Author(s): David Gibbins
How far would you go for Rome? Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus - Roman legionary and centurion - and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great's Empire, to total war in North Africa and the Seige of Carthage. Fabius' success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed and jealousy - the closest allies can become the bitterest of enemies. And then there is Julia, of the Caesar family - a dark horse in love with both Fabius and his rival Paullus - who causes a vicious feud. Ultimately for Fabius, it will come down to one question: how much is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome? Based on Total War: Rome II, the bestselling game, Destroy Carthage is the first in an epic series of novels. It is not only the tale of one man's fate, but is also a journey to the core of Roman times, through the world of extraordinary military tactics and political intrigue that Rome's warriors and citizens used to cheat death.
David Gibbins is the author of seven previous historical adventure novels, including the international bestseller, Atlantis. After holding a Research Fellowship at Cambridge, he spent almost a decade teaching archaeology, ancient history and art history as a university lecturer in England, before giving up teaching to write fiction full-time. He is a passionate diver and has led numerous expeditions, some of which resulted in extraordinary discoveries of ten-thousand-year-old artefacts. David divides his time between England and Canada, where he does most of his writing.