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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The book is written very well.

The future held only one hope: Mar 06, ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Based on real historical event If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted.

As well as into Macedonia, which, surrounded by Illyrians, Thracians, Paionians and Thebans, forced to fight one war after the other that have given rise to intrigues and power-struggles for the throne, decimating the land and its people, has suffered more than any other city in Greece — a divided nation that, with every city-state seeking to rise to power and to spread its own dominance, reveals a quite different Greece from today’s.

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I wondered then if Gemmell is not really the script writer for that movie then. If only they had gotten their shit together!

As the story opens, Tamis, a sorceress, is seeing the future. Learn how and when to remove these template messages.

Over davvid again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows. He also reuses characters. 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.

The fate of the city rests in the hands of three thieves. And finally his fate led him to the service of Philip of Macedon. The eponymous hero, Davd, is a Spartan — a true Lakedaimonios — with a Macedonian mother.

Speculiction Review of Lion of Macedon & Dark Prince by David Gemmell

David Andrew Gemmell was a bestselling British author of heroic fantasy. Parmenion is a man without a people.

The reality is that nothing and no one is safe. No Pulitzer prizes here, but a very enjoyable book that I found myself reading at a rapid pace.

David Gemmell was born in in West London, England.

Lion Of Macedon

There are seven volumes total in the series so far. The Cyclops Case Alan Luon 7. He is forced to kill a love rival in duel and then flees to Thebes. It’s really a bit of a shame the whole plotline gets co-opted into the Dark God malarkey.


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The first Gemmell book I read, it’s adult and historically-based fantasy about loyalty, belonging and betrayal. The story is loosely based on historic events, but adds fantasy elements such as gemell creatures and sorcery that become even more significant in the book’s sequel, Dark Prince.

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 og intrigued me. Parmenion becomes involved with Thebian conspirators who seek to overthrow Spartan control.

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Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Great book by a great author. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. His triumphs for the city of Thebes made him a hero. Lin failed to impress them with his abilities as an athlete, Parmenion hopes instead to make an impression with his strategic intelligence.