Robin Levin does an excellent job of blending real historical figures with the fictional ones in an engaging an interesting way.
Set during the second and third Punic wars between Rome and Carthage, the story engages the reader in both the ordinary lives and political intrigues of the times.
I believe that is why Robin Levin chose to repeat the same history and story elements through the words of each of the main characters in her book.
A fascinating, pivotal period in history. The ancient civilisations of Babylon and Egypt were no more or in decline. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Glenn Bauer
This is book is not like the tales of Mccullough or Scarrow. It is of a different time and style then either of those. Read morePublished 6 months ago by David Wilkin
There is no doubt that Ms Levin knows her period. Her description of the events surrounding the Punic Wars – as well as the more well-known participants, such as Publius Cornelius... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Anna B
The title speaks for itself, for there will be no happy ending for the City of Carthage nor that of a civilisation that ruled vast tracts of lands for 700 years. Read morePublished 7 months ago by FrancineHowarth
You do not have to be a history buff to enjoy the Death of Carthage. I am not, but I took immense pleasure from this vivid tale from 146 BC , which witnesses the annihilation of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Charles Bray
The places sound alien: Carthage, Hispania, Ticinus, Cissa. This is, however, our world. The Death of Carthage takes place in 200BC during a time when laws forbade women from... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Jana McBurney-Lin
Told in the first persons by four characters, (each of who holds different social ranks; whether solider, slave, intellectual, or laborer,) the reader gains a general understanding... Read morePublished on October 27, 2012 by Books4Wisdom
If this book was a movie I would have walked out within 10 minutes. If you have ever read Colleen McCullough's Masters of Rome series, this book is the complete opposite; one... Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by JeffreyMontreal
Writing a historical novel is a triple challenge. The author must tell an engaging story with memorable characters and include all the other elements of good fiction. Read morePublished on October 1, 2012 by Linda K. Riebel