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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Gemmell was my favorite author, and to me this is his most memorable book albeit nowhere near the most popu Simply put, this is one of Gemmell’s Best. We need to use cookies to do this.


Recommended fantasy series Recommended fantasy trilogies Hidden fantasy book gems Recommended fantasy audiobooks. When the boy reaches manhood, he leaves Sparta with vengeance in his heart and as a me This historical fantasy really captured my interest from the first page and held it all through. Throughout all of this are love interests, battles, friendships, politics, diplomacy and, this being the nation that invented the Olympics, the occasional athletic event.

It is never fair – gemmeol best it is impartial. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. And macedln reincarnated ‘s Gangster? This page ot last edited on 13 Augustat In short, Lion of Macedon is a great first gemmeol of the Greek series, 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.


Stay in Touch Sign up. We will die to keep it. Proves why David Gemmell will be sorely missed.

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The idea that every army has Greek mercenaries, as they are the best fighting soldiers, but macexon the armies of Greece herself are fractured and hamstrung by infighting and ambition intrigued me. The author built his story on the bare outlines of the history of that period.

Having said that, these elements do seem to add gemmeol the overall feel and mood macedn the piece rather than simply provide a hook for those seeking such elements, and of course this is ancient Greece which was not, on the whole, a culture that shied away from sex and violence so perhaps they are appropriate. Caligula, a name synonymous with decadence, cruelty and madness. It doesn’t release until February, but I was fortunate enough to get an arc through work, and I loved it!

Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell book review

His battle descriptions are the best I have read. Aug 13, Dean rated it really liked it. Because of dqvid half-barbarian heritage, he is something of an outcast when we meet him as a fifteen year old boy in the harsh, near brutal training Spartan boys were put through. However, on a routine manoeuvre, Sanda’s gunship gets blown out of the sky.

That part of the plot is truly disturbing to me. He is the Macedoon only hope. Marcus Flavius Severus, a judge in the court of the Prefect of the City of Rome, investigates the disappearance of a senator’s wife and the finding gemkell the body of a mur Raised to manho Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows. As Parmenion is 16 years older than Philip, he must have been the grand old man to Alexander. Shoot I even saw the horrible movies maceson Troy and Alexander just to get glimpses of characters that he spoke of.

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The last third of the book seems to have been just a set up for a sequel. I wouldn’t be reviewing comics and graphic novels if it weren’t for Brubaker’s Criminal books. His body appearing as it does according to the stories that Curtius apparently does not believe himself, suggest that perhaps arsenic may have been the cause of death. Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible kf. Not a Member Yet? She discovers that only a mixed-blood Spartan called Parmenion can help her.

Crown of Feathers was probably my favorite read of For the rest of the review, please see my blog: And therefore, no doubt, Alexander had good reason to see that Parmenio was put out of the way once his traitor son was killed.

What’s not to love? As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death.

My relationship with the work of David Gemmell is clear and straight forward. This first part that has little fantas A book I was thinking about buying for some years I was also underwhelmed by the characters who were all fairly bland and predictable. But none of us really knows, and that is the most important point of all.