Lion of Macedon

David Gemmell, Author Del Rey Books $8 (516p) ISBN 978-0-345-37911-5
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 and monitored by an aging seeress. Scorned as a half-breed by the Spartans, he leaves vowing to wreak vengeance--which he does, at the head of a victorious Theban ar- my. Parmenion goes on to become Greece's preeminent soldier of fortune, a brilliant military strategist and tactician. Eventually, he hires on to Philip, the beleaguered king of Macedonia. Parmenion provides the young king with military help but, more importantly, intervenes in a ceremony meant to secure the siring of a child whose birth might signal the ultimate triumph of evil. Parmenion's final--and most meaningful--battle takes place not in this world but in Hades, where the forces of evil are held at bay long enough to deny the Dark God dominion over the newly born soul of Alexander the Great. Particularly enchanting in Gemmell's ( Legend ) ambitious book is the appearance of Aristotle as a wizard and guide through the underworld, a Greek combination of Arthur's Merlin and Dante's Virgil. (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 08/31/1992
Release date: 09/01/1992
Genre: Fiction
Open Ebook - 341 pages - 978-0-307-79763-6
Paperback - 544 pages - 978-1-85723-622-4
Hardcover - 978-0-7126-3477-9
Mass Market Paperbound - 516 pages - 978-0-345-48535-9
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