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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As Parmenion is 16 years older than Philip, he must have been the grand old man to Alexander. 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. Lion Of Macedon Details. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on this book, it really makes a difference and helps readers to find their perfect book.
At 13 years old, they and their mo 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.
First published init and its sequel, Dark Princefollow the career of a fictionalized version of the Macedonian general Parmenion. No — like a deer, listening in the wind. The Ides of April Lindsey Davis 4. Griffith, Clay and Susan. Despised by Spartans gememll Macedonians alike, he must fight for his place in the world. But two events threaten to upend their lives for ever.
For Parmenion to have been second to Alexander for so long means that he was a soldier of great distinction, and I do wonder about his background.
Parmenion becomes involved with Thebian conspirators who seek to overthrow Spartan control. This Lion of Macedon book review was written by Floresiensis. Mars the Avenger Alan Scribner 6. As generals and politicians face off with the Gray Lords of the fae, a storm is coming and her name is Death. I am certain that Dark Prince will be a disappointment and while I did check it out to read, I have begun simply speedreading mzcedon to see what lies ahead, as I have read Jean Reames-Zimmerman’s book review of it too.
The Author is truly gifted and enjoyable to read. His battle descriptions are maedon best I have read.
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The rest of the cast are nicely done too. It pays for website hosting, postage for giveaways, and bookmarks and t-shirts. And in the Lion of Macedonthe first of the two installments of macedoj Greek series, Gemmell, based liin 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, but also in an adventure of love and glory, vengeance and war, and destiny and magic, in an epic, historical fantasy novel.
Waylander The Drenai Novels: The whole book was well-written. But none of us really knows, and that is the most daivd point of all. Feb 18, Linda Bakker-Zwakhals rated it it was amazing.
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Hanrahan has an astonishing imagination’ Peter McLean, author of Priest of Bones’Mind-blowingly stellar in every respect. And the first thing I liked about this book was the rich culture, history and clear research which had gone into the story.
The author built his story on the bare outlines of the history of that period. So it was with the amulet, the necklace device which kept Alexander pure and free from the power of the Dark God for awhile.
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His description of that event was interesting to me. Parmenion is a Spartan of mixed ancestry, scorned as a half-breed by other Spartans. The war is lost. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? nacedon
Guerdon is a city that seethes with history, horror and hidden secrets’ Nicholas Geemmell, author of Kings of the Wyld’Already one of my favourite books from Jul 07, Thomas R. I wondered then if Gemmell is not really the script writer for that movie then. I’ve got to read this. They always were, Hephaistion, you know that. I could clearly picture the conflicts he was attempting to portray. A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders.
In every one, dark forces threatened Greece; terrible evil was poised to reenter the world. Posted by Jesse at 7: And I do not even have to talk about the battle scenes which are one of the strongest points of this writer. Not a Member Yet?
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