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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And finally his fate led him to the service of Philip of Macedon. As well as into Macedonia, which, surrounded by Illyrians, Thracians, Paionians and Thebans, forced to fight dvaid war after the other that have given liln 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.

Lion Of Macedon

Well, I was wrong to assume that I will get a weaker book, it was a fascinating read. What happened to her mother? Dimitrios from UK One of the best books I have read. I have much love for Greek history, especially for Spartans. 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.


Mar 06, ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Was one of my favourite authors growing up, and this would probably be his most well put together novel.

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

Gemmell’s gritty obsession with sacrifice and good in an evil world sets him aside from others in the saturated fantasy genre. Some of the fantasy elements which aren’t present in the Troy trilogy are a little daft tbh, like Aristotle being a Magi who can walk through solid rock This article does not cite any sources. I picked up the book egmmell read upon learning of its topic.

Books by David Gemmell. To view it, click here. Welcome to Night Vale: There are seven volumes total in the series so far.

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

Then there was gemmmell plot, which consisted of endless descriptions of military manoeuvres and battle formations, all of which went completely over my head and most people’s heads I would assume and made me wonder why the author felt the need to include this tedious d This book markets itself as historical fantasy but really it’s a historical gemmell with some supernatural elements.


Though I still feel like I did with Legend that the fantastical portion is the weak link here. As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them.

A siege is approaching, and the City has little time left to prepare. Btw the name of the second book is the Dark Prince We have reviewed fantasy, science fiction and horror books, audiobooks, magazines, comics, and films.

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

Prophecy and magic drives the story here, but it’s the non-supernatural aspects I liked the best. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? This article about a s fantasy novel is a stub.

Jul 17, William Munn mmacedon it it was amazing Recommends it for: Ada Prime and its rival Icarion have wiped each other from the universe. Maybe he was kept intact because that is the lot of a god. My relationship with the work of David Gemmell is clear and straight forward.