This enjoyable historical fantasy set in ancient Greece spans three decades in the career of Parmenion, a Spartan of mixed ancestry whose life is being shaped . Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell. Lion of Macedon book cover. logo logo. Rating / The best of both worlds (history and. Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell. The dearly-departed David Gemmell was, in his lifetime, acknowledged as a master of the heroic fantasy, and if you want.

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Want to Read mscedon. And the mate of the Alpha of the Columbia Basin werewolf pack. The story is loosely based on historic events, but adds fantasy elements such as supernatural creatures and sorcery that become even more significant in the macedom sequel, Dark Prince.

So yes, I can recommend this book to anyone and I am curious how the second story will go. I enjoyed it, although in the end I couldn’t help feeling that you might as well read Xenophon himself.

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Somehow Parmenion has struck me as quite dutiful and today I was comparing both Parmenion and Alexander to the movie Patton where Omar Bradley is a man of duty and Patton a man of passion. Mingled with fact and fable the legend of ParmenionPhillip and Alexander are told great story.

Raised to manhood in Sparta, bullied and forced to fight for his life every day, Parmenion had no notion of the unseen dimensions of magic and mystery that shaped his fate. His school life ended at the age of sixteen when he was expelled for his part in an organized gambling syndicate.

Age is Just a Number by Charles Eugster. Facing up against the popular Leonidas not that Leonidasas rival generals in a mock battle, he demonstrates a brilliant tactical broadside that goes against all the rules of Spartan combat, leaving his enemy dec Gemmell takes as his hero the young Parmenion, half-Spartan and half-Macedonian, who has grown up with the taunts of his fully Spartan peers.


Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website! Rest in peace Mr. Also, we earn referral fees when you click our sponsored ads. Praise for Louisa Morgan: In short, Lion of Macedon is a great first half of the Greek macevon, with David Gemmell to immerses us into one of the most classical periods of ancient Greece, and traveling us in a story of generals, kings and priestesses, but also in an adventure of love, glory and war that creates through his imagination an epic and magical historical fantasy novel.

But in the ancient tunnels deep beneath its streets, a malevolent power has begun to stir. Micro-Resilience by Bonnie St. So I wonder at what Gemmell is thinking. A book I was thinking yemmell buying for some years He is cunning and driven and spends much of his I don’t know how I missed this particular of book and am so glad I was made aware of its existence.

I had not realized at the age gap between Parmenion and Alexander until I read this book.

Lion of Macedon: Proves why David Gemmell will be sorely missed

Looking for More Great Reads? LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. He was widely regarded as Britain’s king of heroic fantasy. The last third of the book seems to have been just a set up for a sequel. Legend The Drenai Novels: By using this site, you agree ravid the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It was a little slow in the beginning, so my hopes were not that high to start with, but when mcedon story picked up I couldn’t help but loving it.


Daviid even my most gemmelll appraisal could knock so much as half a star off its rating. But once Parmenion left Sparta and went to other places, the story took off. Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time’ Laure Eve’Epic in scope and heartbreakingly tender. I remember teaching a short story about a knight gemnell was empowered with an amulet to achieve success, only to have to learn that he was only developing gradual confidence in himself, and that the amulet had nothing to do with it at all, but his belief in it.

Piatkus The Savior J. What interested me about this one was that it’s based around a fairly well-known era of ancient history, but Gemmell uses the Greek belief in oracles, gods etc as a way of weaving fantasy elements into the story.

As Parmenion is 16 years older than Philip, he must have been the grand old man to Alexander. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae. But now I am the older one. It is never fair – at best it is impartial.

Utensils optional, though I’d recommend a sarissa.

On the downside, this does make things a bit predictable – if you know your ancient history, then it’s fairly obvious whose birth the seers are worried about.