EXILE Part 3 of Guy Erma and the Son of the Empire (book review)
EXILE is part three in the Guy Erma and the Son of the Empire book series. It was written by Sally Ann Melia. This post has been organized by iRead Book Tours. I was provided with a copy in exchange for my honest book review. All opinions are my own.
About the book:
" Someone somewhere had decided Sas Darona plague could be used as a weapon."
"They called them poison pills, and in some cases the glass eco-systems containing six venomous flies were displayed as part of contemporary interior decor.
Strange!" Karl Valvanchi mused, "When you consider the insects are practically unstoppable and breed exponentially into great clouds of death. These plague weapons went beyond deadly. They were planet-killers."
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.
Their adventure has forged an unexpected friendship, but do they really trust each other? Dare they share their darkest, deepest secrets??
The paths of Teodor Freyne and Guy Erma have now become one, their fate becomes that of the Empire they were born to when they discover a hidden terror.
A lot of information came out during book 3 that you weren't quite sure about in book 2. We FINALLY know who Guy's parents are, we FINALLY know what happened with the stolen poison pills, we FINALLY know the reasoning behind Teodor's kidnapping.
While there was so much information... the story was still really fast paced and full of action. At the end of each chapter I was unable to put the book down since I just had to know what happened next. Even though Teo escaped from his kidnappers, and Guy was on the run with him... you were just never sure if they were really safe.
While the series does say "three part action-adventure" it could easily proceed into a book 4. I'm really curious about how Teo and Guy's story continues. And... I would REALLY like more information about the Valvanchis (especially Nell)!!!
About 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.