The Seven Hillsby John Maddox Roberts
Hannibal's Children answered the fascinating question "What if Rome fell to Carthage, then rose again?" Now, the Romans' victory is completebut their legendary unity will be tested. See more details below
Hannibal's Children answered the fascinating question "What if Rome fell to Carthage, then rose again?" Now, the Romans' victory is completebut their legendary unity will be tested.
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This book has to have a sequil. It is too good to leave hanging!
In an alternate universe, Hannibal defeated Rome and allowed the people of Rome to go into exile in the far north. The Romans spent over a century carving out a new empire among the Gauls and Germans. Then they marched south into Italy to reclaim their lost lands and city. In The Seven Hills, the adventure continues with battles and political intrigue to burn. As the reentry of the Romans into the civilized world shakes the Earth, a myriad of players, Roman and others, plot to position themselves to their advantage. A well worth read.
On an alternate earth, Hannibal gave the Romans a chance to surrender and go into exile or he would destroy the city. Most chose exile traveling beyond the Alps to create a new empire, Rome Norricum. They conquered the Gaul, Franks, and Germans; and over a century later they took back Rome.--- The Romans control all of mainland Italy and look forward to regaining Sicily from Shofet Hamilcar, a descendent of Hannibal the Great of Carthage. Marcus Scipio has placed Queen Selene in power and formed an alliance with Egypt. However, Titus Norbanus and his four legions make other alliances, conquers new territories that once belonged to Rome, and has earned the loyalty of his troops. He plans to destroy Carthage and use the victory to become the ruler of the neo Roman Empire. Only Marcus and perhaps Carthage stand in the way of this upstart achieving his ambition.--- This is a fantastic sequel that returns Rome to the power that she had lost. Readers obtain a lucid picture of what the senators think of the unfolding political and military events and how they regard the two competitors Marcus vs. Titus. John Maddox Roberts, writer of the terrific SPQR Ancient Rome mysteries, with THE SEVEN HILLS and its predecessor (see HANNIBAL¿S CHILDREN) is the Harry Turtledove of an alternate Roman Empire.--- Harriet Klausner