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A 'Roman nut' since age 11, walking on the mosaics in Ampurias, Spain triggered her wondering what a Roman society run by women would be like.

Playing around with words much of her life, including as a local magazine editor and professional translator, she fixed this idea into novels in reaction to a dire film:
'I could do better that that,' she whispered in the darkened cinema.
'So why don't you?' replied her other half.
INCEPTIO was published March 2013, shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award and awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion. In January 2014, INCEPTIO reached #1 in Amazon's Alternate History list and #2 in Historical Thrillers. The sequel, PERFIDITAS, was published in October 2013 and third, SUCCESSIO, is out June 2014....more


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Average rating: 4.25 · 140 ratings · 71 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Inceptio (Roma Nova, #1)
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Perfiditas (Roma Nova, #2)
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SUCCESSIO (Roma Nova #3)
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Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers, INCEPTIO, and PERFIDITAS. Third in series, SUCCESSIO, is now out.


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Hi, I have three books out so far in the Roma Nova alternate history thrillers featuring strong heroines. At present, I'm looking for reviews...more
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Inceptio by Alison Morton
" A well written, fast paced thriller with a strong lead character, Karen Brown, who is plunged into a terrifying ordeal when she becomes the victim of a vendetta. The tension builds quickly and I found myself drawn into Karen's story, keen to know... " Read more of this review »
Inceptio by Alison Morton
" A truly fresh, original book. I read it in one sitting and then came back to read it again in more detail. The characters are believable,multidimensional people, the situations believable (even in the context of AH), the writing tight and the acti... " Read more of this review »
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" Another superb offering from Antoine Vanner. Dawlish yet again finds himself operating on the edge - away from the support of the Navy and with full knowledge that he will be disowned should be fail.

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