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:

Katie said...

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

P is for Preschooler said...

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!)

Kera @ Nugget On A Budget said...

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.

Pat Hatt said...

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

Elisebet F said...

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

Beth said...

Awesome giveaway! Love Kindle books!

Dorothy Teel said...

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?????

Brian Miller said...

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

alissa apel said...

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

Denise S. said...

I love ordering books on amazon.

Sandee said...

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

Have a terrific day. ☺

Momma Lew said...

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

Moms Gone Crazy said...

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

Theresa said...

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

Krista Bainbridge said...

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

Dawns Disaster said...

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

KathleenKL said...

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

Stephanie Larison said...

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

Tammy Graham said...

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!!

Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife said...

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

My Journey With Candida said...

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

John DeBellis said...

Sounds like a great book

amy dempsey said...

I have always wanted to give this book a read.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Thanks a lot!

couponwahm said...

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

Mel Cole said...

Sounds like a nice book!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

It comes in hard copy too. :)

clc408 said...

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

steve weber said...

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

Kim Hardy said...

Thanks for the contest

Michele D said...

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

Emily Koleske said...

Awesome giveaway! Amazon is awesome

cowboyswife said...

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

Danielle @ We Have It All said...

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

Kate Fuller said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jerla Oh lalala said...

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

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Anonymous said...

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Colette S said...

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

Joyce Lansky said...

I can always use a new book!

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evanoff said...

This sounds so intriguing!

StephanieR said...

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

Kimberly Mayberry said...

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!

Michelle Hebert said...

Thanks for the contest amazon is great

joe hawk said...

Thanks for the contest

Shaw Catherine said...

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

whirlofwings said...

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

Lauren Roch said...

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)

Lkay107 said...

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

An Ran said...

I would love to read this book!

Dawn Justice said...

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

Mike Bratek said...

Love shopping on Amazon, you can find everything there!

Katie Ashley-Bascombe said...

I love Amazon and it sounds like a great book

Marti Parks said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

paula said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

bunnyswagg said...

I love buying things from amazon!

Tammy D said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!!
Tammy Dalley on rafflecopter

Helga said...

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

jlafount said...

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

stacey dempsey said...

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

Danielle PB said...

Thanks for the opportunity!

RC Name: Danielle Papsis
dpapsis2@gmail.com

Kohila Ganesan said...

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

My rafflecopter; Uma
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Kohila Ganesan said...

I would buy books too.

wen budro said...

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

Crystal McCord said...

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.

mail4rosey said...

Thank you, Crystal.

tina reynolds said...

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

Lizzy said...

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

Lisa Pecora said...

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

Anonymous said...

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Sherry Compton

John Leahy said...

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

Lisa Brown said...

love the giveaway, thank you

Kitty Iecvan said...

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

Mya Murphy said...

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

Michelle Kafka said...

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

The Smart Savvy Mama said...

Thanks for doing this giveaway. Amazon is great!

Jessica Grigsby said...

I love books and I love amazon.

Amy S D said...

Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the review.

Angela snoozy said...

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

ksceviour said...

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

Diane Cooper said...

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!

Ava Chavez said...

The book idea sounds very cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

clynsg said...

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.

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mail4rosey said...

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

mail4rosey said...

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

Kate said...

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

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Anna A. said...

Interesting!

Anonymous said...

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

Sheila Hickmon said...

Sounds like a great book, thanks for the contest!

Julieh said...

I'd love to read this book
Julie Hawkins

susan1215 said...

Sounds like a good book.

Deborah Dumm said...

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