This book is a historical fiction account of the critical period of Roman history between 218 and 146 B.C., encompassing the Second and Third Punic Wars. It is narrated by three fictional Characters who lived through this era. The first, Lucius, is a cavalry soldier who fights in Spain and Africa under Scipio. The second is Enneus, a cavalry soldier captured at the Battle of Trasimene and sold into slavery in Greece. The third is Enneus’ son, Ectorius, who witnesses the destruction of Carthage in 149 B.C.