My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was provided with a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest revew.
The Leopard Stratagem is the second book in the Leopard King saga by TA Uner. This volume takes us further through the tale of Tullus, the Leopard King who has successfully conquered Scorpio. Tullus needs some time for emotional recuperation to overcome the grief of losing his beloved, owing to which he heads off to Elemence, whose master is Hradack. The latter's wisdom proves enlightening for Tullus as he braces himself for battling a fresh onslaught of enemies, who are all eager to overthrow him and Celestra.
I loved the first volume in this saga and the second one proves even better. The characterisation of the protagonist, Tullus, particularly has been handled remarkably well. Tullus has evolved mentally as a much better person, ruler and fighter and it shows through. The negative characters are also etched well - be it the hideos Serpentus or the vicious Scorpio in the first volume, the author had highlghted the venom in the characters pretty well, making them loathsome, exactly as how they should be. The pace of the book is easy and smooth. Given the fact that this book deals with a number of characters and turning points, pace was an important element to ensure the reader doesn't feel dazed, and it has been done just right.
I would definitely recommend this book to lovers of paranormal adventure and action, but I suggest that readers read The Leopard Vanguard first before picking this up, in order to truly relish the characterisation of the protagonist.
My Rating for this Book: 4.5 Stars
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