The Leopard Stratagem

The Leopard Stratagem - T.A. Uner The Leopard Stratagem (Leopard King Saga #2)by T.A. Uner

Camus Scorpio, the vicious criminal overlord, who for years tormented the good merchants of Rome, is dead. His ruthless army of thugs and bloodthirsty killers wiped out by the avenging force of Tullus the Leopard King, the Leopardess Celestra, and their Troupe.
But the victory is a costly one. Anna, Tullus’ lover, is dead, and her departure serves as an open wound to all her friends in the Troupe. Needing time to collect himself and continue developing his magical abilities, Tullus decides to seek out the wisdom of a reclusive wizard named Hradack, also known as the Leopard Master and a product of the Age of Paladins.
In Rome Eliana becomes involved in political intrigue and finds herself caught up in a conspiracy involving a persecuted race called the Dryads.
Decimus, now a prominent Centurion in the Praetorian Guard, is assigned to a new Roman Legion in Switzerland, where he faces the biggest challenge of his military career.
As Tullus’ power in Elemence grows, he foresees a hideous plot by an unknown enemy called Serpentus, who has kidnapped his Troupe friends and is holding them hostage on the island of Capri.
Unbeknownst to Tullus, Serpentus seeks revenge against the Leopard King and Celestra, and has armed himself with arcane powers. Under the tutelage of a fanatical cleric, Serpentus harbors plans of destroying the Leopard King and Celestra before embarking on a destructive path of conquest.

My Review:
Take a minute to really check out the cover work on the LK saga books. I am not typically a reader that is convinced by the cover art to read a book because there's more to a book than great cover art but TA has some really great art for his books they're beautiful. I have read a few of TA's books in the past and I've always been impressed with the work he's done. The Leopard Stratagem continues where Vanguard left off but this time the stakes are higher. I really enjoyed the character dynamic because regardless of whether its a main character or a secondary character everyone has something special they put into the mix. The fantasy/history is brilliant because it treads a multi genre line that skirts between sci fi, horror and suspense and the Leopard Saga can appeal to both YA, NA and Adult readers alike. Uner writes stories that are lush with vivid imagery and plot twists to keep everyone entertained. Stratagem maintains the thread of inner strength, a surrounding of those that want to help you rise and those that want to see you fall. A fun read.

My Rating:
4 Stars

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Note: I received a digital copy in exchange for an honest review from the author.