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Alison Morton writes the award-winning Roma Nova thriller series – "intelligent adventure thrillers with heart.". She blends her deep love of Roman history with six years’ military service and a life of reading crime, adventure and thriller fiction. On the way, she collected an MA History.

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.
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Inceptio (Roma Nova #1)

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Persecuting the Pagans

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Probably because of various Hollywood films, it’s “general knowledge” that those nasty Romans spent all their time killing Christians.


Well, no…


Romans, for the most part, were tolerant in matters of religious belief and allowed countless religious sects, cults, saviours, and redeemers to proselytise without restrictions. Most often, the local gods were integ

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