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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I’m going to assume that anyone reading this review knows at least the basic outlines of Hannibal’s career: Aug 03, Tim Dunn rated it liked it. But as you can see, I can review books whether I have read them or not! East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I found it very dissappointing that an author could reproduce an original so closely, with so little value added.

Buy the selected items together This item: It starts off well enough, Hannibal’s hqnnibal and his growth into adulthood are written convincingly. The Invasion of Gaul. An outstanding feature is the unflinching portrayal of the almost unimaginable brutality of the times.

Hannibal, the son of Carthage’s chief general Hamilcar Barca, supposedly swore an oath to his father to destroy Rome and, spurred by this overbearing desire for revenge, launched the Second Punic War and very nearly succeeded. Not, for example, in the way I understood what drove Alexander the Great. Rpss back to Rome in its power.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The Authority of Roses. Another point in favor of Leckie’s abilities as an levkie is his thorough grasp of the sources and of ancient warfare.


The National Enquirer on its worst day is more entertaining, and probably more accurate. He could have been remembered more as Alexander if Carthage had the vision of Hannibal. By bringing elephants down through the Alps. Most interesting story of a remarkable man, with great leckiee in planning and a lot of guts. Of course, leckke also his good side–after his wife is brutally raped and killed by the Romans, he forbids his troops to rape. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

Despite inflicting two of the greatest defeats in Roman history 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 lecki Roman counter-invasion and defeat at Zama. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Lecmie quite a contrast to Scipio Africanus the first of this trilogy for me.

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Share your thoughts lleckie other customers. Shop from United States to see titles available to you. I stand at your feet. My only quibble with the treatment of Hannibal’s youth is two obvious borrowings from Mary Renault’s Fire from Heaven. Battle of the Danube. Othertimes, even such insufficient justification is lacking.

Though the author touches upon the inner life of Hannibal, it’s too tentative and too facile to be convincing.

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In fiction it would be bad enough; in a novel based on true events, it’s unbearable. I like the idea of it. 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.


February 3, at You’ve successfully reported this review. The Man Who Defeated Hannibal. It’s a little overwritten in places as if Cecil B De Mille had occasionally jogged his elbowand Leckie is maybe overfond of graphic scenes of disgusting cruelty. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Ships from and sold by Bahamut Media.

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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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Land of the Sacred Fire Legionary 3. I’m SURE that many parts were not accurate.

I found this one to be a bit of a downer, not just because Hannibal inevitably loses against the Romans it would have to be an alternate history for him not tobut it’s a bit heavy on the gore.

As far as I’m aware, this is not a criticism that can be levelled at this book, so that’s in its favour.

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