A bit of promotion for a very good friend and her inspiring project:
today, at 18:45, Jenny started the crowd funding campaign for her illustrated novel Darkness Over Cannae, about one of the most famous and successful military maneuvers in history, the climactic large-scale confrontation following a series of battles fought between Roman armies and the Carthaginian invasion force lead by Hannibal Barca, at 2nd August, 216 BC, in Apulia, Italy: the prototype of an encirclement battle, in which inferior Carthaginian forces managed to destroy eight Roman legions, and almost bring the super-power of it’s time to it’s knees.
It’s a very empathetically and emotionally arranged combination of narrative text and hand-crafted illustrations, which re-tells the events of that one pivotal day from the very personal perspectives of seven people involved in the battle.
With friendly permissions of Jenny Dolfen
If you would like to help the first print edition of “Darkness Over Cannae” become reality, please visit her campaign, share and/or support it at