Guy Erma and the Son of Empire is an old fashioned Science Fiction Space Opera with big backdrops, big thrills and amazing adventures. It follows the adventures of Guy Erma as he makes his way from the attics of Old Mill Lane to the Imperial Palace and the court of Emperor Frederon.It’s a fast moving story inspired by Star Wars, and is truly a story you can lose yourself in.
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I got this book through Goodreads and I have to say I really really enjoyed it. It has a classic, almost fairy tale quality – the old fashioned kind, not the Disney ones – without feeling cliched. Pace and characters are both good, there are some nice surprises with the Author not being afraid of loosing the odd character, and not feeling the need to spoon feed us every piece of information as to the what, when, who, why, and how.
There are plot lines here that would not feel out of place anywhere from Shakespeare to Dune, and all points in between.The science fiction elements are well realized without being over dominant – this is a story first, not a tech article.
It left me wanting more.
I hugely enjoyed reading this book. It sets the scene nicely in a futuristic (or parallel) world where human and non-human species co-exist, albeit in a web of complex politics and distrust. The two main characters are teenage boys, always vying to be the hero of the story, and the original plot line takes us on a rollercoaster ride as we follow the twists and turns of a royal kidnap. To capture our interest the author has introduced several imaginative creations worthy of Tolkein’s Middle Earth. For example, I loved the Battle Borgs – the part-man/part-robot super-villains, and the horrifying yet beautiful death by Plague Fly is a powerful vision I’ll hold with me forever. This book is a page-turner for all ages, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next instalment.
I’ve got to say I really liked this book. It had me hooked from the first page, even the fact I had a wedding while reading it didn’t stop me. I loved the characters and felt they were well thought out as well as the plot. I will say I was surprised that I enjoyed it as much as I did as I like fantasy but I wouldn’t be the hugest of fans. I’d recommend this to anyone who enjoys fast paced, adventure books with a good plot, while experiencing a few twists and turns!
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