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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And as Devin slowly befriends people of these new races, his discomfort in his role grows. My favorite Gemmell book.

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From the Trade Paperback edition. The politics and diplomacy are believable and detailed without being a distraction. She discovers that only a mixed-blood Spartan called Parmenion can help her. Parmenion, a young boy training to be a Spartan soldier but robbed of his childhood as those around him plot to humiliate, ridicule and even try to kill him.

Lion of Macedon by David Gemmell

One of the interesting things about history is trying to trace the factions and how they related. Log In Members Dvaid. The reality is that nothing and no one is safe.


His military genius earned him the title Strategos in Sparta. Mar 06, ryan rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

When the boy reaches manhood, he leaves Sparta with vengeance in his heart and as a me This historical fantasy really captured my interest from the first page and held it all through. From the author of A Secret History of Witches comes a new standalone novel set in the same world: The ending surprised me as the time changes as Parmenion and Aristotle brace the underworld.

The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne’s long-lost husband – who is not quite the man she thought she married. Rest in peace Mr. The best of both worlds history and fantasy. May Learn how and when to remove this template message. This sets the setting for his life as he becomes angry and vengeful which, brings about the fall of Sparta. I know it will be heroic story set in a relatively generic fantasy setting with focus on action and decision in times of war and strife.

Instead, our home was viewed as neutral gemmwll, a place where humans would feel safe to come and treat with the fae. Books by David Gemmell.



Lion of Macedon is a historic fantasy novel by English author David Gemmell. I remember teaching a short story about a knight who was empowered with an amulet to achieve success, only to have to learn gemmelll he was only developing gradual confidence in himself, and that the amulet had nothing to do with it at all, but his belief in it.

Crown of Feathers was probably my favorite read of Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Difficult Women by Roxane Gay.

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macdeon Great moment it was: Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time’ Laure Eve’Epic in scope and heartbreakingly tender. But someone’s looking out for her, and she’s allowed to return after a mere hundred years in exile. I also liked the use of magic, it was really fitting to the overall theme.