By David Gemmell
The chaos spirit had selected the kid Alexander to be its human host. yet Parmenion, strongest warrior of historic Greece, had received a small victory over the darkness that sought to rule via Alexander. The boy's soul had no longer been destroyed by way of evil, yet as a substitute had merged with it -- and now Parmenion aided Alexander within the conflict among mild and darkish that always raged inside him.
But there has been one other global, the place the creatures of Greece's legends nonetheless flourished. There, the chaos spirit already governed, via a demon king. during this Greece, there has been a prophecy baby of serious strength, the mythical golden baby, may come and restoration the fading magic of the land to the creatures of delusion. The demon king believed additionally that devouring the center of this fabled baby could provide him immortality. He believed Alexander, with the facility of the chaos spirit inside of him, to be that kid. And so he known as Alexander into his international . . .
Only Parmenion, guided by means of the seeress Derae, his misplaced love from one other lifestyles, may possibly wish to avoid wasting Alexander from the demon king. yet who may keep the younger prince from the chaos spirit that threatened to beat his soul?
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Turning his again on them, he walked away into the wooden. Leonidas him. “That must have been performed 3 years ago,” he stated. “Your persistence amazes me. yet inform me, Parmenion, why now? ” “It used to be time. i'm joyful you're the following, i have to speak with you. examine me, Leonidas, and inform me what you spot. ” “My king and my friend,” he responded, nonplussed. “Look heavily. Do I look older, more youthful? ” “You are a similar, possibly a bit drained. ” Thena approached them, and Parmenion became to her. “Deceit isn't my approach, Thena. i will not do that. ” “You must,” she stated. “I wish Leonidas to grasp the reality. ” She met his gaze and knew, with out recourse to interpreting his brain, that argument will be futile. “Then enable me exhibit him,” she pleaded. “Then he'll see all of it. ” “As you would like. ” “What is going on the following? ” requested Leonidas. “What is it that i don't recognize? ” “Sit down by way of that tree and shut your eyes,” Thena commanded. “All should be made recognized to you. ” confused, Leonidas did as he used to be bidden, sitting at the grass together with his again to a narrow cypress tree. Thena knelt sooner than him and closed her eyes. heat like a sizzling summer season breeze flowed via his brain, and he chanced on himself staring at down at the urban of Sparta from a superb peak. but it used to be now not Sparta, he discovered. there have been sophisticated transformations. “What is that this position? ” he requested. “Watch and learn,” Thena responded. He observed the younger Parmenion, hated and hunted, observed himself and his relations. yet not anything used to be correct. The years fled on, and he observed a duel among Parmenion and Nestus, watched the liberating of a urban, skilled the defeat of a Spartan military and the loss of life of a king. Leonidas was once entranced. Then he observed Philippos, and anger flared inside him. but even right here there have been small adjustments. Philippos was once referred to as Philip and used to be possessed of no golden eye, no witchcraft to guard him. occasions flowed via underneath his gaze—great battles, victories, defeats—until finally he observed the kidnap of the king’s son and the adventure of Parmenion to rescue him. Derae’s voice whispered into his brain. “Prepare your self, for what you're approximately to determine should be painful. ” once again the conflict traces have been assembled, the Kadmians at the correct panicking and fleeing the sector. He observed the king’s horse bolt towards the western ridges. “No,” he groaned as Parmenion fell, his throat slashed, his lifeless physique crashing to the rocks. “Oh, no! ” the guy he served and enjoyed was once being buried now, his dual wearing his armor and helm. His imaginative and prescient swam, and his eyes opened. at the beginning he couldn't communicate, then he shook his head. “You are usually not my king,” he acknowledged softly. “No,” admitted Parmenion. “But he's the strategos,” Thena mentioned, laying her hand on Leonidas’ arm. He stood, drawing in different deep breaths. “I knew whatever used to be wrong,” he whispered. “I am sorry, Leonidas,” Parmenion instructed him. “I didn't want this. ” “I be aware of. I observed. ” “If you want me to go away, i'll do so,” acknowledged Parmenion. “I don't appreciate the position of impostor. ” “Were the jobs reversed, my king might say an identical. He used to be an exceptional guy, variety and but powerful.