A battle is like lust. The frenzy passes. Consequence remains. Hannibal is an epic vision of one of history’s greatest adventurers, the almost mythical man who most famously led his soldiers on elephants over the Alps. In Ross Leckie’s unforgettable re-creation of the Punic wars, it is Hannibal, the Carthaginian general, who narrates the story, and who is carried by his all-consuming ambition through profoundly bloody battles against the great Roman armies of early empire. In this breathtaking chronicle 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rajaratnam - LibraryThing
Most interesting story of a remarkable man, with great persistence in planning and a lot of guts. He deserved better. Typical of petty trading politics as displayed by European colonisers all over the world. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - SteveWDavies - LibraryThing
Probably as close as we're likely to get to a portrait of Hannibal and his age, very satisfying both for the authentic feel of the book and as an exciting, moving story. Read full review