3 July 2015

Review #262: Exile (Guy Erma and the Son of Empire, #3) by Sally Ann Melia

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”

----Elbert Hubbard

Sally Ann Melia, an English author, pens the third part of the Guy Erma and the Son of Empire trilogy, Exile which traces the story of two young boys one rich and other poor racing against their kingdom's villainous characters and their evil ways to protect their land, but can they trust each other?


13-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.

Teodor and Guy are running to escape the Dome, but unfortunately they come across those poison pill which killed their land/kingdom, now before they could trust anyone on their land, the enemy gets to know of their hiding spot and is ever ready to kill them. Trust is the biggest factor that played in this story and I loved how the author blend trust into her narrative style thus making it engaging as well as emotional.

The author's graphic descriptions of the world building is vivid thus letting the readers know about each and every nook and corner of this fantasy world. The writing is as usual fantastic and the pace is really very fast. From the very first page, I felt hooked on to the very core of the story, since the author have layered her storyline with some adrenaline rushing action scenes.

The characters are strongly developed and their demeanor reflects a lot of realism and each character is sketched with a supporting back story to make the readers feel connected to them. Overall, this is an unique as well as thrilling series and I'm glad that I got to read all the book from this series.

Verdict: YA fans will love this series.

Courtesy: I received this book from iRead book tours. 

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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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  1. This sounds so interesting! I really like it when the characters are realistic :)

    Aeriko @ http://thereadingarmchair.blogspot.com


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