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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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