In the Survival of the Fittest, Not All Men are Created Equal. Some are Created Lions.
“Powerful, Passionate and Poetic!” – West Coast Book Reviews
“Fantasy adventure fans will enjoy this!” – Publisher’s Weekly
TO JOURNEY IN THE YEAR OF THE TIGER is the first in a Ground-Breaking Original Series by H. Leighton Dickson. This is a powerful, post-apocalyptic story of lions and tigers, wolves and dragons, embracing and blending the cultures of Dynastic China, Ancient India and Feudal Japan. Half feline, half human, this genetically altered world has evolved in the wake of the fall of human civilization. Fans of Tolkien, Game of Thrones, Redwall or Japanese anime will be entertained in these intelligent and beautifully written pages in a blend of science, fantasy and zoological speculation.
Kirin Wynegarde-Grey is a young lion with a big job – Captain of the Guard in a Kingdom that spans from the mountains of western China to the deserts of the Middle East. When an ancient threat awakens in the West and threatens to overthrow the Empire, he must lead a team that includes his enigmatic brother, a lethal swordswoman and three radically different and mysterious specialists through a world where humans are legend and animals walk like men.
This is the journey of six individuals as they travel beyond the edges of the known Empire, into lands uncharted and wild. It is a journey of magic and mystery, science and swords, romance and intrigue. It is a journey of different perspectives and unexpected kharma and love found in surprising places. It is a journey that takes place five thousand years or so in the future, naturally in the Year of the Tiger.
fantasy, chinese fantasy, chinese zodiac, sword and sorcery, fantasy romance
“A great read!”
Five Star Review on Amazon By Netter
I really enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to the second one.
The story was engaging, the characters were complex and well thought out, and the writing was high quality. This is one of those gems you always hope to find in independently published books.
I cant think of anything to say about the story that wouldnt be a spoiler, and isnt already included in the synopsis. Just try this series, you wont regret it.
About the Author
H. Leighton Dickson grew up in the wilds of the Canadian Shield, where her neighbours were wolves, moose, perrenial-eating deer and the occasional lynx. She studied Zoology at the University of Guelph and worked in the Edinburgh Zoological Gardens in Scotland, where she was chased by lions, wrestled deaf tigers and fed antibiotics to Polar Bears by baby bottle! She has been writing since she was thirteen, has three dogs, two cats, one horse, three kids and one husband. She has managed to keep all of them alive so far.
A Hybrid author, Heather has 4 self published novels on Amazon and is eagerly awaiting the publication of her highly anticipated gothic thriller series, COLD STONE & IVY, out April 2016 via Canada’s own Tyche Books. She also writes for Bayview Magazine and is a photoshop wizard when it comes to book covers.
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