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Early 1980s Vienna. Recovering from a near fatal shooting, Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and former foreign minister of Roma Nova, chafes at her enforced exile. She barely escaped from her nemesis, the charming and amoral Caius Tellus who grabbed power in Roma Nova, the only part of the Roman Empire to survive in
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published February 2019 by Pulcheria Press
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Nicky Moxey
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another tour de force from Alison Morton - the 6th book in the Roma Nova series is again a nail-biting read, with the stakes being the destruction of the whole Roma Nova political setup. Heroine Aurelia is in exile, and has to gather support and defeat the dastardly Caius, or see everything she loves and has helped to build, lost. If this is the first Roma Nova book you've read - go and get the others; you won't regret it!
When author Alison Morton sent me Retalio, the last book of the Aurelia trilogy, I thought I would have no problem reading and reviewing it in a timely manner. This past week has been infernally busy, so it took me far longer to read Retalio than I expected. Yet it was so suspenseful that I hated having to set my Kindle down.

When I read about the condition of Roma Nova under the rule of fascist dictator Caius Tellus in an alternate version of the 1980's, I was reminded of accounts dealing with K
Elizabeth Ducie
Aurelia Mitela is in exile, recovering from a near-fatal shooting, and heartbroken at the thought of Caius Tellus sitting in the Golden Palace ruling over a country taken with violence and ruled to breaking point. Can she and her allies, including teenage imperatrix, Silvia and Aurelia's Hungarian partner, Miklas, find a way to retake Roma Nova and restore the peace of the former regime?

Retalio is the book I've been waiting for since the day I first read about Roma Nova. It's the sixth in the se
Debbie Young
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now's the perfect time to read this politically charged alternative history...

i read this book around the time of the French and British national elections, when, coinciding with the age of President Trump, my political sensitivities were much sharper than usual. It was a timely reminder of the horrors of what can happen and how fast when a populist, egomaniacal dictator supplants a humane democracy. But it's also an inspiring and spirited story of resistance and rebellion.

I don't know whether t
Rosie Amber
Retalio is book #6 in the Roma Nova series. Once again the book is set around the 1980s in a fictional Roman Empire existing in an alpine setting.

Aurelia Mitela, ex-Foreign Minister, is currently exiled in New Austria. Accused of betrayal and collaboration by fellow exiles because of a clever twist of facts by revolutionary Caius Tellus, Aurelia is isolated. Caius plans to completely destroy the old order and the rule of the twelve families, replacing the female dominated nation with one where m
Paul Bennett
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A vile almost inhuman character; a combination of Augustus's intelligence and the brutal madness of Caligula has overthrown the legal government of Roma Nova and replaced it with a distinctly male dominated presence. Forced to flee for their lives, many of the Roma Novans; including the indomitable Aurelia and the young Imperatrix, Silvia, begin the long, slow process of reclaiming their homeland. Throughout this alternative history series I have been fascinated by the author's ability to conjur ...more
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Retalio by Alison Morton has received a Chill with a Book Readers' Award.

"A unique and thoroughly thought out alternative Roman history concept, which combined with a good plot makes this book an absorbing read."

"A taut action drama ranging over politics, military and espionage, set in a plausible Roman society that has survived to the late 20th Century."

Pauline Barclay
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Helen Hollick
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has received a Discovering Diamonds Review:
"A fantastic concept, skilfully written, utterly believable and one of my favourite books of the year." so says our #DDRevs reviewer - and I couldn't have put it better myself!
Ms Morton is a fantastic writer, who produces engrossing stories and a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining series.

Helen Hollick
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A read so painfully pertinent you could almost wish it were true. If you haven’t come across this alternative history series yet, I almost envy you. This is Roma Nova, what could have happened if the remnants of Roman empire was run by women.

But Roma Nova is now in trouble. One deceitful, vain and amoral man - Caius Tellus - has taken power and intends to ‘restore order’. In making Roma Nova great again, he reverses all the progress of decades and brings the land to its knees, driving a wedge be
M.M. Strawberry Library & Reviews
After the pulse-pounding action in INSURRECTIO, I was all pumped to start RETALIO, and it was just as bloody fantastic as I had expected. After escaping the tyranny of Caius Tellus (along other icky things) Aurelia has to fight to free her beloved motherland from the patriarchal assholes. Here we go, kiddies!

There's plenty to deal with on all fronts. Now that he is in power, Caius certainly flexes his new-found power in ways that just further confirm how much of a jackass he is. When Aurelia sne
Juliet Smith
Alison Morton has shown that her writing has improved by leaps and bounds since her first book. It was interesting to see the challenges of living in exile, and how the Roma Novans go about taking back their country from Caius. In addition, it was nice to get a glimpse of Carina, who is the heroine of the first three books. We also finally got the resolution for the mysteries of book four and book five. I'm excited for the novella about Carina and the series about the founding of Roma Nova.
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We are proud to announce that RETALIO (Roma Nova Thriller Series Book 6) by Alison Morton is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Angelica Bentley
Book Six of the Roma Nova series ramps up the action to screaming point and doesn't let up until the final chapter. Aurelia, head of the Mitela clan, and leader of the Twelve Families, is recovering in Vienna from the latest attack from Caius Tellus, her lifelong nemesis. Shot and left to bleed to death, she was saved by one of his enemy's agents, but her condition is critical. She is physically broken, but determined to survive. Her companion Miklós, the love of her life, offers protection and ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another 5* read from Alison Morton this one wraps up aurelias story really well, I’m feeling a little sad that this is the end of the series hopefully there will be more to come
David Baird
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We are back with Aurelia Mitela in a world where Rome didn't fall completely and women have a much more prominent role in society. Not everyone is happy with this power divide..none more so than Caius Tellus.. a horrible worm of a man..

To truly understand the buildup to this novel you need to have read the previous two novels AURELIA and Insurrectio.

The government of Roma Nova has been overthrown and Aurelia is duty bound to help put things right..her people are being treated badly, many have di
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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 m

Other books in the series

Roma Nova (7 books)
  • Inceptio (Roma Nova #1)
  • Perfiditas (Roma Nova #2)
  • Successio (Roma Nova #3)
  • Aurelia (Roma Nova #4)
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