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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To me, his twists and turns belie the entire history of Alexander as it is so important to understand Alexander’s belief in his bloodline extending from the great gods and goddesses. Gemmell was my favorite author, and to me this is his most memorable book albeit nowhere near the most popular. Unbeknownst to him, a sorceress has been controlling his life, as well as that of his lost love, Denae, hoping to defeat the powers of Darkness. Lion of Macedon is a combination of the best of both worlds history and fantasy and will appeal to anybody who enjoys reading quality books.

Stay in Touch Sign up. Articles with topics of unclear notability from March All articles with topics of unclear notability Book articles with topics of unclear notability Articles lacking sources from May All articles lacking sources Articles with multiple maintenance issues Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Maybe he was kept intact because that is the lot of a god. His description of that event was interesting to me.

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Davdi the recipe for a fun book? Ancient Greece and fantasy. I picked up the book to read upon learning of its topic. A refuge from the war liln rages beyond its borders. Jul 17, William Munn rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: I will heed it. He is cunning and driven and spends much of his life being manipulated by a mage who has seen a thousand terrible gememll and intends him to be her soldier against the darkness.

Thank you for your support! That said, regarding Alexander and Parmenion, the adage “Keep your friends closer, your enemies closer” probably applies here. Ghost King Stones of Power: And in the Lion of Macedonthe first of the two installments of the Greek series, Gemmell, based on true events as written in history, creates thro 8.

Lion of Macedon

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.

A very enjoyable read. A consistent writer in terms of story, content, and style, I do not need to research a Gemmell novel before reading it.

Thank you for taking macedin time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book. Thus it was that his Greek duology— Lion of Macedon and Dark Prince threw me for a loop—a small loop, but a loop. Also, the blurb says that “Despised by Spartan’s and Macedonians alike. Read a free preview of Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell.

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Ada Prime and its rival Icarion have wiped each other from the universe. Promote your novel here! His triumphs for the city of Thebes made him a hero. We receive referral fees for all purchases not just books. The philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius has been emperor for only a few months and Persia has invaded the Roman Empire.


And This was my first novel by David Gemmell. The future held only one hope: It is good, but this is on a different plain. It was as an almost daily test of pain but I got the impression it was just Parmenion turning up at the agora to practice duelling days on end. No — like a deer, listening in the wind.

Btw the name of the second book is the Dark Prince Jonny from England This is an amazing book, which I have read several times! It takes place just after the movie “” about the spartan hero Leonidas, so if you like that show you will love this book.

This historical fantasy really captured my interest from the first page and held it all through. He is forced to kill a love rival in duel and then flees to Thebes. It’s really a bit of a bemmell the whole plotline gets co-opted into the Dark God malarkey. Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows.

The ending is amazing. There was plenty of blood, action and intrigue. His military genius earned him the title Strategos in Sparta.