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Even before she pulled on her first set of combats, Alison Morton was fascinated by the idea of women soldiers. After six years in a special communications regiment, she left as a captain, having done all sorts of interesting and exciting things she can't talk about, even now…

The mosaics at Ampurias (Spain) and their creation by the complex, power and value-driven Roman civilisation made her wonder what a modern Roman society would be like if run by strong women.

Now, she writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with tough heroines, tends a Roman herb garden and drinks wine with her husband of 30 years. Sign up to Alison's newsletter for a FREE ebook of series starter INCEPTIO: http://eepurl.com/ckNeFL

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Alison Morton Ha! Have you been reading my mind, Michele?
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Ha! Have you been reading my mind, Michele?
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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There are elements from my own life in the military scenes, but I can't really comment further.
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Inceptio (Roma Nova #1)

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Perfiditas (Roma Nova #2)

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Successio (Roma Nova #3)

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Lutetia, Roman Paris

Written in homage to the city and people of Paris the day after the destructive fire at Notre Dame de Paris cathedral on 15 April 2019. (Reconstruction donation details at the end)

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The Roman city of Lutetia (also Lutetia Parisiorum or Lutèce in French) was the predecessor of present-day Paris, but nobody’s entirely sure where that name...

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Inceptio by Alison Morton
"“A must-read for fans of Manda Scott and Kate Mosse” – Lisa Redmond, Madwoman in the Attic blog
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From the first scene with Juliana, the slave captive, to the final chapter, this story of Constantine’s rise to power is truly engaging. Like all Roman fiction, and especially during the later period, the research is never easy, but the author paints ...more
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Quite how deftly Jean Gill draws us into this twelfth century story with such ease is a mystery. No, actually, it’s because her writing is so good that you don’t notice it. You are snuggling in the warmth of Nici’s fur, playing with the lively pups a ...more
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