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A battle is like lust. The frenzy passes. Consequence remains. So reflects the year-old Hannibal as he recounts the trials of a battle commander’s life in British. Title: Hannibal Author(s): Ross Leckie ISBN: / (UK edition) Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd Availability: Amazon Amazon UK. Ross Leckie, in Hannibal (Canongate, UK, ), has chosen a more difficult option. There can be few readers who don’t already know that.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. Feb 04, Olethros rated it liked it. The horns of Peritan’s hooves were deep before and behind. I’m sure it happened and I can see why it was described so graphically, but such things are not for me when I’m trying to escape.

They just did, now on to the ripping off of penises, putting out eyes, disembowelling guts etc. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Similarly, the picture painted of Hannibal’s childhood and relationship with his wife offered an explanation for his hatred of Rome that made sense of his determination to bring his army to the gates. His father makes him swear to destroy Rome.

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I’m going to assume that anyone reading this review knows at least the basic outlines of Hannibal’s career: One small complaint, addressed not to Leckie but to his publisher.

Published April 21st by Cannongate Books Ltd first published Trivia About Hannibal The Car ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. You would enjoy this story of a very human leader.

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Would you like us to take another look at this review? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Most interesting story of a remarkable man, with great persistence in rross and a lot of guts. It is difficult to hate Hannibal because he may just be a product of his time.

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If you’re thinking he’s a mess of contradictions, then yes, he is–and it’s not helped by the first person narrative giving the illusion of an insight into his motivations and character that isn’t really there. Read reviews that mention historical fiction mary renault punic wars ross leckie scipio africanus read this book fire from heaven military history good read know hannibal leckie hannibal rome carthage romans alexander ancient facts writer deep hatred.


Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. After fleeing Carthage, Hannibal spends the last decades of his life advising the Eastern kingdoms that are falling under Leckue hegemony in their resistance particularly Antiochus.

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We’ll publish them on our site once we’ve reviewed them. Oct 09, Arcadius rated it liked it Shelves: This is Historical Fiction at lexkie best!

Hannibal’s an interesting figure, and the lessons never really made me understand him. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. The Man Who Defeated Hannibal. I cite only one example: Galdir – A Slave’s Tale. I stand at your feet.

Leckie is an inaccurate writer, and while historical fiction is by its definition supposed to take liberties with the truth, it should at least stick to some basics. lekie