18 May 2015

Review #217: Hunter. Part 2 of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”

----Veronica Roth

Sally Ann Melia, an English author, pens her next book in the Guy Erma and the Son of Empire trilogy, called Hunter that traces the part when Prince Teodor in held captive and there is an outbreak among few races over the debate of who will control the city.


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.
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?

Based in a parallel world, Prince Teodor is held captive and the whole city falls into a mayhem with Guy Erma, a less fortunate boy from the other side of the boundary unlike Prince Teodor tries to save the city when they both were called for a blades fight match. Being forever strong in the blades fight, it was easy for Guy Erma to win it, but Prince Teodor who was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, will be able to win the fight?

The writing of the book is fantastic, I mean the author knows how to give wings to her imaginations and let them transform into exquisite words that will only enrich and allure her reader's minds. I was arrested with the prose of the story and with such an articulate narrative style, it proves that the author is a master story-teller. Moreover, the author have not only written this story for middle-grade readers, but she kept in mind the likes of an adult reader, thus I was engrossed in the tale from the very beginning.

The characters are imaginative and are very well-developed yet their demeanor reflect the trait of a real human-being. Guy Erma and Prince Teodor, both are my favorite characters and their unmatched bravery cannot be expressed in words. The supporting cast includes a colorful as well as evil array of diverse characters which makes the story even more interesting.

There are some illustrations in the book which are very apt with the descriptions in the plot. And the author have included them at the right moments. The intricacy in those illustrations make it more captivating to read the story. For better understanding of the story, do read the first book in the trilogy which is equally brilliant.

Verdict: A highly recommended book for the science-fiction lovers.

Courtesy: I received the book for a blog tour purpose. 

Read the review of the first book- Kidnap

Author Info:

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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