Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Carthage” as Want to Read:
Blank 133x176
Carthage
 
by
Ross Leckie
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Carthage (The Carthage Trilogy #3)

3.46  ·  Rating Details  ·  111 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
I fought the Romans once. It no longer seems a prudent thing to do. Carthage concludes the internationally acclaimed trilogy that began with Hannibal and continued with Scipio. Here, Ross Leckie tells of the final Punic War: the story of a great city and a people's utter eradication under the relentless rise of Rome. But its chief characters, one the bastard son of Hanniba ...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Canongate Books (first published January 1st 2001)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Carthage, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Carthage

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 239)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Kenny
Apr 25, 2014 Kenny rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It ok. Not better or worse. Just, ok. Fine, average. I read the previous books ages ago, and didn't remember anything about the characters. But that was ok, it wasn't needed.

The structure of letters and diary entries makes it a bit flat. Rarely any section longer than four pages, so there's little momentum
Which is a shame as some bits are engagingly written. The final Punic war and destruction of Carthage is a great story, and this covers it in a short space. I'd read more by him, but he can do
...more
Poli
Again my expectations were too high.
I was expecting to read more about the siege and the people's actions and feelings inside the fortress while the romans tried to get inside the city, but instead that part is narrated mainly in three pages and all we know about how they felt is through the reaction they had when the fortress was taken.
However the way the author decided to tell the story (though several kinds of documents) was original even if restraining.
Rupert Matthews
Jul 12, 2013 Rupert Matthews rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Another cracking tale, but for me it was spoilt by some very serious historical inaccuracies. THat said, a fun read.
Allie
May 03, 2008 Allie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book piqued an interest in history pre-1800, which I had never really had.
Tim Dunn
The worst of the three novels, but still a decent read...quick if nothing else.
Richard Cubitt
Nov 17, 2015 Richard Cubitt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Final in Leckie's trilogy. A worthy conclusion.
Chris Silvester
Good, but not as good as the previous 2.
Heidi Kinderman
Heidi Kinderman rated it really liked it
Jul 20, 2016
Salvador Ferraro
Salvador Ferraro marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2016
Rui Gaiao
Rui Gaiao rated it really liked it
Jul 15, 2016
Matt Grey
Matt Grey marked it as to-read
Jul 09, 2016
Joan
Joan marked it as to-read
Jul 07, 2016
Tom
Tom marked it as to-read
Jul 04, 2016
James
James marked it as to-read
Jun 19, 2016
Dabi
Dabi marked it as to-read
Jun 16, 2016
Thomas J Porto
Thomas J Porto rated it liked it
May 19, 2016
Candace M Ellison
Candace M Ellison marked it as to-read
May 14, 2016
Sarah
Sarah rated it it was ok
May 05, 2016
Liesl Swardt
Liesl Swardt marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2016
Travis
Travis marked it as to-read
Apr 18, 2016
Micah
Micah marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2016
Bfeet
Bfeet marked it as to-read
Apr 09, 2016
Yavor Popov
Yavor Popov rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2016
Danzel
Danzel marked it as to-read
Mar 05, 2016
Michelle Travaille
Michelle Travaille marked it as to-read
Mar 01, 2016
Donald
Donald marked it as to-read
Feb 29, 2016
Matthew Harvey
Matthew Harvey marked it as to-read
Feb 27, 2016
Evil Shelley
Evil Shelley marked it as to-read
Feb 19, 2016
ELSS Library
ELSS Library marked it as to-read
Feb 17, 2016
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Caesar (Emperors, #3)
  • The Ends of Our Tethers: 13 Sorry Stories
  • Attila: The Gathering Of The Storm (Attila Trilogy #2)
  • The Secret Hunters
  • Rome: The Coming of the King (Rome, #2)
  • The Roman Revolution
  • The Sword of Revenge (Republic, #2)
  • The Roman Triumph
  • The Histories
  • Hero of Rome (Gaius Valerius Verrens, #1)
  • Holy Warrior (The Outlaw Chronicles, #2)
  • Ship of Rome (Masters of the Sea, #1)
  • Tribune of Rome (Vespasian, #1)
  • Badenheim 1939
  • Arms of Nemesis (Roma Sub Rosa, #2)
  • Hannibal: Enemy of Rome (Hannibal, #1)
  • Circo Máximo: La ira de Trajano (Trajano, #2)
  • The Death of the Adversary
Since reading Classics at Oxford, Ross Leckie has worked variously as a farm labourer, roughneck, schoolmaster, and insurance broker. He is best known for his Carthage trilogy.

He is now a full time writer living in Edinburgh.
More about Ross Leckie...

Other Books in the Series

The Carthage Trilogy (3 books)
  • Hannibal (The Carthage Trilogy, #1)
  • Scipio Africanus (The Carthage Trilogy, #2)

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »