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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If only they had gotten their shit together! Your email address will not be published. This sets the setting for his life as he becomes angry and vengeful which, brings about the fall of Sparta. David Gemmell turns his writing talents to historical fantasy and produces a blinder. He grew in strength and cunning.

With over one million copies sold, his work continues to sell worldwide.

For those knowing nothing of Parmenion or having only a basic knowledge of Greek history but mmacedon interested in reading the duology, I strongly suggest first reading the duology then any real history or biography.

Refresh and try again. Put simply, you need to read this.

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A refuge from the war that rages beyond its borders. But once Parmenion left Sparta and went to other places, the story took off. At least, now I finally understand the reason for so much controversy regarding this superhero, in even death.


Yet he will survive. No — like a deer, listening in the wind. Raised to manhood in Sparta, bullied and forced to fight for his life every day, Parmenion had no notion of the unseen dimensions of magic and mystery that shaped his fate. From the author of A Secret History of Witches comes a new standalone novel set in the same world: The philosopher emperor Marcus Aurelius has been emperor for only a few months and Persia has invaded the Roman Empire.

View all 4 comments. But so that is the author for you. We are kf technical difficulties. It rivals the Rigante series in terms of it’s protagonist and covers a fantastic period of history that contains some of the most epic battles of all time.

As the daivd opens, Tamis, a sorceress, is seeing the future. He is an accomplished runner and a strategic genius, yet he is despised by the young Spartan nobles for being a half-blood. Join us by creating an account and start getting the best experience from our website!

It pays for website hosting, postage for giveaways, and bookmarks and t-shirts. What interested me about this one was that it’s based around a fairly well-known era of ancient history, but Gemmell uses the Greek belief in oracles, gods etc as a way of weaving fantasy elements into the story. This was my first novel by David Gemmell.


Inspired by Your Browsing History. The story is loosely based on historic events, but adds fantasy elements such as supernatural creatures and sorcery that become even more significant in the book’s sequel, Dark Prince.

He approaches Alexander tentatively, and with his permission, draws him into an embrace. Is it too much to hope for that not much has changed? Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

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

Parmenion’s struggles and adventures are entertaining stuff. His battle descriptions are the best I have read. Newer Post Older Post Home. How you interpret the characters is however deeply you have researched them. Shoot I even saw the horrible movies of Troy and Alexander just to get glimpses of characters that he spoke of.

Lion of Macedon

Best of the Years Fun! Difficult Women by Roxane Gay. Serve at room temperature on a shield of bronze. Ghost King Stones of Power: In every one, dark forces threatened Greece; terrible evil was poised to reenter the world.