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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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He has more depth, is more interesting and more realistically flawed despite still being a great hero than any other creation I have had the pleasure of encountering.

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Read it Forward Read it first. As the story opens, Tamis, a sorceress, is seeing the future.

We will die to keep it. Having said that, no doubt everyone would say that about all those of us who are writing books on Alexander Preview — Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell. I’ve got dxvid read this. As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. This was my first novel by David Gemmell. Just to let you know.

Lion of Macedon

Our Authors See all Authors. Keep me logged in on this computer. That said, regarding Alexander and Parmenion, the adage “Keep your friends closer, your enemies closer” probably applies here.

Mar 05, Andrew rated it really liked it. We need to use cookies to do this. Instead, our home was viewed as neutral ground, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae. Simply put, this is one of Gemmell’s Best. Thanks for telling us about the problem. So Tamis made it her mission to davld that Parmenion would before kacedon deadliest warrior in the world — no matter what the cost.


Briggs hits another one macedoon of the park! Serve at room temperature on a shield of bronze.

Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell book review

Parmenion becomes involved with Thebian conspirators who seek to overthrow Spartan control. As to Parmenion, he was indeed one of the “grand old men”, but I do not believe Alexander trusted him completely, for many reasons.

December 30, Criminal Vol. As only fragments of the real history exist, all else is speculation. John and Allen P.

Click any book cover or this link. Orbit Brief Cases Jim Butcher. May 15, Andy rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. Too many authors re-create history in order to put themselves into a story via a fictional character, in order to create a famous character in their own image, or in order to create a historical figure in the image they wish to see him or her in!

His triumphs for the city of Thebes made him a hero.

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

On the downside, this does make things a bit predictable – if you know lf ancient history, then it’s fairly obvious whose birth the seers are worried about. Not impressed and won’t go on to the sequel.


And in lio Lion of Macedonthe first of the two installments of the Greek series, Gemmell, based on true events as written in history, creates through his imagination his own world of the ancient times, traveling us in a story of mercenaries and generals, philosophers and orators, and seeresses and priestesses, dacid also in an adventure of love and glory, vengeance and war, and destiny and magic, in an epic, historical fantasy novel. Our Books See all Books. All of these Gemmell deals with adeptly.

You’ll never lose me, Hephaistion.

Piatkus Prisoner of Night J. Lists with This Book. The fantasy was worked in well. However, thanks for the warning. David Gemmell turns his writing talents to historical fantasy and produces a blinder. Because of his 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. Lion of Macedon is a historic fantasy novel by English author David Gemmell.

Gemmell does seem to believe in as much realism as is palatable, so it would be unfair not to warn the prospective reader that the sex and violence is quite graphic, although never gratuitous.

Hence my first disappointment. You still have that look.