About the Book
Title: Ghost Leopard (Zoe and Zak Series, Book #1)
Authors: Lars Guignard
Publication Date: July 21, 2012
Publisher: Fantastic Press
Recommended Age: 8+
Zoe and Zak are lost in exotic India, where gods and magic still exist. Before they can find their way home, they just have to do one little thing… …Save a mythical creature from an ancient evil that wants to rule the world. When Zoe Guire goes along on her mom’s business trip to India, things get very weird, very quickly. An elephant god speaks to her from the bottom of a swimming pool… She and her classmate Zak get locked in a trunk and shipped off to a strange city near the foothills of the Himalayas… and a crazy snake charmer tells them they’ve been chosen to protect a mythical creature called the Ghost Leopard from an ancient evil that wants to take over the world. As they travel deeper into the majestic mountains known as the Realm of the Gods, things get even weirder. If she and Zak want to make it back to their parents, they’re going to have to tap into powers they never knew existed. Because if they don’t, things will never be the same for any of us ever again.
Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard is a gripping adventure that engulfs readers and keeps them on edge until very end.
Zoe’s mom has to travel to India for a conference and as luck would have it Zoe gets to tag along. Her mom has promised to take her exploring as soon as her meetings have concluded but, as Zoe often points out, things don't always go as planned.
Zak, an adventurous and carefree boy from Zoe’s school turns up in India with his father, who is also attending the conference with Zoe’s mom. Although, Zoe tries to get along with Zak she soon discovers his mischievous nature causes more harm than good. On top of it all, Zoe has been having strange dreams and now the dreams seem to occur while she’s awake. A series of mishaps land Zoe and Zak far from the safety of their hotel and things only become more bizarre. Now, Zoe and Zak are in for an experience they won’t soon forget.
Zoe & Zak and the Ghost Leopard is a well written story that flows so easily and pulls you in as the adventure unfolds. I was captivated from the very beginning and found it hard to put the book down. I highly recommend picking up this story and I can’t wait to read the others in the series.
"Awesome! ~ I am 11 and I liked the book because I love adventures. It was a different kind of adventure from what I usually read and it was funny too. " ~ 5-Star Review from J. Olsen, Amazon
"This was a fun read. This book was like a kid's version of Indiana Jones. It's also very educational as Zoe tells you real facts about what she sees and the history. I enjoyed it immensely. If you have a 10-12 year old child that loves adventure books, this is definitely a must read. " ~ 5-Star review from Simone Lilly-Egerter, Amazon
"I'm sure this book was written for children who are around the age of the two children in the book, 11 or so. But, this 35 year old loved this book! It had action, adventure and imagination galore! It was exactly the kind of adventure that a lot of kids that age dream of." ~ 5-Star review from The Novice Christian, Amazon