HANNIBAL SERIES by Ben Kane
HANNIBAL: ENEMY OF ROME
The great Carthaginian general, Hannibal, has never forgotten the defeat and humiliation of his people by Rome. Now he plans his revenge and the destruction of the old enemy. While Hannibal prepares for war, Hanno, the son of one of his most trusted military commanders goes out fishing with Suni, his best friend ― and is washed out to sea. Captured by pirates, transported to an Italian slave market, one of the boys is sold as a gladiator, the other as a field slave. Both believe that they will never see home or family again.
Against all probability, Hanno strikes up a relationship with Quintus and Aurelia, his Roman master’s children. But trouble is never far away. As the Second Punic War begins, pulling the world into chaos, Hanno’s life is threatened by a cruel overseer, while his friend battles to survive as a gladiator. The destiny of all four young people ― Roman and Carthaginian ― is to be an extraordinary one. So too is that of their families. The devastating war unleashed upon Rome by Hannibal will change all of their lives ― and history ― forever.
HANNIBAL: THE PATROL
WINTER 218 BC
In Cisalpine Gaul, a Carthaginian patrol is moving stealthily through thick woodland.
It’s led by Hanno, one of Hannibal’s young officers, and his second-in-command Mutt.
Famished and cold, they are making for a town full of the grain that they desperately need.
But the local Gauls cannot be trusted; and although defeated, the Romans still have patrols in the area.
With peril on every side and a deadly ambush ahead, there is no certainty that either Hanno or Mutt will survive …
HANNIBAL: FIELDS OF BLOOD
Hannibal’s campaign to defeat Rome continues as he marches south to confront his enemy.
With him is a young soldier, Hanno. Like his general, Hanno burns to vanquish Rome. Never has the possibility seemed so likely.
But a stealthy game of cat and mouse is being played as Rome’s generals seek to avoid confrontation.
Eventually the two armies meet under a fierce summer sun. The place Cannae – the fields of blood.
The battle will go down in history as one of the bloodiest ever fought, a battle in which Hanno knows he must fight as never before – just to stay alive.