Friday, June 5, 2015

G607 Book Review of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire Book II Hunter by Sally Ann Melia

Name of Book: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire Part Two Hunter

Author: Sally Ann Melia

ISBN: 9781508958444

Publisher: Self published

Part of a Series: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire

Type of book: friendship, fighting, prince, models, illegitimate children, science fiction/fantasy, future, determination, sacrifices, conspiracies

Year it was published: 2015

Summary:

HUNTER. Part 2 of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire

LAUNCH DATE May 30th Free Giveaway - see details here:http://www.sallyannmelia.com/giveaway... 

The new serialisation of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire.

"Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia is a fast-paced and exciting YA military sci-fi read. Don't miss this one!" — Brent LeVasseur, author and illustrator of the Aoléon The Martian Girl series.

How dare you? How dare you hold me captive?

13-year-old Teodor was taken by the vicious Battle Borgs of Dome and now he must fight to survive.
13-year-old Guy Erma has been offered a chance to fight for his place in the Dome Elite. Only who will be his opponent? Will he face a Battle Borg of Dome?
Once they were heroes. These men died as heroes in battle. Now they have been reincarnated as the fearsome vanguard of the Dome Elite. They are the Battle Borgs of Dome
Two boys as different as any two boys might be. They face the same enemy, the same danger, the same fear - dare they trust each other?
Reviews:
"One of the most powerhouse imaginations I’ve encountered in sci-fi..." — Dean C. Moore, The Warlock’s Friend.

"Set in a world where fashion and fun hide treacherous politics and danger, Guy Erma and the Son of Empire will keep you enthralled." — Sherrill Nilson, Karda: Adalta Vol. 1.
A good old-fashioned political thriller - if you loved both Frank Herbert’s Dune and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games - you will adore Guy Erma.

Important: Series information
This book is the second part of the Guy Erma and the Son of Empire, it has 162 pages.
The first book is Kidnap with 186 pages and the third book is Exile with 150 pages.
Please note this book was previously published in one volume of 440 pages: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire - also available on Amazon.
 

Characters:

The main characters include Prince Teo, a talented thirteen year old boy that is good at fighting and is resourceful, privledged, and feels he is entitled to a lot of things. He is also brave and will reward goodness. Guy Erma is a prodigy who happens to have no legitimate parents and lives in something akin to courtesan house. He is best described as brave, righteous and strongly principled as well as loyal to those who are good to him. Sayginn is Prince Teo's mother, a strong and loyal woman who is devoted to the memory of Prince Teo's father and younger brother and to Prince Teo as well. She wants to live her own life and not for someone else. Karl comes from an alien royal family and has strong telepathy skills as well as his own agenda of having everyone be equal. He tries his best to help Sayginn to figure out what might have happened to Prince Teo.

Theme:

Life can never be predicted

Plot:

The story is in third person narrative from Teo's, Guy's, Karl's and Sayginn's points of views. The characters were all written well and were all memorable, in particular Guy Erma and Sayginn, who is Teo's mother and is a queen. Guy Erma interested me because he seems an underdog, someone you want to root for. Story wise, I got into the story almost towards the end, at least for me it became a lot more interesting. I think the reason why I got into the story towards the very end is because I kept trying to find my footing and trying to figure the bigger picture.

Author Information:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Pre-order the Book:     Amazon

Sally Ann Melia author pic
Meet the Author:

The author was born in Wallasey, England, in 1964, and moved to the South of France when she was eleven. She spent her teenage years living in the cosmopolitan city state of Monaco and became immersed in its many languages and cultures. An English girl in a French school, for three hours each week she would sit at the back of the class as her colleagues learnt English. To pass the time, she wrote stories. This led to a lifetime of writing novels, scripts, stories and articles. In her working life, Sally writes marketing communications and manages large international websites.

In 2010, Sally joined the Hogs Back Writers, a club located on the outskirts of Guildford, and she set about turning an old manuscript into this novel: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire. Sally currently lives in Farnham, and she is married with two children.

Connect with Sally:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Pinterest

Opinion:

I have to say that the first part and the first half of the book were confusing for me, and although I did understand what was going on, I struggled with knowing who's who as well as the technology that was available. However, the deeper I got into the story, it became more interesting and gripping, especially towards the end of the story when the heroes began to fight with one another. I think the trilogy is the division of the author's early work titled Guy Erma and the Son of Empire which is all three combined, while particular series is divided into three distinct works. I do look forward to reading more of Guy Erma's adventures and seeing what is going on in that world.

This is for iRead Book Tours

Tour Schedule:

May 18 - The Autistic Gamer - review
May 18 - 3 Partners in Shopping - review
May 18 - Book Stop Corner - review
May 18 - T's Stuff - review
May 18 - Working Mommy Journal - review
May 18 - Bookroom Reviews - review
May 20 - Girl With Camera - review
May 20 - Adam Oster, Adventure Novelist
May 21 - Readers' Muse - review
May 22 - Christy's Cozy Corners - review
May 22 - The Bookfairy - review
May 22 - Horror Maiden's Book Reviews - review 
May 25 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review
May 26 - The World As I See It - review
May 27 - Vic's Media Room - review
May 27 - JBronder Book Reviews - review
May 28 - A Bit Bookish - review
May 29 - Blooming With Books - review
June 1 - Cheryl's Book Nook - review
June 4 - Life with Katie - review
June 4 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review
June 5 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review
June 5 - In This World of Books - review
June 10 - Life as Leels - review
June 11 - Create with Joy - review
June 12 - Bound 4 Escape - review
June 12 - Jessica Cassidy - review
June 12 - I'd Rather Be at the Beach - review
June 12 - Brooke Blogs - review
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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