Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo (w/$10 Amazon Giveaway)

Disclosure: A free download of the book was provided to help facilitate an honest review. No other form of compensation took place and all opinions stated are genuine and my own.



The Book:
Have you ever read a book that you didn't want to end? A book that left you longing to know more about what happened to the characters once you reached its conclusion? That is how I felt after I read Alexandre Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo, and a continuation of the journey is what The Holy Ghost Writer has offered to readers with The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo. Reintroducing the riveting original (story) to the reader, as told through the voice of Sherlock Holmes, The Holy Ghost Writer (an author who at the moment remains a mystery) spins the tale of Edmond Dàntes as eloquently as ever, and then kicks it up a notch [or twenty] by continuing the story.

Offering an intimate look at a good number of additional years in the life of the beloved count, the tale is intricately woven with historical events and people throughout and leaves the reader spellbound, and at the end, again, longing to know more.

My favorite part regarding the expansion was that you learned to love the characters that Dàntes loved; you experienced the life lessons that he did right alongside him; and you got to explore some interesting takes on true-to-life events that have happened in the past (within the glamorous context of Dumas' expounded upon fiction).


The Contest:
There is currently an international contest going on regarding the identity of this author. The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo is but one of several Monte Cristo sequels he/she has written, under the guise of Holy Ghost Writer. Each of the books offers clues to the identity of the author. Collect the clues and send them in an e-mail to prize@sultanofmontecristo.com along with your guess of who it is you think is authoring the books. The winner of the contest will receive a cash prize. Persons aware of the author's identity or who have worked with him/her are unable to participate in the contest.

You can purchase The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo, or any of the other Holy Ghost Writer books on Amazon.

Information on the international contest to identify the author can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Holy-Ghost-Writer/e/B00A6VRLAU/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

You can also follow The Holy Ghost Writer on Facebook and/or Twitter.

One lucky Mail4Rosey reader is going to get a $10 Amazon Code to download the book I read (or perhaps to use towards another by the author instead). Enter on Rafflecopter form below.

Prize for the $10 giveaway is an e-code so anyone who can order from Amazon is welcome to enter.
a Rafflecopter giveaway



94 comments:

  1. How useful - who can't find something they need on amazon!? Thanks for the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I felt the same way about The Count of Monte Cristo - I didn't want it to end. How exciting to have a sequel (I'd never heard of them before!)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I agree with P is for Preschooler--I read The Count of Monte Cristo as well and loved it. This is so fun that there is another book lined up! It would be fun to read the original book and then read this new one.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Read them all at my hall, awesome of you to do too

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's really cool! The contest, I mean. And the book! I love Dumas, and this sounds like a thrilling follow-up!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Awesome giveaway! Love Kindle books!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think that this book would be very interesting especially if you liked the original Count of Monte Criso, I would like to read this book The Sovereign Order of Monte Cristo is but one of several Monte Cristo sequels he/she has written, under the guise of Holy Ghost Writer, wonder who the Holy Ghost Writer is?????

    ReplyDelete
  8. hey i know holy ghost writer...smiles...cool to see your review of their books...count of monte cristo is one of my favs...

    ReplyDelete
  9. I've always wanted to read this book. I've heard of it. Right now I'm reading a book called Raising Cain.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love ordering books on amazon.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm in. Amazon is one of my favorite places to shop.

    Have a terrific day. ☺

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'd love to win this! Time to start saving my amazon codes for the holidays! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I really wish I had time to read - this sounds like a great book.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I've been reading about Holy Ghost Writers contest on their site and thinks it is such a cool idea!

    ReplyDelete
  15. This sounds right up hubby's aisle - sending this to him now!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love the title Holy Ghost Writers...makes me wonder how many there really are...

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love to read--this is going on my vacation book list--can't wait!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I'm reading Fifty Shades of Grey right now :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have never read the Count of Monte Cristo but I have read books that I never wanted to end and absolutely couldn't wait for the next book to come out.

    There is no place better to get books than Amazon, that is for sure!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh, wow, this sounds like fun! (Does anyone remember the PBS show "Wishbone"? The C of MC was one of their best episodes!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't remember it! lol I'm curious now though. :)

      Delete
  21. I always visit Holy Ghost Writer, just to see what he/she is up to.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have always wanted to give this book a read.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Replies
    1. Thanks for letting me read it. I was glued to my Kindle for two days straight.

      Delete
  24. I could really use an Amazon gift card. I hope I win. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Oh too bad I don't have an e-reader. It sounds great!

    ReplyDelete
  26. What a fun idea! I'd love to guess the author.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Very interesting topic of reading.. I might have to check this out.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Love Amazon! It's a great site for book. Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Awesome giveaway! Amazon is awesome

    ReplyDelete
  30. I have not read the book but would like to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Oh I love books like that and sometimes they are hard to come by. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  32. yes i have read a book that i didn't want to stop until its read cover to cover :D

    Jheylo http://www.beautyisintheeyeoftheb.com/?p=4975

    ReplyDelete
  33. Amazon has the best items, and the best low prices.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love Sherlock Holmes so this would be a nice read.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I can always use a new book!

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. It all looks great I'm gonna need to get this book and read it too.

    ReplyDelete
  37. This sounds fun and exciting! Something my whole family would enjoy participating in and get some much needed reading time in! Thank you for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Thanks for the contest amazon is great

    ReplyDelete
  39. Pretty smart of the author to my so mysterious -- all that publicity!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Thank you so much for this giveaway and for information about this book!

    ReplyDelete
  41. Sounds like a very interesting twist on the story. Sherlock Holmes is one of my favorite book characters.
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    (Lauren Rochon in Rafflecopter)

    ReplyDelete
  42. Great giveaway...I can never buy too many books on amazon!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I would love to read this book!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Sounds like an interesting book, will have to check it out!

    ReplyDelete
  45. Love shopping on Amazon, you can find everything there!

    ReplyDelete
  46. I love Amazon and it sounds like a great book

    ReplyDelete
  47. I love to read and I can't believe I've never read The Count of Monte Cristo. What the heck is up with that? Now I just have to read it.

    ReplyDelete
  48. That's one of those movies that my family and I love to sit around and watch together, usually on a Sunday, so I would definitely be interested in more story featuring the same characters!

    ReplyDelete
  49. I love buying things from amazon!

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thanks for the great giveaway!!
    Tammy Dalley on rafflecopter

    ReplyDelete
  51. That is interesting, a new twist on an old classic.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I'm so skeptical to hear that Fight Club 2 will be a graphic novel. Unsure of that

    ReplyDelete
  53. I haven't had the chance to read the Count of Monte Cristo yet but it sound interesting

    ReplyDelete
  54. Thanks for the opportunity!

    RC Name: Danielle Papsis
    dpapsis2@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. Thank you very much. It will be helpful to buy my long-time goal of a microscope.

    My rafflecopter; Uma
    gorgeoustricks@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  56. This sounds like a good read. Thank you for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  57. I wish you the best on your giveaway. It sounds like a wonderful read, from one bookworm to another. I have shared on twitter to get the word out.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I know somewhat of the story but I have always wanted to read this book

    ReplyDelete
  59. What a lovely way to pay it forward, Rosey. :)

    ReplyDelete
  60. I love Amazon, I do all my Holiday Shopping on Amazon.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Amazon is great. They offer so many different products plus free shipping offers on most. I do lots of shopping there especially for books. We are a big reading family.
    savewish@yahoo.com
    Sherry Compton

    ReplyDelete
  62. Amazon funds are always welcome so many thanks for the giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  63. This sounds like a good book, and I'd love to find out who the author is!

    ReplyDelete
  64. amazon is really awesome! I love the variety of things they offer and their prices. You just plain can't beat em for online shopping! myamurphy@mail.com

    ReplyDelete
  65. It sounds like a good read and the contest sounds really fun.
    Thanks for the chance. :)

    ReplyDelete
  66. Thanks for doing this giveaway. Amazon is great!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review.

    ReplyDelete
  68. Putting the book on my list...it sounds great! I'm reading Final Harvest right now...which is great!

    ReplyDelete
  69. Thanks for the giveway,,love Amazon! ;)
    (Karla Sceviour)

    ReplyDelete
  70. There have been so many books down through the years that I have read that were so good I didn't want to end, and to this day, still wonder what happened to the characters - after!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agreed! And it is fun to follow the Count for more of his adventurous tales. :)

      Delete
  71. The book idea sounds very cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  72. I hadn't heard of this book, but it fits in with the recent upswing in the number of classic books that have been continued/expanded/even turned into paranormal novels.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail . com

    ReplyDelete
  73. This book sounds cool. I've never heard of it before until now but it looks like an interesting read!

    kstrycker787@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  74. this book sounds great and would love to read it... I am not a book lover but I believe this would be enjoyable to read

    ReplyDelete
  75. Sounds like a great book, thanks for the contest!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I'd love to read this book
    Julie Hawkins

    ReplyDelete
  77. Having an author who has kept his/her identity a secret is neat.

    ReplyDelete

Your comment is awaiting moderation. Thank you for your visit!