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Carthage

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 14mm | 154g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • map
  • 1847671012
  • 9781847671011
  • 450,890

Back cover copy

'I fought the Romans once. It no longer seems a prudent thing to do.'

Carthage tells the unforgettable story of the third and final Punic War: that of a great city and a people's eradication under the relentless rise of Rome. Its chief characters, one the bastard son of Hannibal, the other of Scipio, 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.

The many voices that tell this story are woven into a masterful exploration of human drives, political intrigue and the process of history-making itself.

'The final volume of Ross Leckie's Punic trilogy is the most interesting . . . imaginative but convincing detail makes the reader a tourist to a lost world.' Herald

'A considerable achievement in which learning has been enlightened by the imagination . . . a fast and gripping narrative.' Scotsman

Cover design by HOO-HA
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Review Text

Leckie's manoeuvring of history is effortless, as he solders fact and fiction to create a novel with real historical depth. The Times
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Leckie's manoeuvring of history is effortless, as he solders fact and fiction to create a novel with real historical depth. * * The Times * * The final volume of Ross Leckie's Punic trilogy is the most interesting . . . imaginative but convincing detail makes the reader a tourist to a lost world. * * Herald * * A considerable achievement in which learning has been enlightened by the imagination . . . a fast and gripping narrative. * * Scotsman * *
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About Ross Leckie

Ross Leckie is also the author of Scipio and Carthage. He lives in London.
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Rating details

181 ratings
3.56 out of 5 stars
5 17% (30)
4 32% (58)
3 43% (78)
2 7% (13)
1 1% (2)
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