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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Buy the selected items together This item: Hannibal David Isaak says: 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.

Battle of the Danube. A creative schoolchild writing an essay from the encyclopedia can paraphrase as well. The Carthage Trilogy 3 books.

Hannibal (Carthage, book 1) by Ross Leckie

English Choose a language for shopping. Most interesting story of a remarkable man, with great persistence in planning and a lot of guts. Hqnnibal an interesting figure, and the lessons never really made me understand him.

Novels about Napoleon hannnibal 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? I have read so much of hannibal barca over the years that i never expected hanninal be surprised and informed but “ross Leckie” did all that and more. It’s certainly an interesting read in that it humanizes a historical figure many of us only know as that guy who crossed the Alps with the elephants. I read for pleasure, not to induce a permanent state of nausea.


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This entry was posted in hannibalreviewross leckie. The Leckie story of someone like Hannibal being destroyed by his wife’s death and rape and going downhill from there Though the hanniba touches upon the inner life of Hannibal, it’s too tentative and too facile to be convincing.

Wars of the Roses: Find any other novel about Hannibal, and you will find something much more worthwhile than this.

This book is an ancient sojourn into the heart and soul of a leader. I loved learning about the Punic Wars in my Classics classes, so I hoped for a lot from this book. Want to Read saving…. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout.

Published April 21st by Cannongate Books Ltd first published So I had them killed there, more than 4, by the shore. It is now a world heritage site. May 11, Jason M Waltz rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I was also rather unsatisfied with the character of Hannibal – there were some sparks of feelings other than the desire for revenge there, but could they really have been so buried?

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At a memorable moment early in the novel, Hannibal has the chance to choose between gory revenge and mercy; between the world of Carthage and another, more human world represented by Silenus, his Greek tutor. Thus, a modern author has a relatively open playing field in hannnibal to speculate on just what sort of man Hannibal may have been.


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One small complaint, addressed not to Leckie but to his publisher. Othertimes, even such insufficient justification is lacking. He could have been remembered more as Alexander if Carthage had the vision of Hannibal. 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.

The Romans tracked him to the kingdom of Bithynia, whose king betrayed Hannibal. Hannibal somehow changes from a proud, self-assured and father-loving nobleman to a morose, manic-depressive, self-pitying, whining Romeophobe does the word exist? Feb 24, Sofia rated it really liked it. He stamped, just missing the groom’s foot, and his hooves made a ringing sound like a cymbal Hannibal by Ross Leckie.

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