Exile: Book 3 of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia
Category: YA Fiction, 164 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Dickson House
Release date: June 14, 2015
Content Rating: PG
3-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?
This is book three in the Guy Erma and the Son of Empire series, and starts off where book 2 left off. I think these books could maybe work as stand alones, but I think it works better when you read them in order.
The book is packed with action and all kinds of obstacles, and you will not want to stop reading. There many good messages in the book like the importance of family, integrity, loyalty, friendship and being able to make quick decisions.
Like I said in my reviews of the first two books, I am not and have never been a fan of sci-fi, but this series is once of the few exceptions. Since the 3rd book left me with unanswered question, I’m hoping there is a book #4.
There is a glossary in the back which is very helpful since there are a lot of words I was unfamiliar with. Plus there are a few photos that I really thought added a better “picture” of the world I was reading about.
I think this book, and the other two in the series, would be great for anyone who loves YA and/or sci fi.
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.
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