Hannibal (Carthage Trilogy #1) (Paperback)
Canongate Books, 9781847670991, 243pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2008
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A battle is like lust. The frenzy passes. Consequence remains.
Hannibal is an epic vision of one of history's greatest adventurers, the almost mythical man who most famously led his soldiers on elephants over the Alps. In Ross Leckie's unforgettable re-creation of the Punic wars, it is Hannibal, the Carthaginian general, who narrates the story, and who is carried by his all-consuming ambition through profoundly bloody battles against the great Roman armies of early empire.
In this breathtaking chronicle of love and hate, heroism and cruelty, one of humanity's greatest adventurers is brought to life, who learns through suffering that man is but a shadow of a dream.
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Praise For Hannibal (Carthage Trilogy #1)…
"Written in a simple, visceral style that brings a raw immediacy to descriptions of ancient battle . . . A ripping good read whose lesson in ancient history is yet another reward." —Publishers Weekly
"Hannibal tells his own story in this splendid historical novel . . . Leckie writes unflinchingly of this world of blood, battle and atrocity." —Sunday Telegraph