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Title:The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo (Volume 2)
Authors:Holy Ghost Writer
Info:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2012), Paperback, 76 pages
Collections:Your library, Early Review
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The Sultan of Monte Cristo by Holy Ghost Writer

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    THAT GIRL STARTED HER OWN COUNTRY (The Count of Monte Cristo) by Holy Ghost Writer (Debbie_Davis1)
    Debbie_Davis1: This one is a nail biter! There is more from the descendants of The Count of Monte Cristo. It is set in more current times and filled with political story lines as well as courtroom drama. The heroin spends time in jail and meets many new friends who will help her in accomplishing what she wants to do with her life. She has a sharp mind and can out think almost anyone, much like her ancestor, The Count. It moves fast and is an easy read. Don't miss this one as the saga continues.… (more)

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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”.

“The Sultan of Monte Cristo” is the first sequel to Dumas’s well-known novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo”. The action takes place after everything that happened in Dumas’s story, and after Edmond Dantes got his revenge. Now he is off to new adventures. He’s got Haydee and Mercedes by his side. By marrying Haydee, he becomes Sultan, but this doesn’t mean that his life is about to become peaceful and happy. Edmond has to fight a new enemy, the pirate Medusalocks, and overcome many obstacles along the way.

This book will be greatly enjoyed by those who have read the original novel, but also by those who don’t know much about the character Edmond Dantes. Holy Ghost Writer introduces enough back-story and background information to turn the sequel into a pleasant, rewarding read. New characters are introduced, such as Raymee. Like all the women in “The Sultan of Monte Cristo”, Raymee is strong, intelligent, and confident. Actually, this is one of the many things that readers will appreciate: the author has created some amazing female characters that prove to be just as powerful and determined as the male characters. Mercedes, Haydee, and Raymee all play an important role in Edmond Dantes’s life and development.

The second book Holy Ghost Writer has made permanently free is the fantasy/science-fiction bestseller “The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter”. Even though it is part of the series, the novel can also be read as a standalone. It is appropriate for young readers, but it will be greatly enjoyed by adults as well, especially because they will be able to see the connections between all the sequels written by HGW, and the characters in them.

Zeddy is a six-year-old genius who is trying to find his father in a world that has gone mad. The International Government changes the laws every day to keep the population busy, and interdicts almost everything that might bring the poor people some happiness. Zeddy’s father is a physicist, and it seems that he was kidnapped. While Zeddy’s mother, Zadie, believes that the International Military Police have taken her husband, Nimueh, the ancient Lady of the Lake, tells the boy that his father is in a parallel universe. Now Zeddy has to travel to the dark-matter planet Zamira to save his father.

Holy Ghost Writer’s novels have a unique way of grabbing the readers’ attention and keeping them glued to the pages. The stories are creative, the characters are likeable, and the world-building is absolutely amazing.

Don’t forget that you can now download “The Sultan of Monte Cristo” and “The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter” for free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. ( )
  OanaMatei | Jul 16, 2014 |
Thumbs up! This book is a well-written sequel. The tone and the atmosphere given by Alexandre Dumas are very well respected. I like the way Holy Ghost Writer makes you traveling into different sceneries such as the tales of The Arabian Nights when introducing Raymee. A breath taking book to which you hardly give a break! ( )
  Lemesle | Nov 11, 2013 |
After reading The Count of Monte Cristo as Retold by Sherlock Holmes, I was anticipating some pretty interesting adventures for Edmond Dantès in The Sultan of Monte Cristo. What I read was a story that began as promising, and then sort of took a comical turn. And, I don’t think the Holy Ghost Writer had this intention. Regardless, it was pretty entertaining.

Edmond Dantès is a pirate. (And boy, do I love pirates. Edmond is no Jack Sparrow, but he does okay.) After a run-in with the dreaded pirate Medusalocks, the Count settles down and happily weds Haydee. She was the former slave girl who became his ward in the original novel. Her title and authority as Sultana is reinstated, making Edmond the Sultan of Albania. Eager to succeed in his new role, the Sultan converts to Islam.

This is the part where it gets crazy.

The Count/Sultan leaves Albania, and returns to Paris for business. There, he encounters Mercedes. She has letters from Edmond’s father that prove he is a direct descendant of Mary Magdalene. Edmond still has feelings for his former fiancée. He has been given permission from Haydee to take on a new wife, preferably Mercedes, as long as she doesn’t forget her place as wifey number two. Mercedes actually agrees to this arrangement, and she and Haydee become BFF sister wives. From there, there’s adventure—really crazy adventure—involving The Count, or Sultan, or Pirate, or whomever Edmond has to be that day. In the end, there’s a surprise twist that will make you wonder if the author was smoking the stuff Edmond had in the book.

This book was a good attempt at a sequel. The Holy Ghost Writer stayed true to Edmond’s character by continuously creating alliances and aliases in much the same way as Dumas does in the original story. But there were times when I thought, “This is insane,” or “I can’t believe this is happening.” I still enjoyed the Sherlock Holmes angle; and, the very 70’s, hippie-like marriage arrangement between Edmond, Haydee, and Mercedes. What I can tell you is that either you’re going to like it or loathe it. ( )
  Jada_W | Aug 7, 2013 |
For those who made it through The Count of Monte Cristo, it is an exciting adventure to engage in the opportunity of where someone else’s imagination takes the characters after the book ends. Dumas certainly leaves some threads which can be followed, and it’s thrilling to follow an author as they explore paths that characters and story lines could potentially take. The opening lines of the The Sultan of Monte Cristo may leave one nostalgic about their journey with Dantes through the Count of Monte Cristo, and therefore ready to pursue what this sequel has to offer.

As a warning, The Holy Ghost Writer is not Alexander Dumas. Anyone who is wanting another wordy and lengthy novel written with the same language and austerity as Dumas may be disappointed. It is advised to read on simply out of curiosity for where another writer’s imagination will take the story. The writing style is different from Dumas, and the author takes some liberties to fill in details that perhaps he wishes Dumas would have expanded upon. Though The Holy Ghost Writer, as s/he calls himself, uses many flowery and descriptive words throughout the book, he continues to leave much to the imagination as well. Most characters are already familiar for those who read the original by Dumas, but for those who didn’t it is no problem to jump right in.

The story begins its setting on the sea, sailing away with what will be the new object of his affection, Haydee. Though not all were left with the feeling of Dantes questioning his identity at the end of The Count of Monte Cristo, it is obvious that there are now many questions about his feeling of identity. Perhaps all the time on the open sea has left him with much to ponder.

The Sultan of Monte Cristo is a short, exciting read. It’s full of both gushy romance and dangerous adventures. All actions are over fairly quickly, however. And the reader is quickly thrust into another scene in a different place, with new characters. There could be a lot of detail filled in, such as how is Dantes getting between these places, what is happening with the other scene while he’s there, and what else can we know about Raymee’s appearance? The reader will need to use their imagination to fill in many of these details. The book is rather chopped up into three scenes with three different sets of characters which are each left at the end. This leaves the reader wondering how each of them will come together in the books to follow. If you’re happy with a quick, expressive book, then you’ll enjoy this for a weekend story.

The last intriguing point of these stories is the mystery of the author’s identity. He begs to play a guessing game with the reader – one which will certainly draw many people in. What kind of clues are we looking for exactly? Is it someone incredibly famous, or someone who is less known and will be harder to find? My guess: they are a foreigner living in the U.S. – but I, as others, will have to read on for clues. ( )
  Jcmrd07 | May 25, 2013 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my favorite books so this was an intriguing read for me! The author does a good job of capturing Dumas's writing style and prose. It is interesting to imagine what happens to the characters in this way. A good read for any fan of the original story!
  meliarose | May 18, 2013 |
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The Sultan of Monte Cristo is the very enchanting and well written book. I had not read the Count of Monte Cristo first although I had heard wonderful reviews of the book.

This did not put me off grabbing the sequel and embracing it with open arms.

It starts off with Edmond Dantes and Haydee as newlyweds. Haydee is a lot younger than him yet her love is that of an old soul. She has given all of herself to him. They are enjoying their new life together sailing to Albania where he will become the Sultan of Albania.

During their journey they encounter adventures with the satanic captain of the Black Iblis.

Edmond defeats the captain of the ship and through his victory he gains the loyalty of the sailors. The French are grateful for his defeat of the evil pirate.

Edmond then returns to Paris as the Count of Monte Cristo. He once again meets Mercedes, his young love. He convinces Mercedes to become part of his harem in Albania. Mercedes has her own terms and through her charm she convinces Edmond to to accept all demands if she is to join his harem and she returns to Albania with him.

Then Edmond or Sultan of Albania meets a spirited young Bedouin woman named Raymee. Raymee is extremely beautiful, and exceptionally smart. Her father has promised the Caliph that Raymee would be his wife, but she decides she would like to set some of the terms of their marriage like Sinbad’s wives did.

This book continues on a journey of love, strength and revenge. It gives women empowerment as the three ladies in his life are not of weak minds and each posses a deep core strength.

I found this book thrilling and exciting. A truly well written book that I could not put down. I await more books of this calibre.
added by Alexa82 | editSelf, alexa82 (May 20, 2013)
A Sequel shinning like its Original

Nothing could be more difficult than writing a sequel to a popular historical novel. And when that popular historical novel’s name reads as The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas, one can only pity the author for having attempted to achieve the impossible. But then, wait! this rule does not apply to Holy Ghost Writer who surpasses everybody’s expectation, probably his own expectation too, to pen down a Fantastic sequel - The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo.

To be frank, I started to browse through this book with a fair amount of scepticism. But all that vanished into thin air, once I crossed a few pages. I found myself glued to the book relishing every word of the Ghost writer. The narration, dialogues and descriptions transported me to the plain of magical realism. At times the characters -Dantes and Haydee seem like men next door. But, No don’t stereotype them, on numerous occasions they burst out before you like demi-Gods. This unexpected twist and intrigue in the plot enlivens the novel and keeps the reader clutching it tight right till the end. What more, at the end One is left asking for more… much like Dicken’s Oliver Twist!

At the end, I was awe-struck by the creativity of The Ghost writer for getting into the soul of the characters and pouring out their feelings spontaneously. The word Sequel in The Sultan of Monte Cristo: First Sequel to the Count of Monte Cristo is a misnomer because this novel seems like the continuation of its original – The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. It seems as if Alexandre Dumas had risen from his grave to give vent to his pent up feelings in the form of this novel.

Hats off to The Ghost Writer for matching the original novel in every aspect!

added by steven.S | editPaper Back Edition, Steven. S (May 20, 2013)
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 fights his inner demons and is more on the introspective side. He marries Haydee and refers to her as ‘The Sultana of Monte Cristo’. He also reconciles with his old flame, Mercedes and embarks on many very interesting adventures.
Holy Ghost Writer, the author of this scintillating novel sequel has written a book that exudes passion and has a very unique yet interesting writing style to his credit. He also takes a step further by venturing into the less exploited topic of Dante’s descendant, which was shocking revelation. This book, though short, will be worth every penny. Go grab it today!!
added by zoya.n | editfreelance writer, zoya.n (May 20, 2013)
This is a good book to read over a weekend, as it provides for a good read over a cup of tea in the afternoon. The book is well written and is a must have for the Monte Cristo Fans. The pages literally bleed with passion and sensuality and it is clearly observed that there are a few fragments taken from the original volume. It is always nice to read this new book but still relate to the characters in the old one. The author splendidly describes the people, and the emotions they go through. It is the story of a person who creates havoc as revenge for being wrongly imprisoned. But it is seen that he doesn't feel satisfied, rather weak and disturbed after having taken revenge. Also added is the captivating and beautiful Haydee who is fully in love with Dantes. It felt like an almost forgotten book is suddenly given a new cover and re worded to this beautiful new version which makes for an amazing read. I wish the author success in his future works…
added by Jeremy00789 | editSelf, Jeremy (May 16, 2013)
A Top class sequel to one of the best classics!

Frankly, I have not read 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Dumas. I have heard so much about the classic book, heard the story, but somehow never got to read it. Now, when I came across this sequel, was quite excited to get hold
of it. It is a lovely book and can be read without reading a single line of 'The Count of Monte Cristo'.

The story begins with Edmond Dantes marrying Haydee and hence becoming the Sultan of Albania. The dialogues between Dantes and Haydee shows the author's fluency in classic, making the modern
day's reader also enjoy. 

When Edmond Dantes or Sinbad theSailor, is confused about his future and still thinking of his dream about the satan, the Black Iblis nears his ship. The quick plan to attack and the words to attract the captain for the battle shows the strong character of Dantes and sets the base for the new reader. 

The author at this stage reveals the background of 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. Dantes previous love Mercedes finds his father's letter and realizes
that he is a direct descendant of Mary Magdalene!

When she meets Dantes,kindled all over again. Being a strong woman, she lays down her terms before agreeing to marry him. 

Then comes the female protagonist Raymee. Her actions might be a surprise or a shock, but the readers are able to perfectly understand her character. The author has portrayed the female characters as very strong wothe old love is remen. The entire book is a delight to read and I just kept turning the pages.

I love the women in the book and looking to read more in the coming sequels. Holy Ghost Writer has definitely made an impact with this one, wishing the author more success and hoping to grab the next books soon!
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"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 continue [through Dumas'] newly-honed role as investigative reporter who publishes his book as part of the story. New life is breathed into those characters we all knew and loved (or loved to hate) in the original Count of Monte Cristo tale (what can now, finally, be referred to as Book 1). Haydee, the infamous Villeforts, and even Countess G are lifted from the stalemate of our beloved story and given new life, and readers will also be introduced to a host of colorful new characters (like the memorable Raymee) whose lives, loves, and circumstance flow comprehensively and effortlessly through the entire narrative.

Amazingly, the prose so closely matches the mood, tone, pacing, and richness of environment of Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo that this feels like the natural continuance of those lives. The sequel manages to introduce such a microscopic view into the full-flesh world our colorful characters engage in that readers can't help being sucked in. We cannot help but run breathlessly alongside them throughout the journey, to imagine the consequences between their words, to ponder on their insights and their woe-filled courses of action. We stand next to Mercedes as she lives and breathes; we get that rare glimpse into the future of the characters that Alexandre Dumas himself surely intended.

Through well-defined and multilayered plotlines, the story's laser-point pacing, and rich character building, this work lends the quagmire of adventures, missteps, and danger-filled mysteries a guarantee of unforeseen, adventurous turns and cathartic "a-ha" insights. The Holy Ghost Writer seems a literary time-traveller: the swiftness with which he carries us straight into the 1800s is mind-boggling and a rare feat even in the best historical fiction writing. Excellent novel, and highly recommended!" Peanut's review
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