This epic story sweeps across the battlefields of Europe and Africa in a riveting tale of love and war, alliance and betrayal, political machinations and intrigue, bringing history to life with unforgettable grandeur.
Hannibal, the fearsome champion of Carthage, has been marauding throughout Roman territory behind his trained war elephants for years. Scipio, a handsome young Roman general driven by a desire to avenge his father’s death at Carthaginian hands, takes up the fight against Hannibal’s brother, Hasdrubal, in Spain. He sweeps the Carthaginians from the field with dramatic new tactics.
When the Romans seize Hasdrubal’s harem, Scipio takes the finest woman to his own quarters. The stunning Vibiana, however, turns out to be no mere harem girl – she is Hannibal’s own niece! Scipio soon finds himself bewitched by Vibiana’s charm and beauty, which could well be his undoing.
Scipio develops a plan to bring the war back to Carthage, despite plots brewing against him within his own Roman Senate. While Scipio makes treaties with African kings and executes innovative strategies on the battlefield, his love for Hannibal’s niece will come to drive his decisions in ways that shock those closest to him and threaten to rock the foundations of Roman society.