news\ May 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Destroy Carthage is the first novel for Total War: ROME 2


Coming this September, alongside the release of Total War: ROME 2, is the first novel of a Total War inspired series – Destroy Carthage. Written by the bestselling author David Gibbins in collaboration with Creative Assembly, the novel looks to offer authentic and historically accurate fiction. Through the character Fabius Petronius Secundus, a Roman legionary and centurion, readers will journey through the battle and war with the Macedonia and Carthage.

“The Total War game series is all about conquering your own personal version of history, in a world we make as authentic to the period as possible,” Rob Bartholomew, Brand Director at Creative Assembly commented.  “David’s novel is a fantastic opportunity to further indulge in the kind of what-if story-telling our players enjoy.”

“It’s been hugely exciting for me to work on this novel.” David Gibbins, bestselling author commented. “The story of Rome’s struggle with Carthage is truly a story of total war, of a conflict spread over more than a century, in which annihilation of one side was the only possible outcome. It’s been fascinating for me to reimagine the lead-up to the destruction of Carthage in 146 BC through the eyes of a fictional legionary, Fabius. The story has been very close to my own work as an archaeologist at Carthage itself – it’s fantastic to be that close to real history, and that’s what makes my novels come alive for me.”

Destroy Carthage is the first of a four part novel series. So come September, if you need some down time from dominating Europe, why not pick up a book and put the tactics to rest for a spell? Most likely this will be the first and last conflict between Rome and Carthage.


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