A riveting historical fiction, told as memoir, by one of the greatest and fiercest military leaders in recorded historyHannibal, the man born and bred to lead the Carthaginian army, reveals the psychological underpinnings of a great military strategist and driven leader.
“A battle is like lust. The frenzy passes. Consequence remains.” Such are the observations made and ill-gotten lessons learned in this fictional autobiographical narrative of breathtaking range and power. Ross Leckie not only presents a vivid re-creation of the great struggle of the Punic wars and the profoundly bloody battle for Rome, but succeeds in bringing the almost mythical figure of Hannibal to life. Introspective, educated on the Greeks, Hannibal has never been presented quite like this.
A tragic chronicle of love and hate, heroism and cruelty, Hannibal is a dramatic and ultimately nourishing exploration of the inner life and epic consequences of one of humanity’s greatest adventurers and most bloodthirsty leaders.