(From the publisher):
There is more to Hannibal than elephants and the Alps. The struggle between Rome and Carthage was at first a struggle for empire, and afterwards for existence on the part of Carthage. Hannibal defeated the Romans at Trebia, Lake Trasimenus, and Cannae, and all but took Rome.
Malchus, Hannibal's cousin, witnesses the political corruption which typified Carthage in its decline. As political parties fight among themselves for supremacy, young Malchus begins to question the usefulness of fighting for a debased civil government.
Original title: The Young Carthaginian: A Story of the Times of Hannibal
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction→ Europe→ Ancient World