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- Print Length: 492 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B004LROPRM
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- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
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It was long and fairly complicated with difficult names and titles of people, places and equipment - especially with the
Chinese names in part of the book.
Alexei is the youngest son of a noble Kiev family. Betrayed by his half-brother, he is captured by raiding Mongols.
He becomes a slave to one of Ghenghis Khan's generals, but soon becomes like another son to the man. He gradually
forgets his Russian upbringing and embraces his new Mongol country, becoming a fierce warrior.
There were several rather similar fight scenes as the Khan attempts to take over all the world. There was also a fair number
of sexual scenes, including rape, and many typos/missed words and letters.
I would recommend this author's books.
The story is an easier read than that of Iggulden but just as exciting in it's own way. I thoroughly enjoyed the tale and will be reading Daniel Leston's next novel.
If you enjoyed the Conquerer series and would like another taste from a different perspective...give it a try.
I had already sampled Mr.Leston's previous works the archaeological thrillers, 'The Amun Chamber' and 'The Genghis Tomb' both of which were first class and therefore knew of his deep interest in the history of the Mongol Empire of the 12th and 13th. Century and so was expecting great things from an historical novel set during that period.
I was not disappointed. THE SNOW LEOPARD is an excellent novel which follows the fictional life of a young Russian nobleman; left for dead by his ambitious brother, Alexis is captured by a Mongol raiding party and becomes first a slave and later an adopted member of the clan of Genghis Khans foremost general. The story follows his life as a member of the Mongol army and the well written narrative is fast paced with plenty of action, tragedy and a touch of romance set against a convincing and well portayed historical background. It is refreshing that the tale is told from the perception of an outsider and is not a fictional biography of Genghis Ka Khan or one of his close family.
I am one of those awful readers who needs to delve further into everything, especially when the subject matter is relatively unkown to me and I particularly found the descriptions and references to the 13th. Century Russian and Baltic principalities very intriguing.
One of those books that you cannot put down; totally absorbing. I look forward to Mr.Leston's next offering and hope that he considers another book of this genre soon.
The Kindle Edition: Well formatted with minimum of errors. 5/5
At the time I bought it it was free - so good value!
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