In the Ancient World, Carthage alone had the might to withstand Rome. Hannibal, the most infamous, the most brilliant, and the most feared of her generals, was hated by the Romans for centuries after he died. Of all her rivals, Hannibal came closest to annihilating Rome.
Victory after incredible victory marked his route through Italy. Allied to Rome's enemies, subverting her vassals, and nearly bankrupting the city itself, Hannibal managed to maintain a mercenary army in Italy for almost 20 years. Now, he tells his own story, a story of love, strife, adventure... and ultimately of war.