‘The second fall of Rome?’
Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and imperial councillor in Roma Nova, scoffs at her intelligence chief when he throws a red file on her desk.
But 1980s Roma Nova, the last province of the Roman Empire that has survived into the twentieth century, has problems – a ruler frightened of governing, a centuries-old bureaucracy creaking for reform and, worst of all, a rising nationalist movement with a charismatic leader.
Horrified when her daughter is brutally attacked in a demonstration turned riot, Aurelia tries to rally resistance to the growing fear and instability. But it may already be too late to save Roma Nova from meltdown and herself from entrapment and destruction by her lifelong enemy.…
Thus starts the story of Aurelia Mitela’s part in the Great Rebellion that characters like Conrad, Imperatrix Silvia and Aurelia herself refer to in the first three Roma Nova books, INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS and SUCCESSIO. And if you’ve read AURELIA, you’ll know the background that’s been boiling away since the late 1960s…
‘Insurrectio’ in Latin means ‘rebellion’ and is where we get our word ‘insurrection’ from, but it doesn’t quite have the same meaning as rebellion. INSURRECTIO sounds hard and dramatic. You’ll see what I mean when you read it! 😉
Endorsers include Conn Iggulden, Douglas Jackson, Elisabeth Storrs and E M Powell.
Launch date is 12 April 2016 at the London Book Fair 4.30-6.30 pm. If you’re visiting the London Book Fair on the 12th, do let me know and I’ll send you an invitation.
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