More seriously, I’m very pleased about this particular award as it’s one judged by readers.
Here are a few of the things they said:
“I had my mother read this series immediately – and recommended to my bestie who also loves Ancient Rome (despite this being modern day). This one is perhaps one of the most fast-paced in the series and full of military action and intrigue. Rape is implied but not written in detail. But you empathise with the female characters and hate the bad guys. The concept of an alternate universe is quite interesting and written with such detail, the reader easily believes this story to be true – Roma Nova a real country in today’s world. The author obviously did her research on military states and workings.”
“I thought the characters were very strong and engaging throughout the book.”
“The book is extremely well written, I hadn’t read the previous books in the series so I was wary, but I soon got into the story.”
“It was a page turner, I don’t usually read books on historical Rome, but I loved this with all the dark, gripping and political elements. The ending could of been better, but it is part of a continuing series!
I’ve already recommended to friends.”
“Quite a thriller and well written, I couldn’t put it down.”
Well, that was a brilliant start to the day! Thank you, Chill with a Book Awards and your organiser, Pauline Barclay.
Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO. The sixth, RETALIO, will be published in Spring 2017. Audiobooks now available for the first four of the series
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