by the story, the reader shall have the unique chance to get
close to and be well acquainted with “Eva”. This
book will sure intrigue you.
Fais - Typos tis Kiriakis.
Well written with simple and direct language, Eva comes to
confirm the promises of the two previous novels of G. L. We
all know that without fantasies there are no tolerable
realities. Eva belongs to these fantasies which very few of us
did not have the chance to experience ...
Someritis - Vima.
interesting story, a piece of literary work with an intriguing
plot, excellent depiction of characters, their emotions, their
struggles etc. It is a work that augments our respect to the
author and his previous books...
Artemakis - Naftemboriki
fascinating style, the admirable description of mental and
psychological struggles within the main characters, the
excellent manipulation of the allegorical elements, the
exceptional narrative pace and the vivid presence of the pure
‘social hour’ enhance the work of this author.
Siatolpoulos - Estia
is a novel with a ‘fast’ development of events.
With the sudden and unanticipated changes that so often occur
in it, it continually keeps the interest of the reader
House over the Catacombs
myth moves inside human activities, real or metaphysical ones,
since they complete each other and conduct our every day
actions... The characters become familiar to the reader as
he/she identifies in their actions his/ her own elements ( and
this is an essential quality of a good writer). The narration
urges you to read out the book as fast as possible. The
language is simple and direct and the writer’s knowledge
of the ancient Greek literature is humbly exposed in the book.
Thus, he manages to get deeper into the concept of the
myth without violating its cohesion... It is not only an
enjoyable story but also a didactic one...
I. Tsaousis -
mystery” novel of which all elements without exception:
love, deaths, mysticism in Alexandria, etc- contribute to it’s
distinction. It is a novel that should be read by readers who
crave for suspense and shuddering.
fascinating story is ‘fabricated’ which at times
reminds us of a detective story and at others it touches the
bounds of occultism. It is a breathtaking story...
are moments of tenderness, sadness and horror in which the
reader feels that he/she is a participant. The playful,
jocular mood is one of the most difficult means of expression
that is used by the writer to reach this excellent result....
Proini of New
is a superior expression of literature because it envelops the
heroic tension of efforts, the determination of causes, the
conflicts, the struggles and emotions... G. L. elevates this
element of tragic and saturates it with the forms of
The myth unfolds through a fascinating plot. The pictures and
events are changing all the time making this novel even more
interesting, even more intriguing. The dialogues are phrases,
‘bullet-like’ words that widen the reader’s
awareness of the characters in the book. There is no point in
the novel where the reader gets tired or bored. As the reader
advances in reading, his interest will become even more
The journalistic quality of the writer is revealed behind the
plot of his story, through his direct and straightforward
writing, as well as through the details in the plot that
disclose the analytical mind of the writer...
It is a well-written book, penetrating, realistic and
breathtaking. The main characters are common, ordinary people,
our contemporaneous, and this is mainly the reason why the
reader is so fascinated by the novel. The writer manipulates
our ‘age’ with mastery, artifice and imagination
and presents the events unadulterated, as they really are.
Consequently, the reader can make moral deductions and
contemplate that in this story he/ she can identify everyone
else but himself...
It is an excellent novel with a smooth and lively style and
intangible psychological expressions that expand over the
decadence and the wisdom of the people. Through his
stimulating social portrayal, his sarcastic narration and the
harmonious movements of the characters as well as their
psychological and mental descriptions, he composes fascinating
prose, ‘ripe’, and inventive especially as far as
events and ‘perspectives’ are concerned ...
of the Earth
‘galloping’, resourceful fantasy of the writer,
his ‘snug’ narrative ability, his admirable energy
in depicting scenes of everyday life, his thorough,
philosophical and at times witty confrontation of reality as
well as his spontaneous portrayal of characters through his
flowing and many-sided narration synthesize his novel,
“Lover’s of the Earth".
A journey in the adventure of writing. It is a story that
overflows with sensitivity, personal anguish, passion and
desire for Life which invariably challenges death and is
characterized by the pursuit of adventure in the domain of the
unknown and the yearning for stability and a "home"
It is a genuine novel as there is a continuous -
although at times interrupted- narrative development of
characters and their relationship and this is not a negligible
Kourtovic - Ta
narrates his story with such an ease, that he stimulates,
provokes and fascinates his reader at the same time... An
ancient symbolic formula is applied in the pages of G.
Leonardo’s book and the outcome is commended...
Song of the Soul
his new novel G. L hands his readers a fascinating heroine, a
heroine that many authors before him would have loved to
create. She is a character that surpasses and overshadows
events and other characters in the book. She never yields to
circumstances and never surrenders to anyone... She will reach
her ‘Ithaca’ having sung ‘the song of
her soul’ for a thousand times...
his new novel, G. L is remarkably closer to the specifications
of good commercial literature. The ‘song of the soul’
encompasses richness of experience that is unusual for modern
last work of G. L. is a breath of Greece, faint music that
turns into summer breeze, a novel that speaks of the heart and
at the same time describes an era that is lost for ever behind
the waves of the Mediterranean...
It is about a multi-faceted, realistic novel, with subtle
romantic tinges, a flowing narration and a depiction of
characters and events that lure and entice the reader. In this
book the writer’s psychological power is dominant...
With simple, direct but ‘compact’ language, the
writer draws out memories that compose the ‘tapestry’
of an era and at the same time the journey of the soul...
is a tender and strong story with biographical elements that
touch our souls..
matter how odd or blasphemous it may sound, I found the two
novels: “ The Quest ” by N. Themelis and “
Barbarossa the Pirate ” by George Leonardos more
genuinely balanced and convincing...
In his seventh novel “ Barbarossa the Pirate” , G.
L. managed to apprehend in the 397 pages of the book the
“whirl ” that sweeps a distant past and a
historical era that is unknown to most of us...
G. Leonardos describes the reckless attractions of
Barbarossa’s life with a mixture of awe and nonchalance.
His book was much talked about at last month’s Frankfurt
Book Fare, where English and American publishers were
discussing translation rights...
Barnes, Herald Tribune - Kathimerini (English Edition)
Apart from the adventures of the heroes in this book, the
drama of the struggle for survival in Medieval South Europe is
presented through a very ‘informative’ canvas that
comprises samples of social classes of a wider area with
convincing and explicit descriptions that ‘betray’
the amount of research the writer was engaged in...