexandre Dumas, with such  finesse is quite engrossing and I am eagerly anticipating HGW's further writings.
 
By: Jackie B. See Source. After reading (and loving) the original Count of Monte Cristo, I was very hesitant to read this book. The original being such a great book, it would be very hard to live up to it. I decided to give it a try anyways and am very glad that I did. This book was fantastically written and was a great follow-up to the  original classic. It has great character development and a well thought out plot. The characters and events in the story were so well written that you feel as if you are in the 1800s standing next to the characters, experiencing their losses and their happiness. I would recommend this to any fans of the original   story, as well as anyone wanting a great read!
 
BThe Sultan of Monte Cristo is very well written and it is so intriguing. It keeps you captivated throughout the entire story. What makes this book interesting is that the writing style is credible and matches, or is pretty darn  close, to the original era.

This is one of those books that are just dear  and close to your heart. The book is original and also is a literary
classic. I  have always been a huge fan and I will always continue to be. Without a doubt, I  highly recommend this book.
 
By: Emma. See Source. 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.

 
By: MRubio. See Source. This book was recommended to me by a loyal fan of this author. The writer leads you into an amazing story with outstanding character descriptions and interactions. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of the great works of literature.  This sequel comes close to the original. In this story the author pays special  tribute to Alexander Dumas. You will find love, adventure, deceit; revenge and  more. I really enjoyed the story, and it was hard to put down. I
highly  recommend this book and this author's other work.
 
By: M. Cappetto. See Source. If you loved The Count of Monte Cristo you will love this powerful sequel! Writing a sequel is no easy task but this story is not a disappointment like many follow-up novels can be. The author does an amazing job of using a similar voice and keeping the feel of the time period. This book is book is very well written and each page leaves the reader wanting to know more. I stayed up all night to finish it; I just couldn't put it down! I give The Holy Ghost writer two thumbs up! I have no doubt this book will become a classic!
 
By: Aspen Jade. See Source. Wow, this is simply outstanding.The writer brilliantly engages the reader into believing the tale with their eloquent descriptions, dialogue, and interactions between characters. It has been ages since I have read "The Count of Monte Cristo" and I found this to be both refreshing and well awaited.

The writer brilliantly pays homage to Alexander Dumas with their choice of words, and style. If I did not know any better I would have sworn this was included in the real "Monte Cristo" realm. The tone, the pacing, and the environment are   flawless. This book is recommended for all adult readers, "Monte Cristo" fans or  not, as all readers will be pulled in to this writer's world.

++++ A Must  Read.