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Dark Prince (Greek Series) Mass Market Paperback – February 27, 2007
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There are two stories here. First, Alexander's mystic quest for redemption (carried out by the chosen few) and Parmenion and the Spartans' parallel last-ditch battle (fought with ordinary weapons); then, David Gemmell follows Alexander and Parmenion home. Although they have beaten a horrific demon in Makedones, they have yet to face the demons of Macedon: Alexander's life and soul are at stake in another battle against darkness. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Also look for Stones of Power references inside, such as: Pendarric, Fallen King of Atlantis (Aristotle), and the Sipstrassi stones (gold veined with black)
Dark Prince takes us back to the David Gemmell reconstructed world of ancient Greece. There are a whole heap of goings-on that occurred in Lion of Macedon that led to certain events in Dark Prince, but to tell you them would ruin Lion of Macedon for you, so I won't.
Anyway, this is rather a strange book. It retains some of the feel of Lion of Macedon but is completely different in many aspects. A significant portion of the novel is spent in an alternate reality Greece where mythical creatures such as centaurs and minotaurs still roam the Earth. There is also an evil Phillippos of Makedon to contend with.
Alexander is an extraordinary child in many aspects. He has an extreme constitution and a very high intelligence for one supposedly four years old (in the first third of the book). Actually, despite the possession of the Chaos Spirit, I did still struggle to deal with the adult-like conversations and concerns of the toddler Alexander.
The book improved for me greatly when the setting resumed in the Greece we knew from Lion of Macedon.
Still, in all, this novel had what one expects from a David Gemmell. Heaps of battles, the odd love scene, sword fights a-plenty, revenge, betrayals...
If you pick up this novel expecting an historically accurate re-telling of the Alexander myth, then this is not the novel for you. But, if you are looking for a rousing tale of friendship and loyalty set in a similar world to the ancient Greece we know and love, and a familiar David Gemmell world, then you will not be disappointed.
In my opinion, this sequel does not live up to the heights of Lion of Macedon though. However, it had a satisfying ending that tied together loose strings very nicely.
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just a really good read where you can put your mind in neutral although it does get a little complicated at timesPublished 10 months ago by Graeme Benjamin
I've read every book of his and most of them multiple times.Even my least favorite book of his is better than a lot of books I've read.Published on June 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
As with most David Gemmell novels, this is an unputdownable fast paced easy ready. Gemmell was a master at weaving a tale and this book is no exception. Highly recommendedPublished on June 16, 2013 by Darcy
This is the second book and while it goes more into the 'fantasy land,' it is well written and kept me captivated.Published on September 15, 2012 by Amazon Customer
I am very pleased with this series. I read his "Troy" series first, and really enjoyed how similar yet different this series was. Read morePublished on October 5, 2010 by dani
you will love this. I don't see the point in comparing his different books with each other. Sure there are differences between the books and some may appeal to you more than others... Read morePublished on July 31, 2010 by Flowerwind
Dark Prince is the sequel to The Lion of Macedon, which is possibly the most heroically epic book ever written.
You really need to read that book before reading this one. Read more