Total War: Rome II Gets a Tie-in Novel

By Giuseppe Nelva

May 20, 2013

Sega is really pulling out all the stops to promote Total War: Rome II. Today they announced that a full-fledged tie-in novel titled Total War Rome: Destroy Carthage is going to be released on September the 3rd.

The book is written by David Gibbins (that isn’t exactly a newbie on Roman history, as he’s an underwater archaeologist and not just a novelist) and will cost $25.99 for 400 pages.

Here’s the official blurb:
Carthage, 146 BC. This is the story of Fabius Petronius Secundus – Roman legionary and centurion – and his rise to power: from his first battle against the Macedonians, that seals the fate of Alexander the Great’s Empire, to total war in North Africa and the Siege of Carthage. Fabius’s success brings him admiration and respect, but also attracts greed and jealousy – the closest allies can become the bitterest of enemies. And then there is Julia, of the Caesar family – a dark horse in love with both Fabius and his rival Paullus – who causes a vicious feud.

Ultimately for Fabius, it will come down to one question: how much is he prepared to sacrifice for his vision of Rome?

You can check out a trailer teasing the novel just below:

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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