Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Review & Tour: KIDNAP: Book 1 of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia

Book Details:

Book Title: KIDNAP: Book 1 of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia
Category:  YA Fiction, 100 pages
Genre: Science-fiction and Fantasy
Publisher: Dickson House
Release date: May 17, 2015
Available for review in:  print and ebook (ePub, mobi for Kindle and PDF)
Will send books: Internationally
Tour dates: April 20 to May 15, 2015
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

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?


"One of the most powerhouse imaginations I’ve encountered in sci-fi..." — Dean C. Moore, The Warlock's Friend.

"Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia is a fast-paced and exciting YA military sci-fi read. Don't miss this one!" — Brent LeVasseur, author and illustrator of the AolĂ©on The Martian Girl series.

"Set in a world where fashion and fun hide treacherous politics and danger, Guy Erma and the Son of Empire will keep you enthralled." — Sherrill Nilson, Karda: Adalta Vol. 1.

A good old-fashioned political thriller - if you loved both Frank Herbert’s Dune and Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games - you will adore Guy Erma.

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

My review:
This is a very intense young adult, Action Adventure, Thriller. sci-fi book. The book is written by Sally Ann Melia which is the pen name of Sally Dickson. The book has some truely awesome pictures. Well worth the time of looking at them.
 The books main characters are Prince Teodor of Freyne,  Teodor is just 13, and soon will be king and Emporer. His Father King Serge was murdered when Teodor was just 4 years old. Which left him the only heir. There are thirteen planets in the Freyne Empire. Regent Sayginn is his Mother.
Princess Simonelle Valvanchi is a Zaracan, who are shape-shifters. She is also just 13 and one of Zaracans highest born princesses. Karl Valvanchi is Commander of Zaracan Democratic Forces on Sas Darona and is Princess Simonelle's Uncle. Guy Erma is a orphan who wants to join the Dome Elite. Guy is the son of a fashion model, his father is unknown, and his birth unregistered. This puts the Dome Elite beyond his grasp.
Prince Teodor has been kidnapped. Will they be able to find him? 
At time's I found the book a little hard to follow but all in all it was an okay book. I think teen boys would get into it the most.  There is an appendix at the back of the book that will help you follow the characters and places better.

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