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'THE HARD-BITTEN CHAMPION OF BRITISH HEROIC FANTASY' - Joe Abercrombie

'HEROISM AND HEARTBREAK . . . GEMMELL IS ADRENALINE WITH SOUL' - Brent Weeks

His name is Parmenion. Despised by Spartans and Macedonians alike, he must fight for his place in the world.

Yet he will survive. Dark forces have marked out his destiny as the most fearsome warlord Greece has ever known.

For he will become the Lion of Macedon - and will reshape the glory of Greece before he faces the wrath of hell . . .

Novels by David Gemmell

The Drenai series
Legend
The King Beyond the Gate
Waylander
Quest For Lost Heroes
Waylander II: In the Realm of the Wolf
The First Chronicles of Druss the Legend

Jon Shannow series
Wolf in Shadow
The Last Guardian
Bloodstone

Stones of Power
Ghost King
Last Sword of Power

Hawk Queen series
Ironhand's Daughter
The Hawk Eternal

Ancient Greece novels
Lion of Macedon
Dark Prince

Other novels
Knights of Dark Renown
Morningstar

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2011
1 December
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
512
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

S-Man82 ,

Fantastic fantasy fiction

Lion of Macedon was the first tome of Gemmell's that I had the pleasure to stumble across. Mistaking the book for historical fiction, I was not put off by the fantasy elements of the tale, or it's sequel, The Dark Prince.

Following an intriguing and cryptic introduction, what follows is an engaging epic artfully weaved around historical characters of Ancient Greece. A fictional biopic of the real life soldier and general Parmenion, the story charts the youth and adult life of this obscure figure of antiquity.

A central theme of the book is the rage that develops within Parmenion as a result of injustices suffered as a youth, a rage that grows so powerful that it threatens to alter the destiny of the world. This draws parallels with the famous figure of Achilles from Homer's Iliad, and Gemmell's work is more than worthy to be compared to the ingenuity of the Ancient Greek storytellers.

Exquisite language and detail, heroic yet hopelessly flawed heroes, dark villains, and enthralling action make this one of the finest books of the genre I have read.

Some have criticised Gemmell's over emphasis of violence in his works, although especially in this particular case, this purely reflects the nature of an ancient society based on martial prowess and the dubious glory of war.

A great read, well worth the time.

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