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next in series This is written about an era that does not actually grab mewhich makes my rating all the wonderful I loved the two boys Hanno and uintus and Aurelia was a girl after my own heart I too was a tomboy and grew up riding horses and staging mock fights Who wants to lay with dolls BORING I am somewhat familiar with the wars between Rome and Carthage and remember from my Ancient History class in UNI That The Romans that the Romans defeated Carthage and destroyed the whole town and seeded the land with salt so no one could live there for many yearsBen Kane has a wonderful was with writing and in spite of the small The Elephants Journey print I was fascinated with the whole story The characters were well developed and interesting the historical facts and the glossary very good Overall a teriffic read and Highly recommended It s been a good while since I read a Ben Kane however on the evidence of this magnificent enthralling captivating book I ve really been missing out and is something I intend to rectify and uicklyFirst of all it s a long one it s a good 150ages before the man himself Sklaven für Wutawia + Gauner mit der 'Goldenen Hand' puts in an appearance for example However there s hardly a sentence a word even wasted the whole way through I was glued to it the whole way through and by the end I found myself wishing it had been twice as long It s long but still too short Good then that it s the first volume in a trilogy Gooder stillthat I have the others lined up on the shelf over thereTo be honest sometimes even I can t uiteut my finger on exactly why I thought a book was so good Then I think does it even matter No At those times maybe it s just best to sit back and enjoy the ride Then enjoy that s the oint isn t it I read to enjoy a good story about something I m interested in Or not that makes me interested in it because it s a good book That s Hannibal So what not that makes me interested in it because it s a good book That s Hannibal So what I enjoy Well Ben Kane does have the deserved reputation in my book anyway for writing battle scenes that are erhaps a cut above the others However excellent battle scenes apart it was the verbal cut and thrusts jabs straight to the heart and of course the final delivery of the death blow of the Senate debate scenes between Publius and Marcus Minucius Rufus that really impressed and will stay with me The crackle of tension the ebb and flow the Changing Face of the Hero poise and. ENEMY OF ROMEThe great Carthaginian general Hannibal has never forgotten the defeat and humiliation of his father by Rome Now helans his revenge and the destruction of the old enemySOLDIER OF CARTHAGEWhile Hannibal repares for war the young son of one of his Grace the delicate crikey it could go either way here balance leading us to the final coup de grace Superb go either way here balance leading us to the final coup de grace Superb is superb writing whatever the genre And this that is superb writingI thought the tension between the Carthaginian brothers was 99% believable There were a couple of minor occasions where they clearly in the real world have reacted differently In making the It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life people different to us in that they lived 2000 odd years ago but clearly like us in many ways so we relate to them you surely have to as a reader and a writer stick with the thought what would I do in that situation Then when you re absolutely sure that you and anyone you know would have belted the other brother one for instance and he doesn t he says fair enough lets get on with it it sticks a little No matterCarthaginians and Romans are treated even handedly No good guys and bad guys I suppose there could have been a temptation to treat the Carthaginians favourably as the underdogerhaps the Romans less so I think Ben has avoided taking sides to free the story and himself from the reader s own Lignin Biodegradation perceived confines with one eye on how the rest of the story has to unfold Because the temptation of writing what at least I was expecting thelucky small guy up against the evil Empire must have been very greatI ve been incredibly fortunate in my time and especially of late to read some really exceptional books set at various oints of the Roman era Hannibal Enemy of Rome continues that disturbingly good trend Highly recommendedMore world class reviews on Speesh Reads Ancient Medieval group read A novel with a strong adventure flavour that uses tactics of suspense At first the simplicity of the writing bothered me but lotting skills swept me up Simple needn t be bad in my book crude is bad and the world of the novel isn t crudely thought out I liked the resentation from both sides Carthaginian and Roman with of the novel isn t crudely thought out I liked the resentation from both sides Carthaginian and Roman with switches be After the excellent Forgotten Legion Trilogy I wondered what Ben Kane would treat us to next and how long would it be before we can convince him to return to do book 4 of the Forgotten seriesWhen the Title was announced Hannibal Enemy of Rome i was really leased I had recently watched the BBC drama on Hannibal s trail in which three Australian brothers Danny Ben and Sam Wood set out cycling on the trail of Hannibal the Carthagi. 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Nian warrior who marched from Spain to Rome at the Head Of An Invading Army Accompanied By ElephantsAgain It Was of an invading army accompanied by elephantsAgain it was another A (kinda) Country Christmas point in history I knew a little about but not the detail so this book and Ben Kane s excellent writing skills I knew would not only entertain me but also educate me and this book delivers both of these things in spades I read this book in a single sitting and was hugely upset when the book ended a book full of Ben s usual great characters greatace fantastic writing of dialogue couple all of that with the fantastic fights scenes that Ben writes and any book Ben writes just leaps off the ageThe next book Spartacus due in Feb 2012 only has one flawan 8 month waitThank you Ben a great bookcan you write faster Parm Actual rating is 35 starsThis takes lace during the war between the Carthaginians and the Romans This novel is a historical fiction novel In this one we follow two young Carthaginians as they go fishing one day and get lost at sea Their whole lives change as they are captured and sold into slavery in ItalyI have read several of Ben Kane s novels and I have yet to read a bad one One of the aspects I love about his novels is that I become immersed in the setting of that time A reader can tell that the author does his research and one of his goals is to really represent the era and the setting While I did enjoy this book I did is to really represent the era and the setting While I did enjoy this book I did this wasn t the author s best opening book for one of his series I think the roblem was that it was a little misleading as I was expecting Hannibal He was there but we really don t get to know the man Instead he is used as the driving force for the drama that is resent in this book Don t get me wrong I enjoyed the drama The relationship between slave and master was well developed and I found it really touching in one National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 particular scene I also enjoyed the subplot between the two brothers that do not see eye to eyeI enjoyed this book and I will definitely continue with the series It did have some flaws though Basically I wanted background on Hannibal We get the infamous trek through the Alps but even that felt like it was skimmed This book isn t about Hannibal It is about the fictional characters and the message about how opposing forces aren t necessarily evil and the enemy They are human and things might be different if there were different circumstances. Or family againA WORLD AFLAMEBut their destiny interwoven and linked with that of their Roman masters is to be an extraordinary one The devastating war unleashed upon Rome by Hannibal will last for nearly twenty years It will change their lives and history forev.