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.

Connect with Sally:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Pinterest

Where to buy the books:

I received a free copy of this book and a $10 gift card for an honest review.
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Book Review: Hunter by Sally Ann Melia

HunterTitle:  ​HUNTER: PART TWO OF Guy Erma & The Son of Empire

Author: Sally Ann Melia

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Publication Date: May 31, 2015

About the Book

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?

My Review

Hunter is the second 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 this book, they are still searching for him. Guy knows who has him and has to decide who he is going to be loyal to.

There’s a lot going on in Hunter. It seems that everyone knows that Chart Segat, the head of the Dome Elite, has Prince Teo but even though he’s promised that the Dome Elite will “find him,” he has not delivered. How horrible for Teo’s mother, the queen!

There are a lot of characters in these books but it’s easy to keep up with them. Some of them frustrated me, like the Dome Elite or those who want to be Dome Elite, because they blindly follow Chart Segat. Guy, on the other hand, has only ever wanted to be part of the Dome Elite, but he struggles between doing what’s right and following Cart Segat’s orders.

This book is good but it stops right in the middle of the story just like the first book did. It’s not a stand alone book.

 

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.

Connect with Sally:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Pinterest

Where to buy the book:

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

Book Review: Kidnap by Sally Ann Melia

KidnapTitle:  ​KIDNAP: PART ONE OF Guy Erma & The Son of Empire

Author: Sally Ann Melia

Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction

Expected Publication Date: May 17, 2015

About the Book

I don’t want to go… Do I have to go?

13-year-old Prince Teodor of Freyne knows his duty to the memory of his father and his kingdom. Always, he must help those less fortunate than himself. Yet a frightening nightmare fills him with foreboding, but still he must do – into the Dome.

13-year-old Guy Erma lives in the shadow of the Dome, he has no father and no mother and his future is uncertain, he must start earning a living when he turns 14. He knows not where he will live or even how he will eat, and his only dream is to enter the military academy – at the heart of the Dome.

Two boys as different as any two boys might be. One act of cruelty will throw their lives together, but who dare they trust?

My Review

Kidnap is the first book in the Guy Erma & The Son of Empire series which is young adult science fiction. It took me a while to get into this book but toward the end it was difficult to put down.

Sally Ann Melia’s writing flows well although there are a lot of “alien” words that slowed me down a little, especially at the beginning. I do like that there’s a glossary at the end of the book to help with those words.

There’s no question whether most of the characters are either good or bad. Guy Erma, though, is only 13 years old and the only thing he wants is to be part of the Dome Elite (the elite military). He seems to be good at heart but it’s hard to tell how far he’ll go to make that happen.

I think any young adult who likes science fiction will like this book although I’d wait until I had the second book on hand to start reading right away because it has a cliffhanger ending.

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.

Connect with Sally:  Website  ~  Facebook  ~  Twitter  ~  Pinterest

Where to buy the book:

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