Review || Hunter (Part 2 of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire)

by Sally Ann Melia
Series: Part two of Guy Erma and the Son of Empire
Release date: May 31st 2015
Publisher: Dickson House
Genres: Sci-fi
Age category: Young adult
No. of pages:  162 pages (kindle edition)
Source: iRead Book Tours
ASIN: B00VJ9A916
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 within the Dome.

13-year-old Guy Era is offered a chance to fight. Only who will be his opponent? Will he face a Battle Borg of Dome? he knows his entire future depends on this one-on-one fight in the light and shadows of the 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?

Introducing the Battle Borgs of Dome

Once they were heroes. These men died as heroes in battle. Now they are reincarnated as the fearsome vanguard of the Dome Elite. They are the Battle Borgs of Dome. When you fight fearsome aliens who have more advanced technology and are innately cruel to lessor species, how many men must die? What kind of warriors do you need? Men who are not afraid to die. Men who have been tried in battle before. Men who are superhuman with cybernetic limbs and implanted weapons. These are the Battle Borgs of Dome Elite. These dead heroes reincarnated as cyborgs and the front line crack troops of the Dome Elite.

The Dome Elite Authorities accept no responsibility for injury or death of civilians entering into inappropriate contact with the Battle Borgs of Dome.

Lock up your women and children! These Borgs retain human instincts but know not their own fierceness and strength.

Who holds the safe words? Part men part machine, the Battle Borgs are programmed with safe words, words that control them for use by their leaders and lords. Who controls those words, controls the borgs!
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My thoughts and whatnot

My rating★★☆☆

Premise - As I've said before, it was not the most unique plot but this one's pretty different. Plus as the story progresses the plot thickens and the story developed really well.

Characters - The characters in this book have developed really well, too. The personalities of our main characters, Guy and Teodor did a one-eighty. None were the conceited Guy and whiny Teodor that I first complain about. In their place was a more mature character.

We got to know more about Karl and Teodor's mother. Their relationship seems to be progressing as well. I'm not sure what to think of the other characters because of the conflicting descriptions and most of them were stagnant. It was, however, a crowded set of characters so I hope that in the third part, all characters would've develop then, either good or bad.

Writing style/technique - Again, like the first part, this book was narrated in multiple first point of views. I like every book that gives me room to understand the backstory of all the characters.
I like that this one was more action-packed. The first one gave a tease and now this book gave me what I'm hoping for, a good 'ole "action". Well, not really action "action" but action as in the characters finally did something not just all "political" talk.

World building - This is done impeccably. The problem in the first book was I cannot imagine the world being describe. But in this book, as the storyline advances, I could picture the world vividly. I have now get the hang of the Dome.

Plus, as I've said before, the illustrations really helped me in envisioning the Dome and the characters and some miscellaneous stuff.

I like this book better than the first part. Because 1. as the story progresses, the plot thickens and 2. the characters developed really well.

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.
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