I fought the Romans once. It no longer seems a prudent thing to do. Carthage concludes the internationally acclaimed trilogy that began with Hannibal and continued with Scipio.
Here, Ross Leckie tells of the final Punic War: the story of a great city and a people's utter eradication under the relentless rise of Rome.
But its chief characters, one the bastard son of Hannibal, the other of Scipio, would have wished it otherwise.
Both seek peace, but are caught up in war. As they struggle between duty and belief, they stand to lose everything in the face of their fathers' devastating legacies. Written as a series of letters and entries, the multiple voices of the novel are woven into a masterful exploration of human drives, political intrigue and the process of history making itself.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, map
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 05/03/2009
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9781847671011