Kidnap (Guy Erma and the Son of Empire) (Volume 1)

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Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is a new three-part action adventure, set a long time ago on a planet far far away.   I don't want to go! Do I have to go? Prince Teodor of Freyne  knows his duty to the memory of his father and his kingdom, he must help those less fortunate than himself. He must also impress his uncle the Emperor if he is ever to become the Son of Empire. A frightening nightmare fills him with foreboding, but still he must go - into the Dome.
 
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 soon. He knows not where he will live or even how he will eat, and his only dream is to be accepted in 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 Empire of Freyne is a newcomer to the United Races. As a developing race, the thirteen-planet empire is of interest to other galactic races, not all of this interest is friendly.The Dome Elite is a force of space marines whose defensive actions and adventures defend Freyne and its neighbours from hostile alien pirates and acquisitive space brigands, so allowing the inhabitants to sleep soundly at night. 
 
For the young men and women of Domeside, to be a part of the Dome Elite, you need to master the maths and technology associated with space warfare and also to be fierce fighter who can fight in confined spaces with short sharp blades. When you are in Dome Elite, you are the best! 
 
Meanwhile politicians and imperial rulers know that whosoever controls the Dome Elite, who decides their mandate and mission also controls the galactic empire. You have to inspire and lead the men, to have and hold the right alien alliances and legal treaties. When you own the Dome Elite. you are in power!

A twist on the traditional Prince and Puper tale, this is a good old-fashioned space opera and political thriller - 

  • if you loved the politics and infighting of Frank Herbert's Dune; 
  • if  you die when you read of the fellowship and loyalty shown in J .R.R Tolkien's Lord of the Rings; 
  • if you have ever gasped in delight as the Millennium Falcon raced to the rescue in Star Wars, 
  • then you will adore Guy Erma!
Illustrations 
This book includes 4 full colour illustrations when read on a colour kindle or eBook reader. These images are displayed in black and white in the paperback and some older kindle viewers. 
 
Images can also be view on the author website  sallyannmelia.com, where you can also explore the Galactic Empire of Guy Erma and sign up for free giveaways, competitions and news of new books.
 
Important: Series information
Main Edition: Guy Erma and the Son of Empire, hardback, paperback and e-book 465pp YA Editions: Part 1.Kidnap, paperback and e-book, 186pp Part 2. Hunter, paperback and e-book, 155pp Part 3. Exile, paperback and e-book, 164pp Expanded Universe: Aliens in Paris, novella, 52 pp

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From the Author:

What inspires you to write?
I breathe - I write.
Even before I open my eyes I can see my characters and the see what they are doing, I can hear them talking and know what they are worried about. I have carried the story inside me for such a long time. I have to write it down.
There is no other passion for except this one.

Tell us about your writing process.
I like to write longhand , I get too distracted from using computers and do not touch type well.
I use dictation to transfer my books into computers. I am currently on my first draft of my second novel. I think there are at least two stages:
1) writing the story down
2) figuring about the best way to tell the story to your audience.
I have a background in performance storytelling and sometimes I like to visualise a fidgety audience in order to figure how to tell my story.
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I was born in the UK but age 12 emigrated to France, and found myself in the peculiar position of learning English as a second language. I was to sit at the back and be quiet. My mother suggested I practice writing in French.
I found myself with the perfect excuse to spend 3 hours each week writing fiction. I have never looked back.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is a YA Science Fiction Thriller adventure. It was not inspired by any one incident, except perhaps the fascinating story of Mark Thatcher who while Mrs Thatcher was Prime Minister went missing while racing the Paris Dakkar car rally. There were rumours that MI5 was despatched to find him in the Sahara desert and at the same time terrorists from Algeria and other places were also looking for him. When he was found three days later any real danger was played down, and the actual facts never revealed. What is true is that during this brief period news journalists and politicians again and again whether Mrs Thatcher step down, that she could not rule while her only son was in so much danger.
The kidnapping of Prince Teodor leaving his mother with a tenuous grip on power is a retelling of sorts of that story.

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I don't want to go... Do I have to go?

13-year-old Teodor knows his duty to the memory of his father and his kingdom, he must help those less fortunate than himself. He must also impress his uncle the Emperor if he is ever to become the Son of Empire. A frightening nightmare fills him with foreboding, but still he must go - 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 soon. He knows not where he will live or even how he will eat, and his only dream is to be accepted in 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?

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Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Here is the first book in S A Melia s magnificent cycle of novels Guy Erma and the Son of Empire. As a whole, this series comprises a genuine masterpiece of modern science fiction, bringing together the best the genre has to offer: savage blade-wielding space militias, vile cyborgs controlled by unknown enemies, secret telepaths and enigmatic shapeshifters with opaque motivations, planet-killing viruses, and ferocious interplanetary piracy. Fast action adventure from page one, transports you to a universe unlike any we have ever experienced. S A Melia s stunning series is a new and unique achievement of imaginative fiction. BOOK 1. KIDNAP Out of the devastation and smoke, the Battle Borgs of Dome were advancing towards him! I had a nightmare, mum. I really don t want to go! It was cold. I was afraid. I could not get. It was only a dream. You have to go. How long can a mother regret the last words to her son? Teodor of Freyne is taken, he falls into the hands of the ruthless yet charismatic Chart Segat, a populist politician, he is also head of the crack space warriors: the Dome Elite. Teodor s mother, Regent Sayginn of Freyne 2 will use every resource at her disposal: military might, security surveillance, battle cyborgs and insider intelligence to find her son. She will call on the Valvanchi, the telepathic shapeshifters alien to free him. The only question is can they get to the prince in time? Meanwhile, in the shadow of the Dome, living a life of desperate poverty is another boy: Guy Erma. His only dream is to join the Dome Elite, and the only way he can do that is by doing whatever Chart Segat says. Whatever he wants! A tightly plotted thriller, Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is a complex space opera with a cracking science fiction storyline, told with verve and pace. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781511787420

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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 262 pages. Dimensions: 8.0in. x 5.0in. x 0.7in.I dont want to go Do I have to go 13-year-old Teodor knows his duty to the memory of his father and his kingdom, he must help those less fortunate than himself. He must also impress his uncle the Emperor if he is ever to become the Son of Empire. A frightening nightmare fills him with foreboding, but still he must go - 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 soon. He knows not where he will live or even how he will eat, and his only dream is to be accepted in 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 Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is a new three-part young adult thriller series, set a long time ago on a planet far far away. The Empire of Freyne is a newcomer to the United Races. As a developing race, the Freyne and their thirteen planets empire is of interest to the many other galactic races and aliens, not all of this interest is friendly. So the Dome Elite is a force of space marines whose defensive actions and adventures defend Freyne and its neighbours from hostile alien pirates and allow the inhabitants to sleep soundly at night. To be a part of the Dome Elite, you need to master the maths and technology associated with space warfare and also to be fierce fighter who can fight in confined spaces with short sharp blades. Reviews: One of the most powerhouse imaginations Ive encountered in sci-fi. . . Dean C. Moore, The Warlocks Friend. Guy Erma and the Son of Empire by Sally Ann Melia is a fast-paced and exciting YA military sci-fi read. Dont miss this one! Brent LeVasseur, author and illustrator of the Aolon The Martian Girl series. A good old-fashioned space opera and political thriller - if you loved both Frank Herberts Dune and Suzanne Collins Hunger Games - you will adore Guy Erma. Illustrations The book include 4 full colours illustrations when read on a color kindle or ebook reader. These images are displayed in black and white in the paperback and some older kindle viewers. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781511787420

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