Title: Ghost Leopard: A Kids Magic Fantasy (book #1)
Author: Lars Guignard
Genre: Children/Middle Grade
Publisher: Fantastic Press (April 26, 2012)
Buy Link: http://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Leopard-Fantasy-Adventure-ebook/dp/B007XZ7UI0
Imagine you’re totally lost in a strange city with no idea where you are and no way home.
Now imagine that elephants and snake charmers start telling you that you’ve been chosen to save the world.
Would you even believe them? What would you do?
Zoe Guire isn’t sure. Having that elephant talk to her was really weird, and, as a rule, Zoe doesn’t do weird. Except the thing is, when Zoe goes along on her mom’s business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. Soon after she arrives, Zoe finds herself tagging alongside a kid named Zak, lost in a crazy city, with no money and no way home.
And those are the least of Zoe’s troubles. Because if she’s to believe the scary-looking snake charmer guy sitting in the corner, she and Zak have been chosen — chosen to protect some kind of mythical animal called the Ghost Leopard from who knows what.
Now, the further they get into the mountains, the more crazily impossible things get. Carpets fly and statues talk and if either Zoe or Zak want to make it back to their parents, or the sixth grade, or anything even close to normal, they’re going to have to make some new friends, learn some new tricks, and listen, really listen to that talking elephant. Because if they don’t, the world will never be the same again.
Join Zoe and Zak as they journey high into the Himalayas to a place few have been and even fewer have returned to tell about it.
Live life beyond the edge.
Ghost Leopard was a brilliant book for both children and adults. Not only was it a story about Zoe and Zak’s quest to save the Ghost Leopard but also it was was very educational telling the reader interesting facts about India.
The story starts off when Zoe goes to India with her mother as she has meeting there. The get to the hotel and Zoe learns that Zak the annoying boy from school is there too because his dad works with Zoe’s mom.
Zak is very much a boy that does things without thinking of the consequences and when Zoe is asked to keep an eye on him because his is going through some issues at the moment he leads her onto a plane and in another Indian town near the mountains. That is where the adventure begins.
The book is full of adventure, magic and fact. It is a great book and very well written and researched.
About the Author:
Lars Guignard is the bestselling author of four novels, including the spy thriller series: Lethal Circuit & Blown Circuit, the paranormal detective series: Brood, and the middle grade magic adventure series: Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard.
Lars Guignard is a former film and television writer and graduate of both McGill University and the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Ever since attending high school in the Indian Himalayas, Lars has been an avid backpacker and traveler. He now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest where he is busy completing the second Zoe & ZAk adventure for release in Spring 2013.
His blog can be found at larsguignard.com where he discusses his new projects and technology’s impact on writing.