Wednesday, July 1, 2015

G613 Book Review of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire Part Three Exile by Sally Ann Melia

Name of Book: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire Part Three Exile

Author: Sally Ann Melia

ISBN: 9781508959038

Publisher: Self published

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

Type of book: Science fiction, friendships, insects, plague, escape, alien/human relationship, disguises, different planets, young adult, class conflicts, proof, hidden secrets

Year it was published: 2014

Summary:

Thank God!

13-year-old Teodor has found a way to escape from kidnap, how long before he is safely home?
13-year-old Guy Erma has run away from everything he has even known and no longer knows what the future holds.
They escaped through dark tunnels and back alleys but they also discovered a hidden terror that now threatens their entire planet.
Two boys as different as two boys might be. Their adventure has forged an unexpected friendship, but do they really trust each other?
Dare they share their darkest, deepest secrets?

Characters:

Some of the main characters include Prince Teodor, an only child and an heir to the kingdom. He is best described as loyal, resourceful, a leader and charismatic as well as fierce and comfortable in whatever situation he finds himself at. Guy Erma is the more interesting character, at least for me. He shares in a lot of Prince Teodor's characteristics, but he is also ambitious, principled, and smart although a bit prejudiced. Karl II is a Valvanchi but he seems to be trying to redeem himself from the reputation that people bestowed upon him. While there are female main characters, in particular Nell and Teo's mom, I feel that Teo's mom, Sayginn, got a bigger role than Nell. Sayginn is clever, sneaky, resourceful and wants to do whatever she can for her son and the kingdom as well as herself.

Theme:

Things change quickly

Plot:

The story is written in third person narrative from Teo's, Guy's and Karl II's points of view, although once in a while we do get points of view from Teo's mom and Chart Segat as well as the man that wants to marry Teo's mom. For this story, one has to read the previous two in order to understand what is going on because the author doesn't give hints or mention what happened in the past two books. I do think that the romance aspect of the story could be worked on a little more because it felt too sudden for me, and perhaps more background information will also work.

Author Information:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Buy the book here:   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:

First of all this is continuation of Hunter which is continuation of Kidnap, and I feel that as soon as the author upped the stakes in Hunter, she manages to keep the same rhythm and atmosphere for the last part, leaving a lot of readers with more questions than answers about Guy Erma and his role. I have to admit that I liked the artwork and I felt it really added to the atmosphere of the story and helped me understand the characters a lot. I do think that Nell Valvanchi didn't seem to play as big of a role in the book as I thought she would and she is seen as a supporting character rather than the main one, which is a little disappointing. Other than that, a fun fantasy read that should leave one wanting to know more of what happens.

This is for iRead Book Tours

Tour Schedule:

June 22 - Horror Maiden's Book Reviews - review of Exile
June 22 - Cheryl’s Book Nook - review of Exile
June 22 - The Booksnake Etc. - review of Kidnap
June 22 - Bookroom Reviews - review of Exile
June 23 - Working Mommy Journal - review of Exile
June 23 - Life as Leels - review of Exile
June 24 - T’s Stuff - review of Exile
June 25 - Readers Muse - review of Exile
June 26 - The Booksnake Etc. - review of Hunter
June 26 - Blooming With Books - review of Exile
June 26 - The BookDragon - review of Kidnap
June 26 - The Autistic Gamer - review of Exile
June 26 - Vic’s Media Room - review of Exile
June 26 - The Reading Diaries - review of Kidnap
June 29 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy ,  +  Sissy, Too ! - Review of Exile
June 29 - A Bit Bookish - review of Exile
June 30 - redhead.with.book - review of Exile
June 30 - JBronder Book Reviews - review of Exile
July 1 - Christy’s Cozy Corners - review of Exile
July 1 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review of Exile
July 1 - Book and Ink - review of Kidnap
July 1 - Room with Books - review of Hunter
July 2 - The World As I See It - review of Exile
July 2 - The Booksnake Etc. - review of Exile
July 3 - The BookDragon - review of Hunter
July 3 - Book Stop Corner - review of Exile
July 3 - The Reading Diaries - review of Hunter
July 6 - Blissful Book Reviews - review of Kidnap
July 7 - Fundinmental - review of Hunter
July 8 - Life With Katie - review of Exile
July 8 - Book and Ink - review of Hunter
July 8 - Rockin’ Book Reviews - review of Exile
July 9  - All the Reads - review of Kidnap
July 10 - The Reading Diaries - review of Exile
July 10 - The BookDragon - review of Exile
July 13 - Deal Sharing Aunt - review of Exile
July 13 - Dreams Come True Through Reading - review of Kidnap
July 13 - In this World of Books - review of Exile
July 14 - Blissful Book Reviews - review of Hunter
July 15 - Dreams Come True Through Reading - review of Hunter
July 15 - Bound 4 Escape - review of exile
July 15 - Book and Ink - review of Exile
July 16 - I’d Rather Be at the Beach - review of Exile
July 16 - Jessica Cassidy - review of Exile
July 16 - All the Reads - review of Hunter
July 17 - Dreams Come True Through Reading - review of Exile
July 17 - Brooke Blogs - review of Exile
July 17 - Sarah Rehmatullah - review of Kidnap
July 17 - Create With Joy - review of Exile
July 20 - Blissful Book Reviews - review of Exile
July 22 - Room with Books - review of Exile
July 22 - Sarah Rehmatullah - review of Hunter
July 23 - Fundinmental - review of Exile
July 23  - All the Reads - review of Exile
July 24 - Sarah Rehmatullah - review of Exile
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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