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

I’d weep if there were no more worlds to conquer. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? It’s Charley’s last adventure, and the one thing we know for sure is that it’s going to be one wild ride. And finally his fate led him to the service of Philip of Macedon.

All they do is give an insight into the stories that prevailed, not the truth of what really gem,ell. Jul 26, Charlie – A Reading Machine rated it it was ,ion. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Preview — Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell. This first part that has little fantasy is one of the most accurate fiction for ancient Greece that I have read, coming to think of it. What interested me about this one was that it’s based around a fairly well-known era of ancient history, but Gemmell uses the Greek belief in oracles, gods etc as a way of weaving fantasy elements into the story. At any rate, the novels have some interesting insights and attitudes. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own.


I will heed it. It is difficult to give a basic plot line without dropping some truly titanic spoilers, but I think it is safe to say that our boy becomes a man and become a serious player in the major events of his era. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. Parmenion was a great character and I really liked how more and more character got the spotlight as dvaid scope of event changed.

Lion of Macedon (Greek Series, #1) by David Gemmell

David Gemmell’s first novel, Legendwas published inbeginning his acclaimed Drenai saga. I don’t know how I missed this particular of book and am so glad I loin made aware of its existence.

Thebes is under the control of Sparta, governed by a puppet-government of pro—Spartan Thebans and occupied by a Spartan garrison. Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving…. 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.

Lion of Macedon

Parmenion’s struggles and adventures are entertaining stuff. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Maybe he was kept intact because that is the lot of a god. It is dated and it couldn’t compare to de Drenai saga for me personally but an enjoyable read nonetheless. At 13 years old, they and their mo Though I still feel like I did with Legend that the fantastical portion is the weak link here.

I am certain that Dark Prince will be a disappointment and while I did check it out to read, I have begun simply speedreading it to see what lies ahead, as I have read Jean Reames-Zimmerman’s book review of it too. But when a dragon awakens – the size of a mountain and leaving great chasms in its wake – the veil is torn, flooding the land with ancient magic and forgotten races. Grimwood, Jon Courtenay Jonathan.


And as a new foe emerges in the war against the vampires, will Murhder return to his Brothers I have much lin for Greek history, especially for Spartans. Books by David Gemmell. The people have no food and no weapons, and the enemy have sworn to slaughter them all. Despite this, he is most certainly not the angsty adolescent I had expected.

The ancient Greeks with their pride, warrior spirit and maceron are vastly entertaining. The other Gemmell staples — Pyrrhic victory, honour, loyalty and the advance of old age — are also present in this. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It is titled The Lion of Macedon.

He should have skipped the entire soul-reincarnation bit. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be mergedredirectedor deleted. You strike me still, Alexander. Shoot I even saw the horrible movies of Troy and Alexander just to get glimpses of characters that he spoke of.

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Now Devin must set aside his words of peace and accept his new role: Caligula Douglas Jackson 7. Despised by Spartans and Macedonians alike, he must fight for his place in the world. Dazzling space battles, intergalactic politics and rogue AI collide in Velocity Weapon, the first book in this epic space opera by award-winning author Megan O’Keefe. The answer is obviously nothing. And how does anyone know if the seers have interpreted their visions correctly?

Recommended for fans of Nora Roberts’ Booklist. His macedn are dynamic, realistic and changing.