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Roma Nova Extra

(Roma Nova #7)

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Suppose Roma Nova, the last remnant of the old Roman Empire, had struggled through to the 21st century – a tough little country with tough, resourceful people?

Apulius, a young tribune sent to a backwater in 370 AD for having the wrong religion, encounters the fiery Julia.

What does his lonely descendant, Silvi
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Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published April 2019 by Pulcheria Press
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Kathryn Gauci
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The world of Roma Nova comes alive in this wonderful compilation of short stories. It takes an exceptional author to combine the ancient world, in this case - Rome - and the modern, into a cohesive and believable story set in the modern era, but Morton achieves this brilliantly. One reason I believe she does this so well, is that she really knows Roman history, not only it's military might, but the arts and social structure in general. Combined with this knowledge and exceptional writing, and th ...more
Christina
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful collection of vignettes that give the reader the chance to continue to immerse themselves in the world of Roma Nova. There are some fascinating insights into the past of this country, its history, and the characters of the main families through the ages, giving background details and additional information. Although I admit I don't normally like short stories much, I thoroughly enjoyed these. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who has read some or all of the Roma Nova ...more
Helen Hollick
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the reasons I am enthralled with the Roma Nova series (aside from the skilfully written plots, excellent writing and professional standard of production) is the concept of the whole thing.
For Roma Nova Extra we meet some new characters – those from the past – and some familiar ones from the twentieth and twenty-first century setting of the main series of novels. The stories are short, I’d say a train journey to work or one story at bedtime length, but they are intended as quick glimpses
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Paul Bennett
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As a disclaimer, I must issue this warning. After reading Roma Nova Extra, you may experience some side effects; such as, the overriding compulsion to reread the Roma Nova series. Oh yes, my peeps and fellow travelers, this collection of short stories is that compelling.

I have always found history to be more than just interesting, even if it’s the history of an alternative/fictional world, and in this volume of stories, the author fills in some gaps, provides insight as to how Roma Nova came int
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Nicky Moxey
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyable

I expected nothing less, but each of these stories both kept me enthralled, and fleshed out the Roma Nova universe. More, please!
Norma
"There is no such thing as can't, only won't."
Alison Morton's re-imagining of history to a world where the old Roman empire did not completely die out but instead continued into the present day as a small but powerful break away state in Europe, is always a pleasure to read. Her characters burst with energy and life and the stories are imaginative and exciting. These might be modern day Romans but they lack none of the spirit of their creative and military predecessors. Each book in the series
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Jim Dee
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This is a collection of Roma Nova short stories for those of us who have go5 hooked on Alison Morton’s world and characters. I devoured this during a flight across the Atlantic - I can’t think of a better way to pas the time!
Juliet Smith
In which the reader struggles to articulate how much she enjoyed this short story collection. Julia is a badass who gives up everything to be with the man she loves, Silvia's budding feelings for the Italian architect were cute, I found myself shipping Allegra and her guy really hard, and I loved the whole Conrad and Carina go on a whacky Roman holiday.

Shomeret
The origins of Alison Morton's Roma Nova go back to ancient times. I'd been hoping that she would one day reveal the details of Roma Nova's founding. She has chosen to deal with how Roma Nova was established in the format of short stories within an anthology that spans Roma Nova's history called Roma Nova Extra. I can't say that the entire history of Roma Nova is covered in this collection. There could conceivably be Roma Nova stories set in the Renaissance or the 18th and 19th centuries, but fo ...more
Jo Barton
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There's something quite intriguing about reading a set of short stories which have links to a book series which has really captured my imagination. Roma Nova Extra does all that is good in short story writing, which is to share enough information so that new readers can be lured in and encouraged to find out more, whilst at the same time allowing those who are familiar with the novels, to find something new to enjoy.

There is no doubt that this author has made the complicated world of Roma Nova
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Eileen Iciek
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This enjoyable collection of short stories round out so much of the Roma Nova alternate world - going back to its origins in the 4th century and into the near future. The author's fascinating characters pull you into their situations so much that you don't want to put the book down. All of the stories were great, from the first one about Lucius Apulius and the founding of Roma Nova, to the romantic end with Allegra and Macro. Like all of the Roma Nova books, it was fun from the first page. Highl ...more
Angelica Bentley
Having read all seven books comprising the Roma Nova saga, I was very curious about this collection of “side stories” focusing on characters featured or mentioned in the main books. I was delighted to lose myself in these juicy slices of historical intrigue. Of the eight short stories, three are set at crucial points in the past, pre-dating the events of the series, and the last five fit into the existing storyline, slotting in at various points and featuring familiar faces, as well as new ones. ...more
Caroline
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m a huge Roma nova fan so I’m sad to have read this as it’s currently the last in the series - here’s hoping for more to come - this is one for the fans with stories spanning the centuries and adding more depth to the character arcs all the stories are fabulous, a huge 5* read from me
A.J.
Great addition to the ROMA NOVA series -- fills in some gaps, adds more depth and dimension to several characters, and each story is a well-written stand-alone tale. Enjoy!
Alison
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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This is the perfect companion volume to The Roma Nova series. But even if you'd not read one of these alternative history books, you'd enjoy this as a standalone.

A selection of short stories which go off at a tangent from the novels, or fill in some of the gaps. Each has its own identity, characters and narrative arc, while nestling comfortably under the overarching premise of a Roman empire that never died, but run by men and women as equals.


The stories are divided into two sections - Glimpses
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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
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