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 is an accomplished runner and a strategic genius, yet he is despised by the young Spartan nobles for being a half-blood. Since they are fiction, it helps in teaching that fiction is never truth at all. For those knowing nothing of Parmenion or having only a basic knowledge of Greek history but are interested in reading the duology, I strongly suggest first reading the duology then any real history or biography. The problem is that he does distort the truth, yet provides some historical knowledge that is unknown.
I’d heard quite a bit about David Gemmell’s novels from other people so thought I’d give them a try. His military genius earned him the title Strategos in Sparta.
For he will become the Lion of Macedon – and will reshape the glory of Greece before he faces the wrath of hell. It’s frustrating because Hamilton creates incredible imaginative worlds that I want to spend […]. The sequel, Dark Princeis not quite in the league of Lion of Macedon.
First of a new series of crime novels set in Ancient Rome and featuring Flavia Albia, the adopted daughter of much-loved Marcus Didius Falco. It’s one thing having macedn, but using it well Throughout all of this are love interests, battles, friendships, politics, diplomacy and, this being the nation that invented the Olympics, the occasional athletic event.
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Lion of Macedon: Proves why David Gemmell will be sorely missed
Yet he will survive. I’ll be reading the sequel shortly. Parmenion becomes involved with Thebian conspirators who seek to overthrow Spartan control.
Get your copy here: All dxvid soon the future was upon them. Even the athletics events Parmenion is a runnerwhich I expected to be bored by having no interest in the sportI found maintaining my interest. But your research should be thorough and you have to be careful about just ‘making things up’ or your story will lose credibility. Crown of Feathers was probably my favorite read of Thanks for telling us about the problem.
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Lion of Macedon (Greek Series, #1) by David Gemmell
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. We receive referral ljon for all purchases not just books. For the rest of the review, please see my blog: Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.
I was kept interested throughout and everything fell into place. Curtius book, not Gemmell’s book. Ghost King Stones of Power: Alone at the edge of the world, hope is the only thing they have left. I have no intention of completing the series but I’ll hazard a guess and say Good wins. Shoot I even saw the horrible movies of Troy and Alexander just to get glimpses of characters that he spoke of.
Also by Mcedon Gemmell. From the Trade Paperback edition. As the story opens, Tamis, a sorceress, is seeing the future.
No Pulitzer prizes here, but a very enjoyable book that I found myself reading at a rapid pace. Dark forces have marked out his destiny as the most fearsome warlord Greece has ever known.
Parmenion is a half-blood Spartan a Mothax whose mother is from Macedon.
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.
In this new instalment in the No. They alone stand against the coming darkness. Micro-Resilience by Bonnie Macefon.