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Carthage (The Carthage Trilogy #3)

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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, pa ...more
Published July 5th 2001 by Abacus Software (first published January 1st 2001)
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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
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.
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Jan 04, 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.
Tim Dunn
The worst of the three novels, but still a decent read...quick if nothing else.
Chris Silvester
Good, but not as good as the previous 2.
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The Final in Leckie's trilogy. A worthy conclusion.
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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.
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