- By Daniel Leston

The Snow Leopard

  • Title: The Snow Leopard
  • Author: Daniel Leston
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The Snow Leopard The saga of one man s epic struggle to survive during the tumultuous early years of the th century as two powerful and aristocratic families one Russian one Mongol are inexorably drawn into bloody

    The saga of one man s epic struggle to survive during the tumultuous early years of the 13th century as two powerful and aristocratic families one Russian, one Mongol are inexorably drawn into bloody conflict, fated to play opposing sides in the creation of the largest empire of the medieval age Cruelly betrayed while a mere boy by his brother s vaulting ambition, he evenThe saga of one man s epic struggle to survive during the tumultuous early years of the 13th century as two powerful and aristocratic families one Russian, one Mongol are inexorably drawn into bloody conflict, fated to play opposing sides in the creation of the largest empire of the medieval age Cruelly betrayed while a mere boy by his brother s vaulting ambition, he eventually overcomes bitter slavery far from his native land, achieving the status of a legendary warrior without peer among his adoptive people Ultimately forced by tragic circumstances to choose between these two diverse cultures, he must finally decide where his true loyalties lay About the Author In his early years, Daniel Leston was known as a Story Teller by his nephews and nieces, weaving wondrous tales for their young imaginations about heroes and heroines that strangely seems to carry the same monikers as the intended listeners It was on this foundation that he decided to pen his first two books, primarily for the enjoyment of family and close friends.With the emergence of a remarkable tool called the e reader , he decided to retrieve his novels from their long attic slumber, dust them off and offer them to the public in 2009.Blending his passion, as a former student of Art and History, Mr Leston has drawn from his background to create two great tales steeped in history, adventure and human conquest Opting to avoid the chosen route of hiring a graphic artist for his first submissions to the literary world, he chose instead to complete the package, bringing his vision to life by painting his own covers.Daniel Leston is currently busy pounding the keyboard on his newest work a continuing adventure for his beloved character from The Amun Chamber , Professor David Manning, scheduled for release in Fall 2012.

    1 thought on “The Snow Leopard

    1. It ended too abruptly! I enjoyed the history of it (sent me researching several topics to learn more) and enjoyed the main characters--well developed etc. The protaganist is very likeable and I enjoyed following along his unusual life path. Although the ending isagically appropriate in the manner of Russian storytellersI wanted more!!

    2. a fun readI love this book! I thought it was very well written and I could not put it down. For me a real page turner.

    3. Wordy, long, and more than a bit drawn out, this book tells the story of Alexei Antonov, a Russian noble teenager from early 13th century Kiev captured by the Mongols. I won't bother with explaining the plot. The only characters really developed were Alexei and Subudei, the book is nearly twice as long as necessary, and isn't very well written. More than once there were odd perspective shifts within the middle of a scene that forced me to go back and reread what had just happened. In addition, t [...]

    4. A fascinating read!I have read three books by this author and each one has been more and more, well, fascinating! This author is one I will be keeping my eyes on. His books are very written; the topics more fascinating than I thought they could be as I've never really had any interest in those areas of history; his characters are fully developed, especially Alexia from this book -- I could fully believe the levels of his joy and the depths of his pain and anguish. Yes, I will definitely be follo [...]

    5. Hmmm. It is the 13th century and a young man born to aristocracy in Russia has been sold into Mongol servitude. He grows to become a mighty Mongol warrior with an eye to correcting the misjustice. Will he do it? How will he do it? And what will his Russian relatives think about him doing it.Read on--or not.

    6. Great read!Leston is a fantastic storyteller. History comes alive in this tale of a Russia boy captured by Mongols who becomes a trusted leader of their clan.

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