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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But Leckie made it clear this was a novel, and novels are a form of entertainment. You submitted the following rating and review.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Hannibal commits heinous atrocities by today’s standards.

There are ways around this, of course. Shop from United States to see titles available to you. Considering the previous fiction ahnnibal I’d read was the far superior Hannibal: Born in the Borderlands Strategos 1.

Continue shopping Checkout Continue shopping. If he’d been apathic and disinterested he’d let his generals march against it, too.

Alternatively, the book can portray the famous, about whom pretty much all is known, through the eyes of the real protagonists, as Mary Renault does in her wonderful novels about the adult Alexander and the Athens of Socrates and Plato.

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It is now a world heritage site. Leckie’s version of Hannibal’s story is lwckie on atrocity, packing in more varied forms of torture and execution than you’d expect to find in any three novels. Not, for example, in the way I understood what drove Alexander the Great.

He is now a full time writer living in Edinburgh. Despite inflicting two of the greatest defeats in Roman haninbal on her legions, Hannibal was unable to take the city or, indeed, to sway many of Rome’s allies in Italy, and spent over a decade fruitlessly ravaging the Italian peninsula until recalled to Africa to meet a Roman counter-invasion and defeat at Zama.

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Blood, gore and lust Read more Read less. Showing of 28 reviews. Yet at the same time its psychological exploration of hanniibal great Carthaginian commander Hannibal is surprisingly deep and convincing, as is the multi-faceted explanation it offers as to why he failed to follow up his victories in Italy by marching on Rome.

English Choose a language for shopping. One can almost feel the sting of the mountain winds as he crosses the Alps and the taste the bitterness of his falling short of his obsession.

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There is a fair bit of violence in the story, which the author expounds upon. Land of the Sacred Fire Legionary 3. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Hannibal Ross Leckie No preview available – This is Historical Fiction at its best! But Leckie will have more to say about Hannibal’s legacy, completing the tragic portrait in two further books of a trilogy.

Carthage was Rome’s great bete noire during the Republic’s rise to “great power” status in the Mediterranean. Canongate BooksApr 21, – Fiction – pages. Before Robert Harris’s Imperium and Conn Iggulden’s Troy came Hannibalbringing alive on of the greatest heroes of the ancient world. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! I’m SURE that many parts were not accurate. 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.

No one knows anyhow. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? He stamped, just missing the groom’s foot, and his hooves made a ringing sound like a cymbal Hannibal sounded whiny and dull. He leaves his wife unprotected while he chases a Roman consul.