**** Rick Bayles‘ review Mar 19, 13 4 of 5 stars
This is an excellent debut novel from Alison Morton. Alternate History is a difficult genre to get right but this is bang on the money; Roma Nova is a brilliant creation, well thought out and well realised on the page – I found myself wishing it really existed, it would be such a great place to visit.The story itself is pacey with some nice twists and turns and the central characters have real personalities that keep you interested in them and the way they develop throughout the book. In particular I think this first book sets the series up well and I’m already looking forward to the next instalment. Highly recommended.
***** Mar 04, 2013 Tracy Timmy rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Everyone
This isn’t usually the type of book I would normally read, but I am most glad I did read it. Right from the beginning I was drawn in to the story and the characters. I was so engrossed in the book, I started it at 2pm Saturday afternoon and had finished it by midday next day!! The story is believable and with so much detail you can actually envisage it.
I’ve been looking for a book this gripping for a long time and looking forward to the next book immensely.
***** Paul‘s review Mar 01, 13 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this book, fast moving, unique and well thought through.. I read it in 3 days and I was away part of this time. A first novel but the start of a promising series. I was unsure what to expect but the description attracted me: I was not disappointed. Give it a go! So when is the next one coming out!