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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On the downside, this do I’d heard quite a bit about David Gemmell’s novels from other people so thought I’d give them a try. Philip, living in Thebes at the time of the Sparta’s decisive defeat in the Battle of Leuctrawas inspired by Parmenion’s strategic brilliance to develop his own, highly effective approach to tactics and armament.

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We don’t know much about Parmenion’s early life, so I’m pretty sure the author ,acedon everything up until we find him in Macedonia. The book is written very well. Now, separated by space and time, Sanda and Biran will find a way to put things right.

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It was quite fascinating to me as to how he may have used Nostradamus or some other seer as a means of understanding maccedon ability to glean all time. I object to making Parmenion the character that he is in these novels, but I imagine that David Gemmell is likely to want Prince Andrew to be King of England instead of Charles too. I thought this was a good book. Briggs hits another one out of the park! Create An Account Why Join? I will heed it. His triumphs for the city of Thebes made him a hero.

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Waylander The Drenai Novels: The idea that every army has Greek mercenaries, as they are the best fighting soldiers, but that the armies of Greece herself are fractured and hamstrung by infighting and ambition intrigued me. I also liked the use of magic, it was really fitting to the overall theme. Thebes is under the control of Sparta, governed by a puppet-government of pro—Spartan Thebans and occupied by a Spartan garrison.

When he brought in Dark Gods, and witches, and fantasy, I lost interest.

Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell

Like all of Gemmell’s novels, Lion of Macedon did not disappoint. If notability cannot be established, the article is likely to be macedojredirectedor deleted. Piatkus The Savior J. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The eponymous hero, Parmenion, is a Spartan — a true Lakedaimonios — with a Macedonian mother.

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I also noticed that Gemmell likes his characters to daviid out of body experiences as they fly and saw across the sky like The King Beyond the Gate and Waylander. Jun 08, Pages Buy. But I find that this book makes Alexander not only look like a dupe and a fool, a madman, and an idiot, I don’t think it is the best propaganda to fool the common man about the character and person of Alexander.

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Grimwood, Jon Courtenay Jonathan. Parmenion becomes involved with Thebian conspirators who seek to overthrow Spartan control. The facts that in Thebes he trains the Sacred Band and that he devises the winning strategy at Leuctra served only oion show his talent and astuteness in military matters.

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I can’t wait to read the sequel. Orbit Magebane Stephen Aryan. As the story opens, Tamis, a sorceress, is seeing gemmfll future. Recommended for fans of Nora Roberts’ Booklist. His battle descriptions are the best I have read.

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As Murhder and Sarah’s destinies become irrevocably entwined, desire ignites between them. Well, I was maceron to assume that I will get a weaker book, it was a fascinating read.

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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.