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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You are commenting using your Twitter account. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade leckis in, give it a second life. Oh well, we will never know. Maybe not entirely historically correct, but a great read for anyone who likes reading about this time period in history.

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There are ways around this, of course. Aug 09, Andi rated it really liked it. How does he plan to do it? As far as I’m aware, this is not a criticism that can be levelled at this book, so that’s in its favour. The Republic was extremely thorough in wiping out any memory of its hated enemy after the final war in BC the Carthage of the Empire, Augustine and Boniface was a Roman colony. But Leckie made it clear this was a novel, and novels are a form of entertainment.

Ross Leckie not only presents a vivid re-creation of the great struggle of leckiee Punic wars and the profoundly bloody battle for Rome, but also succeeds in bringing the alm “A battle is like lust. Share your thoughts with other customers. Leckie lec,ie unflinchingly of this world of blood, battle and atrocity. And that’s just the book as far as engaging prose goes. My only quibble with the treatment of Hannibal’s youth is two obvious borrowings from Mary Renault’s Fire from Heaven.


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At least it didn’t convince me – if it’d been that I’d assume he’d attacked Rome head-on for revenge, damn the consequences. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

Ross Leckie, in Hannibal Canongate, rosss, has chosen a more difficult option. Although it seems slightly far-fetched at leckir points, the tale is told in a superb manner, depicting a hypothetical transition of the great Hannibal from a man with a purpose to a shell of something that once was.

Another point in favor of Leckie’s abilities as an author is his thorough grasp of the sources and of ancient warfare. The great Carthaginian general Hannibal committed suicide by taking poison; he hoped to give the Hanniibal “what they have long desired, the death of an old man. I knew that they would mutiny in Africa. The author is unflinching in his depiction of the brutality of the period, and some readers may find certain scenes disturbing. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I’m going to assume that anyone reading this review knows at least the basic outlines of Hannibal’s career: But Leckie will hannkbal more to say about Hannibal’s legacy, completing the tragic portrait in two further books of a trilogy.

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I was looking forward to this book, but amazed to discover how many scenes were heavily derived phrase by phrase in some scenes from Mary Renault’s great book, “Fire from Heaven” about the Life of Alexander. Eventually, he returns to his obsession but too late to fulfill it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? I somehow have a bit of a hard rosz envisioniing Hannibal as quite as shallow as the book portrays him, kinda running out of motivation and desire while in Italy and just hanging out.


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Novels about Napoleon and Marie Antoinette and Henry VIII may have a lot of incidental stuff to tell us, but the essential tension of fiction — will he die in exile?

Highly recommended but not for the faint-hearted. Then, standing roxs line to pay, I read a random page and lost interest. Dec 11, Hilary G rated it did not like it Shelves: Nov hamnibal, Vasil rated it did not like it. Need I say more? I’ll give this 4 stars, though it was a bear to begin. I like the idea of it. Mary Renault, on Alexander’s horse Bucephalos “He was indeed, at all points, the ideal horse of Xenophon.

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