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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The Invasion of Gaul. I would have expected much more internal dialogue from a tale written in the first person and don’t buy that he would not let himself recognise his ‘weaker’ sides.

Eventually, he returns to his obsession but too late to fulfill it. But it’s been stuck in my mind ever since.

As far as I’m aware, this is not a criticism that can be levelled at this book, so that’s in its favour. To ask other readers questions about Hannibalplease sign up. I have read so much of hannibal barca over the years that i never expected to be surprised and informed but “ross Leckie” did all that and more.

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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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Blood Enemy 2 in the Invader Novella Series. Showing of 28 reviews. And heinous crim Wow. A first-person telling of the life of Hannibal, very well done. I’m not sure why Leckie has Hannibal reenact the famous story about how Alexander tamed his war-horse Bucephalis, complete with Renault’s embellishments about the horse’s mistreatment, or why his hero goes out hanhibal kill his first man in battle on a mission so very like that in Renault’s book.


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As far as accuracy goes They just did, now on to the ripping off of penises, putting out eyes, disembowelling guts etc. This is a decent book, but incomplete by itself. Went to school here. The Man Who Defeated Hannibal. Blood, gore and lust It’s intentionally gruesome, I think, to show the contract between Hannibal and his Roman antagonist, Scipio Africanus.

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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 hannibql. Would you like to tell us leciie a lower price? This entry was posted in hannibalreviewross leckie. Feb 24, Sofia rated it really liked it.

Not, for example, in the way I understood what drove Alexander the Great.

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Hannibal, the son of Carthage’s chief general Hamilc I was leaning toward a 2-star review before getting to the second half of the book, which began however tentatively to explore Hannibal as a human being but it was too late and too facile to raise the book beyond a 2.

Carthage was Hxnnibal great bete noire during the Republic’s rise to “great power” status in the Mediterranean. The author is unflinching in his depiction of the brutality of the period, and some readers may find certain scenes disturbing.

The Carthage Trilogy hannubal books. The series is an excellent introduction to lekie 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.


Then, standing in line to pay, I read a random page and lost interest. Jul 10, Cheryl rated it it was amazing.

Land of the Sacred Fire Legionary 3. 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.

This narrator hadn’t the audacity lecckie cross the alps with elephants, I was convinced. May 11, Jason M Waltz rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 Hannibl peninsula until recalled to Africa to meet a Roman counter-invasion rss defeat at Zama.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. So I put it back. Dec 20, Emily rated it it was ok. Review “Written in a simple, visceral style that brings a raw immediacy to descriptions of ancient battle. View all 3 comments. Oct 14, Motorcycle rated it it was ok.

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And quite a contrast to Scipio Africanus the first of this trilogy for me. In this breathtaking gannibal 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. I so nearly bought this book. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Blood Eye Raven 1. There are ways around this, of course.