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Alison Morton writes award-winning thrillers featuring tough, but compassionate heroines. She blends her deep love of France and Ancient Rome with six years’ military service and a life of reading crime, historical, adventure and thriller fiction.

"Grips like a vice - a writer to watch out for" says crime thriller writer Adrian Magson about Roma Nova series starter INCEPTIO. All six full-length Roma Nova thrillers have won the BRAG Medallion, the prestigious award for indie fiction. SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO were selected as Historical Novel Society’s Indie Editor’s Choices. AURELIA was a finalist in the 2016 HNS Indie Award. The Bookseller selected SUCCESSIO as Editor’s Choice in its inaugural indie review.

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I'm planning to research this later this year. I'm writing a novella at present about Carina and hope to put a series of short stories together for this coming winter, then it's back to AD 395. Actually, it will be AD 375 when Lucius Apulius and Julia Bacausa meet... (less)
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Inceptio (Roma Nova #1)

3.92 avg rating — 346 ratings — published 2013 — 10 editions
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Perfiditas (Roma Nova #2)

4.19 avg rating — 120 ratings — published 2013 — 7 editions
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Successio (Roma Nova #3)

4.32 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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Aurelia (Roma Nova #4)

4.51 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 2015 — 4 editions
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Double Identity

4.36 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2021 — 2 editions
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Nexus (Roma Nova #4.5)

4.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2019
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Carina (Roma Nova #1.5)

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Roma Nova Extra (Roma Nova #7)

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Insurrectio (Roma Nova #5)

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Conquest, occupation, resistance, liberation

Seeing this title, many people immediately think of the Second World War in Europe – the fall of France in 1940, the harsh German occupation, the bravery of the resistance and the Allied liberation in 1944/45. In the Far East, it was as brutal, but in a different context. Life under occupation for most people range from difficult to lethal, but it was characterised by deprivation, impoverishment a

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