Some of my active viewers my be a little confused at my title, as although I am a dedicated travel blog I am currently only travelling America! The reason being- this is actually the name of a book (ROME-Destroy Carthage) that is a science fiction about an actual event. Yes, this is a book review! Although I am only a travel blog most of the time, reading is one of the things that I do most- therefor, I would like to share one of my favorite books so far. ROME-Destroy Carthage is inspired by Total War (feel free to check out the link provided), the creator of many Roman and Greek novels and games. Although not directly affiliated with this franchise, the author did write this book very similar to the real events that happened in the time in 146 BC.
The book is about the story of the Roman legionary and centurion, Petronius Secundus, along with his general, Scorpio Aemilianus, and his rise to power. The scene is set in the beginning of the book at a bloody battle against the Macedonians, disadvantaged not only by size but also in the fact that many of the soldiers had never seen real war- until now. That battle seals the fate of Alexander the Great’s Successors, to total war in North Africa and the siege of Carthage. Although Scorpios success brings pride, wealth, and respect, it also brings greed. At a time like this, even the closest allies can become bitter enemies. And then there is the dark horse, Julia, of the Ceasar family- in love with Scorpio but betrothed to his rival Paullus-who causes a vicious feud. Ultimately, for Scorpio, it will only come down to one thing- What is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome? The book is great, and the price tag is great as well. At only $8.99 at amazon and $6.99 at Barns & Noble, this is a well-worthwhile purchase! This is my honest opinion and I would highly recommend this book for historians and adventure-readers alike!
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