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A thrilling tale of magic, monsters, envy, wrongful imprisonment, and revenge. Adapted from the classic Alexandre Dumas adventure The Count of Monte Cristo. When jealousy and ambition drive a group of men to frame young Edmond Dantes for treason, he’s sent to prison indefinitely; there, he finds a friend and tutor who tells him about a terrible power hidden on the island of A thrilling tale of magic, monsters, envy, wrongful imprisonment, and revenge. Adapted from the classic Alexandre Dumas adventure The Count of Monte Cristo. When jealousy and ambition drive a group of men to frame young Edmond Dantes for treason, he’s sent to prison indefinitely; there, he finds a friend and tutor who tells him about a terrible power hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond escapes, makes the impossible decision to be mummified alive for the sake of revenge, and pursues his enemies to Paris with an intricate plan to tear down their new lives brick by brick. His plans are complicated by unexpected reminders of the humanity he left behind, and one of his foes has an even grander plan that could mean worldwide death and panic for his own profit.


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A thrilling tale of magic, monsters, envy, wrongful imprisonment, and revenge. Adapted from the classic Alexandre Dumas adventure The Count of Monte Cristo. When jealousy and ambition drive a group of men to frame young Edmond Dantes for treason, he’s sent to prison indefinitely; there, he finds a friend and tutor who tells him about a terrible power hidden on the island of A thrilling tale of magic, monsters, envy, wrongful imprisonment, and revenge. Adapted from the classic Alexandre Dumas adventure The Count of Monte Cristo. When jealousy and ambition drive a group of men to frame young Edmond Dantes for treason, he’s sent to prison indefinitely; there, he finds a friend and tutor who tells him about a terrible power hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond escapes, makes the impossible decision to be mummified alive for the sake of revenge, and pursues his enemies to Paris with an intricate plan to tear down their new lives brick by brick. His plans are complicated by unexpected reminders of the humanity he left behind, and one of his foes has an even grander plan that could mean worldwide death and panic for his own profit.

30 review for The Mummy of Monte Cristo

  1. 5 out of 5

    Denise

    In The Mummy of Monte Cristo, J. Trevor Robinson has taken the classic French adventure novel and added a twist, supernatural creatures, zombies, vampires, a mummy and all sorts of other mythical creatures. From the first chapter, I knew this novel was going to be a special experience for me. In elementary school, I was selected to be part of a group of students, who were taught speed reading, something I use to this day. In speed reading, the reader does not read every written word, but picks o In The Mummy of Monte Cristo, J. Trevor Robinson has taken the classic French adventure novel and added a twist, supernatural creatures, zombies, vampires, a mummy and all sorts of other mythical creatures. From the first chapter, I knew this novel was going to be a special experience for me. In elementary school, I was selected to be part of a group of students, who were taught speed reading, something I use to this day. In speed reading, the reader does not read every written word, but picks out the key words. However, this story had me so enthralled, that I found myself reading every word to soak up the atmosphere and the action. A kraken, emerging from the deep to attack an incoming ship with its slimy tentacles, had me hooked! This novel has all the human emotions in it. Love, hate, jealousy, loyalty, greed, envy and revenge, a type of Bildungsroman of a naive young man, who learns about human nature. Following the plot of the original, young Dante, our hero, is imprisoned unjustly, without knowing why, without even a trial. While in the infamous dungeon, he is befriended by a fellow prisoner, considered a mad banker, who tells of a vast treasure, which was hidden hundreds of years before, by an ancestor. They join forces to escape through a tunnel, however, the banker dies. Dante continues alone to escape and find the treasure. After investigating, what happened to those he loved and admired, he plots his revenge on his enemies. As another reviewer posted, I too don't read this type of novel. However, this is one not too miss! You will not be disappointed. To follow the book tour for this novel , click on the following link: https://francebooktours.com/2020/07/2...

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lauren Stoolfire

    I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. A thrilling tale of magic, monsters, envy, wrongful imprisonment, and revenge. Adapted from the classic Alexandre Dumas adventure The Count of Monte Cristo. When jealousy and ambition drive a group of men to frame young Edmond Dantes for treason, he’s sent to prison indefinitely; there, he finds a friend and tutor who tells him about a terrible power hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond escapes, makes the impossible decis I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. A thrilling tale of magic, monsters, envy, wrongful imprisonment, and revenge. Adapted from the classic Alexandre Dumas adventure The Count of Monte Cristo. When jealousy and ambition drive a group of men to frame young Edmond Dantes for treason, he’s sent to prison indefinitely; there, he finds a friend and tutor who tells him about a terrible power hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond escapes, makes the impossible decision to be mummified alive for the sake of revenge, and pursues his enemies to Paris with an intricate plan to tear down their new lives brick by brick. His plans are complicated by unexpected reminders of the humanity he left behind, and one of his foes has an even grander plan that could mean worldwide death and panic for his own profit. The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J. Trevor Robinson is a fantasy horror retelling of the classic The Count of Monte Cristo. I loved the idea of this one right off the bat since that classic is one of my favorites and I can't resist a retelling. I also particularly enjoy historical fantasy, especially with a dash of horror and thriller elements as well, so I was really excited to give this a try. There's a lot to like about this novel. As an homage to the classic novel, it's pretty great and the author tonality has it down. My favorite element was discovering all of the elements of this retelling that have a fantasy element to them, for example the titular mummy. Fair warning, the novel is very long which makes sense given the story that it's retelling is quite hefty itself. That said, as much as I love the concept of this and the classic there are times when this drags. It's a pretty dense read and some characters have very similar names making it tricky to keep track of everyone. Overall, The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J. Trevor Robinson is well worth picking up if you're looking for a successful retelling of a classic novel. The author does a great job of writing in the style of Dumas's original while adding his own personal touch. Plus, the supernatural elements are quite fun. I'm looking forward to trying more from this author in the future.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jenni Bishop

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson is a dark thriller and a unique modern retelling of the well-known story of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. J. Trevor Robinson has given us a story with a twist which includes mythical and supernatural creatures, vampires and zombies and all sorts of other things. The narrative is long and heavy and definitely not an afternoon read. It will require time and dedication. The characters are well developed and there are a lot. It is action-p The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson is a dark thriller and a unique modern retelling of the well-known story of Alexandre Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo. J. Trevor Robinson has given us a story with a twist which includes mythical and supernatural creatures, vampires and zombies and all sorts of other things. The narrative is long and heavy and definitely not an afternoon read. It will require time and dedication. The characters are well developed and there are a lot. It is action-packed and full of twist with the horror aspects J Trevor Robinson has plotted.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Gordon Long

    Before you start this book, you have to know what you’re getting into. As the title indicates, it’s a rewriting of Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo with an occult slant. As such, it needs to be reviewed in two parts. As a Historical Work of Art This is a pretty impressive homage to Alexandre Dumas and the 19th Century French novel. Robinson has the writing style and the mood down pat. Those not familiar with that literature will find the book heavy to narrative and light to dialogue. Those who know th Before you start this book, you have to know what you’re getting into. As the title indicates, it’s a rewriting of Dumas’ Count of Monte Cristo with an occult slant. As such, it needs to be reviewed in two parts. As a Historical Work of Art This is a pretty impressive homage to Alexandre Dumas and the 19th Century French novel. Robinson has the writing style and the mood down pat. Those not familiar with that literature will find the book heavy to narrative and light to dialogue. Those who know the style will find less of the detailed descriptive content than the originals contained. I got the impression that this author paid lip service to Dumas’ themes, but was more interested in exploring his own, which are perhaps more interesting to the modern reader. As a Modern Novel. As long as the heavy narrative style doesn’t bother you, this book works very well. Personally, I applaud the light touch on description. We are different readers these days, used to multiple visual media, and we don’t have the same hunger as people had 200 years ago for the description of faraway places. The occult element fits seamlessly into the original plotline, and the mummies, vampires and zombies are kept firmly under control. Magical powers are restricted to a few characters, so the occult does not overwhelm the rest of the story. In general, the plot flows well, though not rapidly by modern standards, using the characters and conflicts (of which there are many) to keep the reader enthralled. All-in-All This is a lo-o-o-ng book. 110 chapters, not all of them short. On my desktop, over a thousand pages. The plot elapses over two generations and about 50 years. New characters are introduced constantly, especially in the first half, each with his or her own plotline. However, the empathy readers develop with the positive characters and the fascinating portrayal of the villains keep us tuned in from beginning to end. The only element of modern writing I wish the book followed more closely is control of point of view. When you have so many characters, some with similar names, switching POV several times in one chapter with no clue from the author tends to mix us up. They did it in the old days because they didn’t know any better. We do now. Once I got tuned in to the style of the writing, I enjoyed the novel immensely. Highly recommended for fans of the occult and of old-style novels.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Gilliatt Carvalho

    Did not like. Not because of the insertion of the supernatural, which has Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, which is a book has a resemblance to The count of Monte Cristo. But due to the absence of the protagonist's redemption and humanization, as happened with the protagonist of The man who laughs by Victor Hugo, another book that resembles the count of Monte Cristo. Or as in Crime and Punishiment by Dostoevsky. Did not like. Not because of the insertion of the supernatural, which has Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, which is a book has a resemblance to The count of Monte Cristo. But due to the absence of the protagonist's redemption and humanization, as happened with the protagonist of The man who laughs by Victor Hugo, another book that resembles the count of Monte Cristo. Or as in Crime and Punishiment by Dostoevsky.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rose Auburn

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo is a retelling of the literary classic written by Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes, a young sailor is made Captain and about to get married to his sweetheart, Mercedes, when the jealousy and resentment of three colleagues drive them to frame him for treason. Due also to the corrupt actions of the wickedly craven Gerard de Villefort, Edmond is imprisoned without trial for fourteen years in the notorious Chateau d’If. However, the long years of captivity serve as both an ed The Mummy of Monte Cristo is a retelling of the literary classic written by Alexandre Dumas. Edmond Dantes, a young sailor is made Captain and about to get married to his sweetheart, Mercedes, when the jealousy and resentment of three colleagues drive them to frame him for treason. Due also to the corrupt actions of the wickedly craven Gerard de Villefort, Edmond is imprisoned without trial for fourteen years in the notorious Chateau d’If. However, the long years of captivity serve as both an education and an enlightenment to Edmond on how to exact his revenge… J. Trevor Robinson’s re-imagining follows the original plot fairly closely but deviates by the addition of the supernatural as the title would imply. We are treated to a 19th century world full of mythical beasts, occult powers and monstrous beings. It is an epic retelling of a legendary novel. The amount of detail, imagination and consideration that has gone into re-creating the writing of Dumas and the world of Monte Cristo interwoven with fantastical creatures is an undertaking of consummate skill and craft. The beginning of the novel is assertive and capable, nicely setting up the intrigues and conflicts in the same style and tempo as Dumas but with flickers and hints of difference and any necessary backstory is subtly weaved into the dialogue. Personally, I could have done with a few more of the mythical monsters, they do increase as the novel progresses but I thought they were slightly under-utilised at the beginning. This is a lengthy read and is very fast paced in parts, more so than the original. I thought retaining the short Chapter structure was a good idea; the reader is able to consolidate and pause because there is an awful lot going on at times and a large number of characters. The prose is very Dumasesque, especially the Chapters in the Chateau d’If but J. Trevor Robinson carefully tweaks for the reader of today; it is certainly not as descriptively dense as the original and strikes a nice balance. Having said that, this is not a light read, you need to commit time. It does not work well as a novel to dip in and out of a few pages and some readers may still find the writing style a little impenetrable in places; it certainly retains the authenticity of the original. The Mummy is an intrinsically likeable figure and imbued with J. Trevor Robinson’s supernatural powers, becomes a really charismatic and hypnotic character. I also found the re-imagining of Gerard de Villefort to be particularly gruesome and macabre. The inclusion of the dead plague narrative was also quite uncanny given current world events. I inwardly smiled at the new character of Dufresne; a clear nod to the Author’s love of Stephen King. To have replicated and evolved such an esteemed classic as Monte Cristo takes immense patience, skill and confidence. It could have been a travesty. It was, instead, an intelligent, absorbing, sympathetic and captivating read which pitched the supernatural narrative perfectly and I feel all the sadder for having finished it. Highly recommended.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    I thoroughly enjoyed this fantasy thriller which is a retelling of the classic Alexandre Dumas adventure ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ but set in a world of monsters and magic. Like in the original novel the story centres around Edmond Dantes who is about to marry Mercedes his sweetheart and who has just been made captain of a ship. Just as things are going well for Edmond the jealousy and ambition of others result in Edmond being framed for treason and sent to prison indefinitely. Whilst in priso I thoroughly enjoyed this fantasy thriller which is a retelling of the classic Alexandre Dumas adventure ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ but set in a world of monsters and magic. Like in the original novel the story centres around Edmond Dantes who is about to marry Mercedes his sweetheart and who has just been made captain of a ship. Just as things are going well for Edmond the jealousy and ambition of others result in Edmond being framed for treason and sent to prison indefinitely. Whilst in prison he finds a friend who talks about a terrible power which is hidden on the island of Monte Cristo. Edmond manages to escape and gives up his humanity so that he can get revenge on the group of men who framed him, making the decision to be mummified alive. Edmond then pursues his enemies to Paris where he devises a plan to ruin the men’s new lives completely but he keeps experiencing unexpected reminders of the humanity he left behind. He then learns that one of the men has an even grander plan that could result in worldwide death all for his own profit. This is a wonderfully written novel and it really is a, “thrilling tale of magic, monsters, envy, wrongful imprisonment, and revenge”. I was hooked from page one and although it is a lengthy book I found I could not put it down. The story follows the original but with the added fantasy elements making the storyline intriguing and the narrative flows well moving the story along at a fairly fast pace. I like the short chapters and I think that works well and the authors descriptive writing style really brings the characters and the setting alive making me feel fully immersed in the story. The plot is action packed and full of drama and I was gripped until the end of this unique and original novel. This was an epic read but also an enjoyable and engaging one and I would recommend ‘The Mummy of Monte Cristo’ to all readers regardless of whether they have read the original.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Danielle Dando

    I wasn’t sure whether I was going to like this considering how much I love the original, but I was pleasantly surprised because Robinson really did the original justice bringing a new magical vibrancy that was both original and completely aware of its origin. Robinson brought a freshness to the classic that still echoed with Dumas’ original style. I loved the mystical and magical elements that were added to the tale, I really thought that I wouldn’t simply because I didn’t think anything needed I wasn’t sure whether I was going to like this considering how much I love the original, but I was pleasantly surprised because Robinson really did the original justice bringing a new magical vibrancy that was both original and completely aware of its origin. Robinson brought a freshness to the classic that still echoed with Dumas’ original style. I loved the mystical and magical elements that were added to the tale, I really thought that I wouldn’t simply because I didn’t think anything needed adding to such an awesome tale, but I have to say I really liked it. The dark themes of the original were made that much darker with the addition of monsters. Like the original, this story follows the protagonist Edward Dante’s, who is riding on the high of being captain of his own ship and finally getting to marry the love of his life Mercedes. But this is not to be malicious plotting from three people that he thought that he could trust, lead him to be convicted of treason and imprisoned. But not one to be beaten down, Edward learns from the experience, using his imprisonment as education to prepare him for the revenge that he would exact on those that had betrayed him. This is a good chunky book to sink into and the added mystical elements only add an interesting dimension to an already solid story. I don’t think that just anyone could have taken on a project like this and done it the justice that Robinson has. It is well worth the read especially if the original is something that you enjoyed reading, this will only give you a newfound appreciation for it, whilst also immersing you into a whole new world of magic and mysticism which is always fun. Cannot recommend this tale enough

  9. 4 out of 5

    Laura Furuta

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo By J Trevor Robinson 5 out of 5 stars I loved reading the book The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson. It is a story that includes betrayal, vengeance, secrets, and danger. I loved the character of Edmond Dantes. He is a man that should have had a wonderful life. Things look bright for him until he loses everything. What does the future hold for Edmond? Read this book to find out. This is an amazing story that had me turning pages to find out what happens next. I The Mummy of Monte Cristo By J Trevor Robinson 5 out of 5 stars I loved reading the book The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson. It is a story that includes betrayal, vengeance, secrets, and danger. I loved the character of Edmond Dantes. He is a man that should have had a wonderful life. Things look bright for him until he loses everything. What does the future hold for Edmond? Read this book to find out. This is an amazing story that had me turning pages to find out what happens next. It had my emotions going up and down all the way through. Edmond is a character that you can empathize with for what happens to him as well as understand the reasons for the path that he embarks on. There are many characters in this story. Some of them have selfish goals and only look out for themselves. They crave power and influence while trampling over those who they consider beneath them. Others are driven to make sure things are set right. The book is brilliantly written, and the author makes the story and the characters come alive. Don’t miss out on an exciting and entertaining story that you will not want to put down until you had finished the final page. I highly recommend reading it.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    4 Stars The Mummy of Monte Cristo is my first read by J. Trevor Robinson. As I hadn’t read any of his work before, I really didn’t know what to expect going into this book. But as it is a dark(ish) take on the classic ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, which is a favourite of mine, I was quite intrigued to discover what lay under the cover. This has quite a clever premise behind this adaptation- a tribute to the original, but with its own unique identity; as well as some wonderful historical details, ma 4 Stars The Mummy of Monte Cristo is my first read by J. Trevor Robinson. As I hadn’t read any of his work before, I really didn’t know what to expect going into this book. But as it is a dark(ish) take on the classic ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, which is a favourite of mine, I was quite intrigued to discover what lay under the cover. This has quite a clever premise behind this adaptation- a tribute to the original, but with its own unique identity; as well as some wonderful historical details, magic, monsters, danger, hidden agendas, the supernatural, action, adventure, drama, suspense, a little mystery, and horror themes. The characters were interesting and well developed- with their own identities, quirks and flaws. They definitely made the story more intriguing. This is quite a long story, and there were times I felt the story lagged/dragged a little- but this didn’t really detract any from my overall enjoyment of the book. I won’t go into any detail, as I don’t want to spoil the twist on the original- that is something you will want to discover for yourself. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for more from J. Trevor Robinson in the future. Thank you, J. Trevor Robinson!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    I wasn’t exactly sure what I had gotten myself into when I picked up The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson. I have never read his work prior to this and the premise was definitely strong and pulled me right in. I personally adore ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, so I was highly intrigued to see what he would do with this classic fav of mine. I must say I had high expectations going into it that it would be something I would ultimately enjoy. This book plays out fairly slow. I will start wit I wasn’t exactly sure what I had gotten myself into when I picked up The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson. I have never read his work prior to this and the premise was definitely strong and pulled me right in. I personally adore ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, so I was highly intrigued to see what he would do with this classic fav of mine. I must say I had high expectations going into it that it would be something I would ultimately enjoy. This book plays out fairly slow. I will start with that because it stuck in the back of my mind as I read most of the book. I was constantly waiting for that extra bit of magic I wanted for lack of better description. It just felt like it took forever to get to the good stuff lol. This however didn’t ruin my overall enjoyment of the book and its premise. I won’t divulge much more than you get in the synopsis because that would ruin the twist he has given Monte Cristo. I can tell you there is something for everyone in this between the nod to classical literature, mummies, magic, monsters and zombies, and even some adventurous points. I think all the aspects are what kept me enthralled as I felt it drug on. I am eager to see what else we have or will get from Robinson!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anantha Rusum

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson is a re-take of the ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, so I was very curious on how the plot will be played. A group of men put Edmund Dantes behind prison because of vengeance and ambition. Dantes is dejected and heart broken when he finds out he is imprisoned indefinitely. He finds a friend and a well-wisher who reveals the hidden terrible power in the Island of Monte Cristo. Besotted with revenge, Edmund escapes prison to go to the island and mummifies The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson is a re-take of the ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, so I was very curious on how the plot will be played. A group of men put Edmund Dantes behind prison because of vengeance and ambition. Dantes is dejected and heart broken when he finds out he is imprisoned indefinitely. He finds a friend and a well-wisher who reveals the hidden terrible power in the Island of Monte Cristo. Besotted with revenge, Edmund escapes prison to go to the island and mummifies himself alive to seek the terrible power. Then he goes on his path of vengeance to destroy the lives of all the men who imprisoned him. The horror and fantasy elements are very interesting indeed, I never expected the Kraken with it’s prying tentacles in this book. There are vampires, zombies and a dangerous mummy. Horror is usually not to my taste, but I did find myself reading this book, possibly because I grew up reading “The Count of Monte Cristo” and the classic is very dear to me. I do not want to compare this book with the classic, but this book can stand on its own. The characters are developed and well-rounded to fit in the story. If there is a qualm, it’s just that it’s a bit too lengthy. Could have been shorter. Nevertheless, I enjoyed the book.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Bobbi Wagner

    I enjoyed this book. It is my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more from them in the future. This is a well thought out story that takes you on an adventure through a world of magic and paranormal. The characters are unique and well developed. They are connectable and made the story not only engaging but also easy to read. This is a story about Edmond. He seems to have it all, a new pending marriage, a promotion and in just a second he loses everything. What will happen wh I enjoyed this book. It is my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more from them in the future. This is a well thought out story that takes you on an adventure through a world of magic and paranormal. The characters are unique and well developed. They are connectable and made the story not only engaging but also easy to read. This is a story about Edmond. He seems to have it all, a new pending marriage, a promotion and in just a second he loses everything. What will happen when he is accused of treason you will have to read about. Now he is faced with making things right but will he have to give up his humanity? This is a longer story but Edmond keeps you wanting to see what will happen next. He made such a great character, I really enjoyed him. This was a great story that I highly recommend.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Tausha Treadway

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson. I really enjoyed this read even though it isn't my favorite genre. this is a take on the original "The Count of Monte Cristo" and it follows along only a lot darker. Its the story of Edmond Dantes who is a man that has had a truly blessed life. Until it falls apart. When the kraken attacks a ship in the Marseille harbor he springs into action to rescue the ship. Edmund ends up going to prison for treason and he ends up having to make the ultimate s The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson. I really enjoyed this read even though it isn't my favorite genre. this is a take on the original "The Count of Monte Cristo" and it follows along only a lot darker. Its the story of Edmond Dantes who is a man that has had a truly blessed life. Until it falls apart. When the kraken attacks a ship in the Marseille harbor he springs into action to rescue the ship. Edmund ends up going to prison for treason and he ends up having to make the ultimate sacrifice to remedy the situation and everyone thinks the trouble will end with his death but it is only beginning. There are zombies, mummies, magic, monsters and adventures galore. This book is fast paced and will take your breath away at points. This was a very enjoyable retelling of the original story but will its own twists and turns to make it new.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Erica Fish

    For anyone who loves classic stories, this one is enjoyable. As the first book by this author, I found it to be entertaining. J Trevor Robinson is a new author to me. I found his writing style to be enjoyable. It is hard to take an old tale and make it new again. The genre of this book is fantasy and thriller. I found myself going on a thrilling ride. The characters are fully developed and complex. The storyline keeps you going to see what is coming around the corner now. This book is about Edmo For anyone who loves classic stories, this one is enjoyable. As the first book by this author, I found it to be entertaining. J Trevor Robinson is a new author to me. I found his writing style to be enjoyable. It is hard to take an old tale and make it new again. The genre of this book is fantasy and thriller. I found myself going on a thrilling ride. The characters are fully developed and complex. The storyline keeps you going to see what is coming around the corner now. This book is about Edmond. He has everything going for himself. He has a fiance and a promotion but in one second everything is gone. He is being charged with treason and now he is being threatened to have his humanity taken away. I highly recommend reading this story to follow Edmund’s story for yourself.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Heather Lovelace

    I loved the tale this is based off of and was excited to see how Robinson would stay true to the material while putting a paranormal spin on the context. Anyone that has spent any time in the pages originally spun by Dumas will find Robinson staying true to major character details and plot movement. The pacing felt similar and there was a certain epic scale to this tale that is often not part of modern fiction. I was intrigued to read these pages to find how the paranormal spin would root and re I loved the tale this is based off of and was excited to see how Robinson would stay true to the material while putting a paranormal spin on the context. Anyone that has spent any time in the pages originally spun by Dumas will find Robinson staying true to major character details and plot movement. The pacing felt similar and there was a certain epic scale to this tale that is often not part of modern fiction. I was intrigued to read these pages to find how the paranormal spin would root and resolve. I embraced this new spin on a classic and thoroughly enjoyed it. The original is a classic and cannot be truly matched. However by changing the environment and a few key plot points, Robinson does a beautiful job refreshing it and staying true to its basic principles. Loved it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kerry carr

    This was a great book that had me gripped right from the beginning. It contains magic, deceit, and revenge all added together to make a story you won't be able to put down. Edmond  seems to have his life on track and heading in the right direction. He is due to marry the love of his life and he has been promoted to Captain of the ship, a great achievement for a guy so young. However his life is turned upside down by jealousy of others and when Edmond is arrested for treason against the king his This was a great book that had me gripped right from the beginning. It contains magic, deceit, and revenge all added together to make a story you won't be able to put down. Edmond  seems to have his life on track and heading in the right direction. He is due to marry the love of his life and he has been promoted to Captain of the ship, a great achievement for a guy so young. However his life is turned upside down by jealousy of others and when Edmond is arrested for treason against the king his life seems over as he is sent to prison. But when Edmond escapes he sets on to get his revenge on the people who lied about him and caused him to lose the life he had worked hard to create.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Caralee

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J. Trevor Robinson 4 Stars!!!! One thing I like is discovering new authors. This is the first book from this author that I have read and I was quite impressed. I found the author had a refreshing style and also unique story. I felt as though I was right in the thick of the adventure. I really like how it had a lot of supernatural and characters. I found it to be quite a nice change from my normal genre. I like how the main character Edmond is forced to make the ultimate The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J. Trevor Robinson 4 Stars!!!! One thing I like is discovering new authors. This is the first book from this author that I have read and I was quite impressed. I found the author had a refreshing style and also unique story. I felt as though I was right in the thick of the adventure. I really like how it had a lot of supernatural and characters. I found it to be quite a nice change from my normal genre. I like how the main character Edmond is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice to sort the situation. I really like how the book flows. I just could not put it down. I really like how the plot twists and turns and how all is righted in the end. I will definitely read more from this author in the future.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kerry Baker

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson is a classic horror story and is a remake done well. The author has created what feels like one of those timeless classics and is such a great story. The book is well written and you really connect with the main character. It is so easy to understand why he acts the way he does. The story itself is a deep and complex story that is an experience overall for the reader. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed the way he put The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson is a classic horror story and is a remake done well. The author has created what feels like one of those timeless classics and is such a great story. The book is well written and you really connect with the main character. It is so easy to understand why he acts the way he does. The story itself is a deep and complex story that is an experience overall for the reader. This is the first book that I have read by this author and I enjoyed the way he put everything together and created such a vivid story. This was a brilliant book and one I thoroughly enjoyed.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jonell

    I know what your thinking and truly I thought the same thing. As a fan of The Count of Monte Cristo I thought this could be nothing but sacrilege. Oh, how very wrong I was. The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson, was a really great book. As intricate and elaborately plotted as the original but who can pass up an alternate reality complete with its own fantastic monsters and gifted folks. Of course, the characters remain wonderful but oh what a wonderful new world. And zombies! Dear reade I know what your thinking and truly I thought the same thing. As a fan of The Count of Monte Cristo I thought this could be nothing but sacrilege. Oh, how very wrong I was. The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson, was a really great book. As intricate and elaborately plotted as the original but who can pass up an alternate reality complete with its own fantastic monsters and gifted folks. Of course, the characters remain wonderful but oh what a wonderful new world. And zombies! Dear reader, don’t pass this one up. This is golden.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Chantelle Smith

    This is my first read from this author and I’m so glad that I picked this read up! This is an epic adventurous read that takes you on a journey of fantasy, paranormal and magic! I totally hooked with this read and pulled along with the storyline of our characters. I had no problem connecting to our main character Edmond, and loved following along on his journey throughout this read! I was left, wanting to find out more and what would happen next. I highly recommend this read and can’t wait to re This is my first read from this author and I’m so glad that I picked this read up! This is an epic adventurous read that takes you on a journey of fantasy, paranormal and magic! I totally hooked with this read and pulled along with the storyline of our characters. I had no problem connecting to our main character Edmond, and loved following along on his journey throughout this read! I was left, wanting to find out more and what would happen next. I highly recommend this read and can’t wait to read more from this author!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jenique'S Library

    AAA+++++++ I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed this retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. J. Trevor Robinson definitely did his research with French history and the way he seamlessly wove the supernatural aspects into this classic storyline was masterful. The story was close enough to the original that I could tell where the storyline came from but Robinson didn't steel the story he expertly put his own supernatural twist into it. AMAZING world building and the characters took the st AAA+++++++ I can't even put into words how much I enjoyed this retelling of The Count of Monte Cristo. J. Trevor Robinson definitely did his research with French history and the way he seamlessly wove the supernatural aspects into this classic storyline was masterful. The story was close enough to the original that I could tell where the storyline came from but Robinson didn't steel the story he expertly put his own supernatural twist into it. AMAZING world building and the characters took the story to new heights. Thank you for doing the beloved classic justice.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Book.Athlete

    As a fan of "The Count of Monte Cristo" (Dumas), I was not sure I would enjoy this creative take on the beloved classic. I was pleasantly surprised to be drawn into the story, plot, and characters. This story sets the Plague, the French Revolution, and post-revolution France to be the scene of a zombie-like plague. The story is well-written and developed beyond original expectations. The plight of Edmund and those who encounter him make for a page-turner in this book. This has earned a rightful As a fan of "The Count of Monte Cristo" (Dumas), I was not sure I would enjoy this creative take on the beloved classic. I was pleasantly surprised to be drawn into the story, plot, and characters. This story sets the Plague, the French Revolution, and post-revolution France to be the scene of a zombie-like plague. The story is well-written and developed beyond original expectations. The plight of Edmund and those who encounter him make for a page-turner in this book. This has earned a rightful place on my bookshelf.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Rochelle Ferguson

    I was pleasantly surprised by this retelling. Having read the original ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’, I was tentative in reading J Trevor Robinson retelling but I definitely do not regret it! I enjoyed reading the reimagined classic with a twist of fantasy. I was completely hooked and could not put this book down! The setting, characters and writing style transformed this novel into a quick read I want to read again.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Emma

    In a world of monsters and magic, Edmond Dantes has a pretty good life. But then things take a turn for the worse. To make things right, he will need to give up the only thing he has left. J. Trevor Robinson’s supernatural adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s classic is a lovely twist adding in elements of horror and the supernatural. I loved this novel just as much as the original version.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Heidi Schoolman

    This story follows Edmond – someone who had it all….until he didn’t. Great love, great job, great life; and then he is accused of treason. One can only imagine what comes of Edmond. I rather enjoyed reading this book. One of the best fantasy/thriller stories I have read. It had a bit of everything – danger, action, monsters. This story puts you on the edge of your seat.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Piper

    I have really enjoyed reading this book. It's a thrilling book with a ton of fantasy creatures and characters and revenge. Edmond seems to have his life on track and heading in the right direction. His life is then turned upside down when Edmond is arrested for treason against the king his life. There are so many twists that are unexpected. I have really enjoyed reading this book. It's a thrilling book with a ton of fantasy creatures and characters and revenge. Edmond seems to have his life on track and heading in the right direction. His life is then turned upside down when Edmond is arrested for treason against the king his life. There are so many twists that are unexpected.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Moriah Venable

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo is a novel by J. Trevor Robinson. This is my first novel by this author. Edmond Dante is made captain and set to marry his sweetheart until it is all taken from him. This was such a great story. It’s not something I normally read but the premise and title caught my attention. I’m glad I gave it a chance. The novel is filled with mystery, betrayal and vengeance. It reminded me of classic novels. I don’t want to give too much away. I suggest reading this.

  29. 5 out of 5

    David Ebsworth

    Plenty of action, plenty of in-jokes in this re-telling of the Dumas novel but in a gothic horror setting. Clever. Not my normal stuff but enjoyed it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    The Mummy of Monte Cristo is my first introduction to the talents of J Trevor Robinson. It will not be my last. I do not normally read this genre, but after reading this one, that may change. It was full of adventure, danger, action and pure terror. I enjoyed every single page. I did not expect to keep reading it. I had the whole book read in two nights. It was well worth staying up at night to read. It was so very good. I have giving The Mummy of Monte Cristo a very well deserved five plus star The Mummy of Monte Cristo is my first introduction to the talents of J Trevor Robinson. It will not be my last. I do not normally read this genre, but after reading this one, that may change. It was full of adventure, danger, action and pure terror. I enjoyed every single page. I did not expect to keep reading it. I had the whole book read in two nights. It was well worth staying up at night to read. It was so very good. I have giving The Mummy of Monte Cristo a very well deserved five plus stars. I think readers who enjoy to read horror filled stories will definitely want to pick this one up. I would love to read more by J Trevor Robinson in the future. I received The Mummy of Monte Cristo from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.

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