Title – Hannibal: Enemy of Rome
Series – Hannibal #1
Author – Ben Kane
Genre – Roman historical fiction
Length – 576 pages
Published – 19 Jan. 2012
My Rating – ★★★★
I bought Hannibal: Enemy of Rome about two years ago. I went to my favourite bookshop looking for something new (like I always do when I finish a series and need new inspiration). While I have always been a massive fan of ancient Rome, I was also interested in those nations or leaders, that made Rome tremble, such as Pyrrhus of Epirus, the gladiator Spartacus and Attila the Hun – but above all I have been fascinated by Hannibal Barca of Carthage. So, when I reached my preferred bookshelf about historical fiction and saw the title “Hannibal” in big capital letters, I was instantly thrilled. Until that time, I had not read anything else written by Ben Kane, but heard of his great reputation with respect to his historical accuracy and good writing style – referring to his famous The lost Legion trilogy, so I had to buy it and started reading it as soon as I was back home.