Category: YA Fiction, 100 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Dickson House
Release date: May 17, 2015
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?
This is book one in the series. The book is about two boys, one a prince and the other is an orphan. Even though they live in such different worlds, they are very similar. Once they meet they will depend on each other more than they ever could have imagined.
The story takes place in the Dome on a far away planet and you can tell that they author put a lot of thought into the world she was creating. Her writing is very visiual and takes you on a fast pased journey. You have to pay attention to what you’re reading. Even though I did, there were some parts that I just didn’t “get”. Still, I liked the story and the characters and the twists. I liked how the book helped me see their world. Even though I’m not a sci-fi fan, the book was entertaining and I think both kids and adults would enjoy it.
There are a few illustration that give a glimpse into their world and a list of words in the back with their meanings. That added so much to the book.
I enjoyed this book and can’t wait to read books 1 & 2.
Meet The Author
Sally AnnMelia 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.