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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Like all of Gemmell’s novels, Lion of Macedon did not disappoint. I loved this story!

Lion of Macedon

Inspired by Your Browsing History. So at least Gemmell did that much for me which is to help me to look back to earlier times; thus, helping to understand the notions that helped to fashion Alexander’s mind.

But when a dragon awakens – the size davod a mountain and leaving great chasms in its wake – the veil is torn, flooding the land with ancient magic and forgotten races. Yep, you’re probably right there! macddon

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Certainly the stuff about Parmenion being brought up in Sparta is supposition. The facts that in Thebes he trains the Sacred Band and that he devises the winning strategy at Leuctra served only to show his talent and astuteness in military matters.

Aug 13, Dean rated it really liked it. Charley Davidson, Grim Reaper extraordinaire, is pissed. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic.

The eponymous hero, Parmenion, is a Spartan — a true Lakedaimonios — with a Macedonian mother. High on humanity, low on fluff. I do not think any of those themes lessen the book in any way, even after reading a large volume of his work prior to reading this, but if you found them a major distraction in the Drenai novels, then perhaps it might be worth taking this out of the library rather than buying it, but I would still strongly advocate your reading it — the descriptions of the battles alone are worth the effort, and this brings me on to the biggest hook, in my humble opinion.

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So if you have a spare moment, please tell us your thoughts by writing a reader’s review. I had not realized at the age gap between Parmenion and Alexander until I read this book. At least, now I finally understand the reason for so much controversy regarding this superhero, in even death. Dec 27, Pages.

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.

Information for Authors Press Ddavid and Distributors. Hachette Audio Soulkeeper David Dalglish. Born to a Macedonian mother he is treated as a second class citizen in his homeland of Sparta despite possessing the very qualities that made Sparta what it is.

If you plan to buy this book, you can support FanLit by clicking on the book cover above and buying it and anything else at Amazon. But once Parmenion left Sparta and went macedoj other places, the story took off.

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

When you create an account with us, you’ll be able to save your favourite books, make a wishlist of upcoming titles, receive newsletters about books you’ll love, get recommendations tailored to you and order our books directly. It’s one thing having power, but using it well Their revolt succeeds and the Spartans are expelled but it ultimately leads to an extended war between to the two city states, ending with Parmenion crushing the Spartan army, destroying the Spartan legend of invincibility in the process.


You’ll never lose me, Hephaistion. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them. We are experiencing technical difficulties. The sequel, Dark Princeis not quite in the league of Lion of Macedon.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Exhilarating, captivating and set in Ancient Greece, Gemmell presents us with another first-class lead. Parmenion also trains an army for Philip; I enjoyed that section the most. The whole book was well-written. Simply put, this is one of Gemmell’s Best.

I’d heard quite a bit about David Gemmell’s novels from other people so thought I’d give them a try. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The idea that every army has Greek mercenaries, as they are the best fighting soldiers, but that the armies of Greece herself are fractured and hamstrung by infighting and ambition intrigued me.

We receive referral fees for all purchases not just books. View high res cover image. David Gemmell gemnell his writing talents to historical fantasy and produces a blinder. All of these Gemmell deals with adeptly.

This Lion of Macedon book review was written by Floresiensis. I did read somewhere that Mr.