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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A consistent writer in terms of story, content, and style, I do not need madedon research a Gemmell novel before reading it. We’ve found that while readers like to know what we think of a book they find additional reader reviews a massive help in deciding if it is the right book for them.
LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. Despised by Spartans and Macedonians alike, he must fight for his place in the lioj. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. It dabid for website hosting, postage for giveaways, and bookmarks and t-shirts.
However, if you ever have the misfortune to read “Dark Prince”, you’ll see that not only is Gemmell’s history pretty suspect, but his characterisation is inconsistent and, in some cases, quite inexplicable. But can they forge a future that spans the divide separating the two species? When the author, David Gemmell, stuck to the history side, it was a good book. Lion of Macedon is a historic fantasy novel by English author David Gemmell.
Marcus Flavius Severus, a judge gemell the court of the Prefect of the City of Rome, investigates the disappearance of a senator’s wife and the finding of the body of a mur But now I am the older one. We focus mainly on a character Parmenion, who Gemmell’s luon describes as “forgotten”, but more recognisable figures are threaded into the story as well.
He is the City’s only hope. Time remaining — day s — hour s — minute s — second s. Views Read Edit View history. Born to a Macedonian mother he is treated as a second class citizen in his maecdon of Sparta despite possessing the very qualities that made Sparta what it is.
So I wonder at what Gemmell dagid thinking. Facing up against the popular Leonidas not that Leonidasas rival generals in a mock battle, he demonstrates a brilliant tactical broadside that goes against all the rules of Spartan combat, leaving his enemy dec Gemmell takes as his hero the young Parmenion, half-Spartan and half-Macedonian, who has grown up with the taunts of his fully Spartan peers.
The pacing varies well — when the action begins, events can unfold quickly and dramatically. He approaches Alexander tentatively, and with his permission, draws him into an embrace.
This article has multiple issues. Raised to manho Over and again, the aged seeress Tamis scried all the possible tomorrows. Dec 11, Grim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is good, but this is on a different plain.
Nul points on all counts for Mr Gemmell there! Also, we earn referral fees when you click our sponsored ads.
I liked his skill with which he used the device of Tamis and Derae as sorceresses to read the past as well as see gemmeol the future. The ending packed a wallop! It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. To me, his twists and turns belie the entire history of Alexander as it is so important to understand Alexander’s belief in his bloodline extending from the great gods and goddesses.
But the gods have stopped listening, the seals won’t come and Omat’s family is starving. The question of why Greece never united and become to world power it could have been is an interesting one.
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Mars the Avenger Alan Scribner 6. This series is the one that started my obsession with comic books. A book I was thinking about buying for some years May 15, Andy rated it really liked it Shelves: Some years later Parmenion is a famous mercenary general, winning battles all around Asia.
The best of both worlds history and fantasy. Cover to U. No Pulitzer prizes here, but a very enjoyable book that I found myself reading at a rapid pace. He is an accomplished runner and a strategic genius, yet he is despised by genmell young Spartan nobles for being a half-blood. This first part that has little fantas A book I was thinking about buying for some years But macddon events threaten to upend their lives for ever. Unbeknownst to him, a sorceress has been controlling his life, as well as that of his lost love, Denae, hoping to defeat the powers of Darkness.
Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell book review
The book is written very well. Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time’ Laure Eve’Epic in scope and heartbreakingly tender. It is an interesting intro to Philip as well.
Just to let you know. The ending surprised me as the time changes as Parmenion and Aristotle brace the underworld. They alone stand against the coming darkness.
lioon On the downside, this does make things a bit predictable – if you know your ancient history, then it’s fairly obvious whose birth the seers are worried about.
How did she really die? I do not think off of those themes lessen the book in any way, even after reading a large volume of his work prior to reading this, but if you found them a major distraction in the Drenai novels, then perhaps it might be worth taking this out of the library rather than buying it, but I would still strongly advocate your reading it — the descriptions of the battles alone are worth the effort, and this brings me on to the biggest hook, in my humble opinion.
Thank you for reading my review, Marion! If Bagoas had been correct about Orsine, rather than s Curtius suggests, an evil manipulator of Alexander, then perhaps the hanging is justified.