DAVID GIBBINS is the New York Times bestselling author of seven previous historical adventure novels that have sold almost three million copies and are published in thirty languages. After taking a PhD at Cambridge University, he spent almost a decade teaching archaeology, ancient history and art history as an academic in England, before giving up teaching to write fiction full-time. He is a passionate diver and has led numerous underwater archaeology expeditions, some of which have resulted in extraordinary discoveries of ancient shipwrecks and prehistoric artifacts. David divides his time between England and Canada, where he does most of his writing.
"Gibbins delivers the last battle in superb scenes of the horrid surprises of war... 'Carthage must be destroyed' is the endgame of this novel, but the road to that Roman victory is the true reading enjoyment." --Kirkus "One of the best historical novels of the year. Gibbins has done a stunning job piercing together various historical sources to create an extraordinary tale of Scipio and his role in the siege of Carthage. A tale based in actual history. As such, I would recommend Destroy Carthage not only to fans of the computer game series but to anyone willing to discover that past is sometimes much more excited than fantasy." --upcoming4.me "The novel manages to capture the true spirit of the Total War series and gives anyone with even a passing interest in Roman history a tempting taste of what scholars imagine that life was like during the rise of the Roman Empire. Destroy Carthage is certainly one of the more convincing and entertaining attempts at companion fiction I've seen and could even entice readers to pick up the Total War: Rome II game to see if they could match - or better - Scipio's achievements." --Geek chocolate "Perhaps the most impressive element of Destroy Carthage is that it finds such a large thread of history that's so accurately able to parallel the action of the game.... the book is, by and large, a political thriller.... It also shows Gibbins' attention to detail--he paints a vivid picture of what ancient Roman life would've been like circa the second century B.C.... If you enjoy immersing yourself in a historical time period and learning a bit about long-extinct cultures--or find yourself obsessed with the corresponding game and need something else to help augment your experience--this is a solid read that's definitely worth your time." --Electronic Gaming Monthly