Kidnap: Book 1 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire by Sally Ann Melia

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Kidnap: Book 1 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire – Book Review

Are you ready to delve into what promises to be one of the most exciting, Young Adult Science Fiction thrillers of the season? If so, mark your calendars! On May 17, 2015, Kidnap: Book 1 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire releases, and this is one adventure story you do not want to miss!

In a world far, far away… in a realm that is both different from, yet eerily similar to our own – treacherous things are about to happen. Betrayal has happened before… betrayal will happen again!

Intuitively, 13-year old Prince Teodor of Freyne senses that danger is coming. How else can he explain the nightmares that will not go away? Although he cannot see clearly into the future to discern what will happen, his nightmares always revolve around the Dome – the place that serves as the training center for the military elite.

“I don’t want to go…” he tells his Mother. “Do I have to go?”

Haunted by the past… anxious about the present… what does the future hold in store for Prince Teodor?

13-year old Guy Erma has no father and no mother. As an unregistered orphan, his options in society are limited. His best hope is to make a living as a model – at least, that’s what the adults around him say – but he has other plans. His dream is to become a Dome Fighter – a member of the Dome Elite. He has the skills… he has the grades… he just lacks the proper lineage.

However, he would do just about anything to create his own opportunities and control his fate…

In Kidnap: Book 1 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire, Sally Ann Melia creates an enthralling new science fiction / fantasy world filled with compelling characters, an exciting plot, and plenty of political intrigue. The beautiful black and white artwork truly brings the story to life!

Because the world is so rich, the author includes an Appendix to help you keep track of the characters and places in the book.

I truly enjoyed Kidnap: Book 1 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire and can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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About Sally Ann Melia

Sally Ann Melia

Sally Ann 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.

Kidnap: Book 1 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire – Book Tour

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The Kidnap: Book 1 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire Book Tour runs from April 20 through May 15, 2015.

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  • Hunter: Book 2 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire – June 11, 2015
  • Exile: Book 3 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire – July 17, 2015


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3 Responses to “Kidnap: Book 1 of Guy Erma And The Son Of Empire by Sally Ann Melia”

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  1. ailyn says:

    Huh? parts of the intro is confusing, why do you become a model because you have no parents?

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      Hi Ailyn,

      Thanks for stopping by! I understand your confusion in the introduction – I wasn’t sure what was going on the first time I read it either since neither of the main characters are introduced in the prologue. But, the author has actually created a very rich, complex world – in many ways dystopian – and once I restarted the book (with time to read large chunks in a sitting) – used the Appendix at the back of the book to help me keep everyone and everyplace straight – and looked for the common threads that connected the story as I was reading – everything started to fall into place.

      The answer to “why do you become a model because you have no parents” is found in Chapter 2 of the book. Essentially, if you are an unregistered orphan – one with no identifiable parents – your opportunities in this society are rather limited. Orphans live in different places. Guy is fortunate enough to live on Old Mill Lane at House Jewel – one of the oldest fashion houses in his world – and, because of his affiliation and his looks, he is fortunate enough to be offered the opportunity to work as a model – which is one of the best opportunities available to someone of his lowly stature (an unregistered orphan).

      But – that is now what he wants. He wants to be a Dome fighter (an opportunity that is generally NOT open to unregistered orphans)…

      Hope that helps! 🙂


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