After 300 years of acrimony and two bitter wards, the great Mediterranean powers of Rome and Carthage clash for the final, fateful time. This epic struggle is the subject of Leckie's superb third novel. CARTHAGE concludes the internationally acclaimed trilogy that began with HANNIBAL and continued with SCIPIO. A self-contained story of politics and power, love and hope, pain and loss, Carthage is a tragic tale, with important parallels for our own times. Written as a construct of entries, ranging from letters, diaries and various other narrative forms, the multiple voices of the novel are woven together in a way that provides for an utterly compelling account of Carthage's demise. The breadth of Leckie's knowledge of the period coupled with his poetic prose style brings the classical world to life in a truly masterful manner. As with all the best writing in this genre, Leckie makes CARTHAGE relevant to a contemporary audience through his exploration of human drives, political intrigue, power play and the process of history making itself. It is a truly devastating finale to what is an extraordinary trilogy.
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The thrilling conclusion to Ross Leckie's acclaimed classical trilogy, following HANNIBAL and SCIPIO.From the Back Cover:
'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
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Book Description Abacus, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX034911434X