Read the Book Inspired by Total War: Rome II

total war romeThe next in Creative Assembly’s Total War(tm) series, Total War: Rome II is nearly upon us. Inspired the game, and written by bestselling Historical Fiction author David Gibbins, Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage aims to put a more human perspective on the rise of the Roman Empire depicted in the game. Full press release under the cut. 

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 Siege of Carthage.

Fabius’s 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?

Inspired by Total War: Rome II, the bestselling game, Destroy Carthage is the first in an epic series of novels. 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 that have sold over two million copies and are published in twenty-nine languages. He taught archaeology, ancient history and art history as a university lecturer, before turning to writing fiction full-time.

GS Reporter:  Matt

Source: Creative Assembly/Pan MacMillan

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  1. I can’t wait!

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