The Seven Hills (Hannibal's Children series, #2)

The Seven Hills (Hannibal's Children series, #2)

by John Maddox Roberts

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Sequel to HANNIBAL'S CHILDREN, this alternate history follows Marcus Scipio, a brilliant young Roman from one of the oldest patrician families, and Titus Norbanus, the ambitious son of a "new" Roman family from Gaul, whose skillfully-orchestrated battles are earning him fame and infamy -- depending whose side you're on -- in the Senate and among the Roman people.

Set over a hundred years after Hannibal defeated Rome in the Second Punic War, the exiled Romans have returned to Italy and retaken their beloved city of the seven hills. But Rome will never feel safe until Carthage is destroyed. While Norbanus, who fancies himself a new Alexander the Great, expands the Roman Empire and defeats enemies, young Scipio in Alexandria, with the backing of the Egyptian queen, invites "philosophers" with scientific and engineering skills to the Alexandrian Library's school to create new inventions, from submarines to telescopes to flying machines, that will transform warfare -- and the world. Sequel to the novel Library Journal called "a well-researched and vivid alternate history of the rivalry between Rome and Carthage."

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014275156
Publisher: Spectrum Literary Agency, Inc.
Publication date: 03/21/2012
Series: Hannibal's Children Series , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 465,939
File size: 450 KB

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Roman empire, Rome, Carthage, Hannibal, Hannibal's Children, alternate history, SPQR, punic wars, john maddox roberts

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The Seven Hills 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
This was incredibly easy to read, less sophisticated in style than it is in ideas - and, oh, the ideas! I have my doubts as to whether this could have played out in any way remotely like this had history gone differently, but it was a treat even so. Still, the first in the series was far more interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has to have a sequil. It is too good to leave hanging!
Guest More than 1 year ago
In an alternate universe, Hannibal defeated Rome and allowed the people of Rome to go into exile in the far north. The Romans spent over a century carving out a new empire among the Gauls and Germans. Then they marched south into Italy to reclaim their lost lands and city. In The Seven Hills, the adventure continues with battles and political intrigue to burn. As the reentry of the Romans into the civilized world shakes the Earth, a myriad of players, Roman and others, plot to position themselves to their advantage. A well worth read.
harstan More than 1 year ago
On an alternate earth, Hannibal gave the Romans a chance to surrender and go into exile or he would destroy the city. Most chose exile traveling beyond the Alps to create a new empire, Rome Norricum. They conquered the Gaul, Franks, and Germans; and over a century later they took back Rome.--- The Romans control all of mainland Italy and look forward to regaining Sicily from Shofet Hamilcar, a descendent of Hannibal the Great of Carthage. Marcus Scipio has placed Queen Selene in power and formed an alliance with Egypt. However, Titus Norbanus and his four legions make other alliances, conquers new territories that once belonged to Rome, and has earned the loyalty of his troops. He plans to destroy Carthage and use the victory to become the ruler of the neo Roman Empire. Only Marcus and perhaps Carthage stand in the way of this upstart achieving his ambition.--- This is a fantastic sequel that returns Rome to the power that she had lost. Readers obtain a lucid picture of what the senators think of the unfolding political and military events and how they regard the two competitors Marcus vs. Titus. John Maddox Roberts, writer of the terrific SPQR Ancient Rome mysteries, with THE SEVEN HILLS and its predecessor (see HANNIBAL¿S CHILDREN) is the Harry Turtledove of an alternate Roman Empire.--- Harriet Klausner