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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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This is the second time in our history that I have failed to finish a book.

Hannibal (The Carthage Trilogy, #1) by Ross Leckie

The series is an excellent introduction to the history of the period, but while the second book makes strange changes to history, this one is forced to invent a great deal, as essentially no reliable historical accounts about Hannibal survive. Mary Renault, on Alexander’s horse Bucephalos “He was indeed, at all points, the ideal horse of Xenophon. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. Email required Address never made public. And, to be honest, are we all that much better? Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Read more Read less.

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The Eagle Has Fallen. You submitted the following rating and review. The focus is on the leader himself – the novel takes the form of his memoir – showing how his father shaped his fate toward total, unconditional war against Rome and inured him to horror in childhood, ensuring that he left a trail of blood and eventually lost any positive sense of himself.


The depth of detail was not necessary to the telling of the story, so looked like gratuitous violence to me. Showing of 28 reviews. On the other hand, there is a real sense of being there, and then, it made me very glad to be born in a time when impaling and crucifixion are stories, not punishments the state deals out.

Lo que nos cuenta. Post was not sent – check your hannibxl addresses! Vivid, direct, brutal and downright bloody. English Choose a language for shopping. Find any other novel about Hannibal, and you will find something much more worthwhile than this.

The story begins in Hannibal’s childhood, and a third of the book passes before he embarks on his long war against Rome. And heinous crimes are committed against him. His child dies on the winter crossing of the Alps.

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Hannibal: A Novel (Carthage Trilogy): Ross Leckie: : Books

His driving force, finally, is hatred, of Rome and, later, of Carthage, and the measure of the man is that he knows this is not enough. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Wars of the Roses: Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is a fair bit of violence in leciie story, which the author expounds upon.


Part that was the worst for me? No one knows anyhow. How to write a great review. 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. But it’s been stuck in my mind ever since. Lekcie Actionable Rosd for the Web.

Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The writer can take a leaf from Rober One of the problems with historical fiction hnnibal that the reader is likely to have a fairly clear idea of what happens. April 21, Imprint: Ships from and sold by Bahamut Media. They were Gauls and Celts for the most part, enemies of Rome.

In fact, in his dying words, he reminds Hannibal of his vow. Ex Bookworm group review: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Books by Ross Leckie. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Back to Novels of Ancient Elckie.