Kidnap Part 1
By Sally Ann Melia
Prince Teodor (Teo) is the King of Freyne, though he won't assume the throne until he is ready and of age. He wants to ride his Gorans and to train with his blades. And he is haunted by his father's death 2 years ago.
Guy Erma is a young man who is skilled with blades, with hopes that this skill will allow him entry into the Dome Elite. But Guy is unregistered - an unclaimed child of Freyne. Guy's hopes rest with one man - Chart Segat, but help from Chart comes with a cost.
When Teo and Guy's worlds collide in an unexpected way their lives will never be the same. Betrayal has rocked Freyne and someone is about pay the price, the question is who...
Guy Erma and the Son of Empire: Kidnap takes place over a relatively short period of time - a day. And what a day it was - diplomatic duties with a Zaracan delegation (the Princess Simonelle Valvanchi), training, local expectations, an attack, a kidnapping, and threats. Who will live to see another day? Only time will tell...
Kidnap will appeal to teens who like action, fast pacing, and intrigue in their books. Throughout the book artwork is interspersed helping the reader to visualize this world - a world with similarities to our own and yet vastly different. The idea of the Dome is intriguing and has to be experienced through the author's descriptive language.
I was provided a copy of this book through iRead Book Tours in exchange for my honest review and tour participation.
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?
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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About the Book:
When Teodor of Freyne is kidnapped by a vicious political gang a crown is kicked into play. His beautiful widowed mother must cling to power while deploying all the forces still under her control to seek and retrieve her son. Who might be behind the kidnap? Is it the charismatic yet ambitious Chart Segat leader of the Dome Elite, or could it be the cruel Emperor Frederon himself?
As Teodor is held captive, who possibly can help? Enter Guy Erma, a Domeside orphan, living by his wits and looks among the back streets and attics of Old Mill Lane. Will he achieve his heart’s desire to join the Dome Elite? Who will help Guy?
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