A sequel, of sorts, to ‘Hannibal’ and a precursor to ‘Carthage’. As you will have gathered I’m going through a Latin / Ancient Rome phase at the moment and this book fits in nicely with that mood. A tale of the aristocrat, General, politician and aesthete Scipio Africanus. It gives the military perspective to the Rome of Robert Harris’s ‘ Imperium’ and ‘Pompeii’.
For the first time since I started using it a couple of years ago Fantastic Fiction has let me down by not having Ross Leckie on its pages. He definitely deserves to be there.
ROSS LECKIE - Since reading Classics at Oxford, Ross Leckie has worked variously as a farm labourer, roughneck, schoolmaster, and insurance broker. He is now a full time writer living in Edinburgh. Scipio is his fifth published book and follows on from his highly-acclaimed Hannibal which has been translated into half a dozen languages. He is currently working on the final instalment of the trilogy, Carthage.
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