Brian S. Leon

Brian S. Leon is truly a jack of all trades and a master of none. He writes just to do something with all the useless degrees and skills he’s accumulated over the years. Most of them have no practical application in civilized society, anyway. His interests include mythology and fishing, in pursuit of which he has explored jungles and museums, oceans and seas all over the world.

His credentials include an undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and a master’s degree from San Diego State University, plus extensive postgraduate work in evolutionary biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied animals most people aren’t even aware exist and theories no one really cares about anyway.

Over his varied career, Brian’s articles have been published in academic journals and popular magazines that most normal people would never read. They can be found in The American Society of Primatologists, the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Proceedings of the American Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the like.

His more mainstream work came as an editor for Marlin and FlyFishing in Salt Waters magazines, where he published articles about fishing and fishing techniques around the world. He won a Charlie Award in 2004 from the Florida Magazine Association for Best Editorial, and several of his photographs have appeared on a number of magazine covers—almost an achievement of note, if they weren’t all fishing magazines.

Always a picky reader, Mr. Leon enjoys stories by classical masters like Homer and Jules Verne as well as modern writers like J.R.R. Tolkien, David Morrell and Jim Butcher. These books, in combination with an inordinate amount of free time, inspired him to come up with tales of his own.

Brian currently resides in Westlake Village, CA.

Praise for the Metis Files

"Fast-paced, gritty, and laced with impressive jolts of dark humor, Leon's "Havoc Rising" successfully turns the genre on its head by taking familiar mythological figures and steering them into uncharted waters."
- Michael Meyerhofer, award winning author of the Dragonkin Trilogy

"Havoc Rising is in the top three first books in a series I have read in the last year. The other two are Aeronaut's Windlass, by Jim Butcher, and Rosemary and Rue, by Seanan McGuire. I hope you can tell by the company that this book is really something special. I'm eager to read the second!"
- Galleywampus

"In all this was a fast paced and gripping read. At times laugh out loud funny, and at other's edge of your seat tense, Havoc Rising is a must read."
- Book Lover's Life

"The plot is fast moving ... Chaos Unbound is full of non-stop action ... The plot is a roller-coaster ride of twists and turns with the introduction of many unsavory fae monsters and a few unexpected allies. This addition to The Metis Files series is entertaining on many different levels and it was easy to become enthralled with all the elements."
- Big Al's Books and Pals

"Freaking fantastic with a really hooking plot that leaves you wanting more. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone who reads mystery. I can't wait for a sequel."
- Read Day and Night

“Wow the author does a great job of putting you right in the story (of Rebellion Reborn). The descriptive imagery, the little nuances of the main character and the secondary characters all come together to give you an almost sight, smell and sound experience. I swear I could taste the beignets with his description.”
- S Lange on Amazon

“I loved this book (Rebellion Reborn) and now I have to go get books one and two because even though this was a great stand alone book I just want more of Diomedes and his pals.”
- Tricia Schiro on Amazon

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