Leon The Warrior Dog by Cyril Sansum
Leon the Warrior Dog
Cyril Sansum is fastidious in his approach to writing, something he has developed over the last few years. Writing is his new passion, the driving force behind his days. When you look at his life you can’t but think, was writing a hidden macromolecule that lay quietly secreted on a forgotten DNA strand that only activated recently by an unexplained force of nature.
You might forgive me for thinking the above, but when you look back at Cyril’s life, you’ll discover he was a butcher, a chef, a youth worker as well as fulfilling other jobs. No hint of creative writing until now, so where has this magical macromolecule been lurking all this time. Maybe it’s his love of storytelling along with his interest in reading historical facts especially history relating to past military events that was the trigger point to writing this book, for when you look closely at it you can clearly see strong aspects of ancient Roman military traits coursing through the pages.
CY as Cyril likes to be known as lives in the Windsor area of The UK and has been married to his wife Diane for close to fifty-eight years. He has three sons Nick, Dan and David, ten grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.
The story is built around the relationship between Beat the main Protagonist and Leon his powerful Anatolian shepherd dog around the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine 313 AD.
C Y sets the original scene in Arialbinnum a small farming village in Switzerland, to give you a geographical sense of the location in today’s world you are looking around the area of Basle. Beat is a young Shepherd man from the Helvetti people. The Helvetti anglicized as Helvetians were a Celtic tribe or tribal confederation who in Roman times occupied the central Swiss plateau. To the north where the Alemanni tribe and the Goths who played a major role in the fall of the Western Roman Empire and the emergence of medieval Europe. To the south across the Gotthard Pass was Rome and the Roman Empire who by now under Constantine’s decree adopted Christianity something the Goths refuted. Beat is enticed into the Roman Army and quickly escalates up the promotion scales as he successfully overcomes all that he encounters from the warring tribes opposed to Rome’s ways and rules particularly around Christianity. Leon his faithful Turkish Anatolian shepherd dog who acts as his bodyguard is there to protect him. Along the way Beat meets Princess Sky, Tia and Lia. These three women have a profound effect on him and towards the end a little romance starts to emerge.
With reference to history in particular military history interwoven with a good adventure storyline and a smattering of romance the book Leon the Warrior Dog really does come to life, to make an enjoyable read.
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