Historical fiction for those who liked I, Claudius and Tros of Samo thrace. The period is that of Hannibal and the Carthaginian Wars; the characters of our school days come to life. And against the relentless campaign of Hannibal for world supremacy three youths work out their destinies:- Marcus, the Roman; Seronic, the Gaul; Allucius, the Spaniard. Good adventure and the background of Rome, of Saguntum, of Carthage give a vivid picture of life in those far-off days. Written with gusto and swift imagery, one feels the vitality of the here and now, with the glamour of the past. A plus sale for teen age boys.