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.