5 Stars: Hannibal the General not the Cannibal
Hannibal Barca is one those military generals that I can't get enough of and when I am alerted to a new source of information I want to read or listen to another perspective of this great General and the city of Carthage.
Hannibal Barca: The Lion of Carthage by Peachill Publishing ( a collection of writers ) is a book I would file under "historical action novel" while sitting on the high-speed train traveling from Beijing to Zhenjiang engross in the pages of war and honor of a man taking on the much romanticize Roman Empire. After each chapter, I stop and reflect the action written so well, written without being dry and long-winded. Hannibal Barca pride himself in defense of Carthage and understood what it took to defeat Rome. Some titles are given, and some are earned the title of "The Lion of Carthage" is a heavy burden for a son of an overshadowing general within these pages of this book the title of "Lion" is well deserved. In the mist of battles, Hannibal rallies his man to be honorable and defeat Rome, “Hannibal raised his sword and rushed back toward the front lines, yelling as he went. “To the river, men! Send them floating back to Rome!”
Far removed we are from history and understanding the sheer madness of the criminal empire of Rome. We know the actual ending of Carthage. The eventuality of Carthage being lost forever due to Roman's campaign of total salt the Earth destruction but just as the Celt's legendary tales that mystify us in asking how did they win the battles against the "Roman Might" or in Hannibal's case crossing the Alps in harsh conditions. Hannibal's crazy outside the box thinking establishes that Africa had great generals who believe in defending their home.
With Peachill Publishing outstanding work on Hannibal Barca: The Lion of Carthage someone needs to base a screenplay from this source and make an epic movie. I would love to take my son "Hannibal" and say "look at this movie of this heroic man, I named you after him and not the cannibal people assume."