Book Review: Exile by Sally Ann Melia

ExileTitle:  ​EXILE: PART THREE OF Guy Erma & The Son of Empire

Author: Sally Ann Melia

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Publication Date: June 14, 2015

About the Book

Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is a new three-part action adventure, set a long time ago on a planet far far away.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 within the Dome.

13-year-old Guy Era is offered a chance to fight. Only who will be his opponent? Will he face a Battle Borg of Dome? he knows his entire future depends on this one-on-one fight in the light and shadows of the 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?

Introducing the Battle Borgs of Dome

Once they were heroes. These men died as heroes in battle. Now they are reincarnated as the fearsome vanguard of the Dome Elite. They are the Battle Borgs of Dome. When you fight fearsome aliens who have more advanced technology and are innately cruel to lessor species, how many men must die? What kind of warriors do you need? Men who are not afraid to die. Men who have been tried in battle before. Men who are superhuman with cybernetic limbs and implanted weapons. These are the Battle Borgs of Dome Elite. These dead heroes reincarnated as cyborgs and the front line crack troops of the Dome Elite.

The Dome Elite Authorities accept no responsibility for injury or death of civilians entering into inappropriate contact with the Battle Borgs of Dome.

Lock up your women and children! These Borgs retain human instincts but know not their own fierceness and strength.

Who holds the safe words? Part men part machine, the Battle Borgs are programmed with safe words, words that control them for use by their leaders and lords. Who controls those words, controls the borgs!


My Review

Exile is the third book in the Guy Erma & The Son of Empire series which is young adult science fiction. In the first book, Kidnap, Prince Teodor was kidnapped. In the second book, Hunter, the prince was still a captive of Chart Segat who set up a fight between Guy Erma and the prince. That book ended when the fight was over and Guy had to decide if he was going to help Prince Teodore escape. Exile begins with Guy and Teo escaping from the Dome.

There are a lot of characters in these books but it’s easy to keep up with them. During his escape, Teo learns whom he can trust and, suddenly, he has new friends and allies. He also realizes that it’s time to take things into his own hands. Even though he’s young, he does a good job at making decisions and becoming a leader. 

Exile has a little bit of everything. It is young adult science fiction but it is also full of action and adventure as well as a little mystery and a little drama.

This book is not a stand alone book. It would be important to read the first 2 books first in order to learn about all of the characters. It is good, and although it’s the last of a three-part action/adventure story, I’m hoping there’s more to come. There are still things to be resolved. 


About the Author

Sally Ann MeliaSally Ann Melia 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.

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I received a free copy of this book and a $10 gift card for an honest review.
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