The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J Trevor Robinson – Review by Angela Hayes
The Mummy of Monte Cristo by J. Trevor Robinson
My rating: 4 of 5 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 is the future.
Thank you, J. Trevor Robinson!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
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