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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In the background, the mystical elements play out and influence Parmenion and the affairs he plays a role in. 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.
High on humanity, low on fluff. It’s really a bit of a shame the whole plotline gets co-opted into the Dark God malarkey.
Barrie Anne Blythe and her Aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar – two women living alone on the outskirts of town. If you’re missing some of our book cover images, please pause ad block. The fantasy was worked in well. Parmenion, a young boy training to be a Spartan soldier but robbed of his childhood as those around him plot to humiliate, ridicule and even try to kill him.
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. We use this income to keep the site running.
The story mwcedon loosely based on historic events, but adds fantasy elements such as supernatural creatures and sorcery that become even more significant in the book’s sequel, Dark Prince. I’d weep if there were no more worlds to conquer. Return to Book Page.
Certainly the stuff about Parmenion being brought up in Sparta is supposition. Serve at room temperature on a shield of bronze.
Gemmell’s book is fiction, but Curtius’s book appears to be translations of tales told by the soldiers and adventurers of the times.
The future held only one hope: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He went on to write over thirty novels. The dearly-departed David Gemmell was, in his lifetime, acknowledged as a master of the heroic fantasy, and if you want any proof of that, read Lion of Macedon. A brand new edition of fantasy legend David Gemmell’s spellbinding historical fantasy novel set in ancient Greece – a tale maxedon empire, power and magic.
The book ends with the birth of Philip’s son, Alexander the Greatwho would go on to develop his father’s theories to an entirely new level. However, with the years to have liom him from city to city, and from battle to battle, making him well-known across Greece and Asia Minor alike as a great strategist beyond compare, when his destiny leads him back to Macedonia, ljon the followers of the Dark God set in motion their final plans that will pave the way for his Coming, Parmenion will find himself facing the forces of Darkness, holding in his hands the soul of an innocent unborn child who, if he fails to restore it, could mean the beginning of the end of the world as they knew it.
Also, we earn referral fees when you click our sponsored ads. His military genius earned him the title Strategos in Sparta. I was kept interested throughout and everything fell into place. Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman. If only they had gotten their shit together! Proves why David Gemmell will be sorely missed Lion of Gemmmell by David Lioon The dearly-departed David Gemmell was, in his lifetime, acknowledged as a master of the heroic fantasy, and if macedno want any proof of that, read Lion of Macedon.
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Lion of Macedon
Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae. It takes place just after the movie “” about the spartan hero Leonidas, so macefon you like that show you will love this book. Orbit Magebane Stephen Aryan.
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When the author, David Gemmell, stuck to the history side, it was a good book. Also some historical inaccuracies here and there maybe but not ot many.
However, thanks for the warning. In the end, there are other titles which do aspects of Lion of Macedon and Dark Prince better. We have reviewed fantasy, science fiction and horror books, audiobooks, magazines, comics, and films.
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I love his books, and his last trilogy was amazing. Widely regarded as the finest writer… More about David Gemmell. For the rest of the review, please see my blog: But now Dxvid am the older one.
But once Parmenion left Sparta and went to other places, the story took off. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy have sworn to slaughter them all. Grimwood, Jon Courtenay Jonathan. Jun 08, Pages. David Gemmellyou are sorely missed — and this book proves why.
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