Thank you, Douglas Jackson

No ruin in Roman Europe has been safe from me from the age of eleven. I’ve dragged members of my family along ancient cobbled roads, up towers and aqueducts and into theatres and arenas. But sharing this thirst/lust/obsession with similarly-minded is a joy.

I love being a Roman writer and being seen as one. I’ve talked concrete, ball-bearings, […]

Bookmuse gives RETALIO its seal of approval.

The esteemed Bookmuse site has reviewed RETALIO and I was so moved by it I almost cried. Their reviewer understands RETALIO and the Roma Nova books in her gut as well as her heart.

“A read so painfully pertinent you could almost wish it were true. If you haven’t come across this alternative history […]

AURELIA - Editor's Choice at the Historical Novel Society

High whoops as I discovered that AURELIA had been selected as an indie Editor’s Choice when this quarter’s Historical Novel Society’s reviews were released on 1 August.

To be chosen for an HNS review is the first step; not every book gets past this stage. To receive a good review from this well-respected society is wonderful. To be […]

Anna Reviews: PERFIDITAS by Alison Morton

Sometimes, somebody writes a review that knocks your socks off. Sometimes it’s about a book that YOU wrote. I submitted PERFIDITAS to ‘The Review‘. Read what happened…

Anna Reviews: Perfiditas by Alison Morton Review by Anna Belfrage

To write alternative history carries some likeness to writing fantasy, in that the world creation is a fundamental part of […]

The Historical Novel Society picks SUCCESSIO!

Well, this is exciting!

The Historical Novel Society indie review team has reviewed SUCCESSIO and given it a wonderful write-up. But the cream on the cake is that it has been awarded the accolade of “Editor’s choice”!

http://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/successio/

Not only is there that glory, but SUCCESSIO will automatically be longlisted for the HNS Indie Award […]

What the Historical Novel Society says about PERFIDITAS

Well, PERFIDITAS made it to the HNS Indie Reviews Editor’s Choice Shortlist which was rather thrilling. I’m so pleased that the HNS includes alternate history in its remit – it just shows what an ecumenical and friendly society it is.

So what did they say about PERFIDITAS?

PERFIDITAS (Roma Nova) By Alison Morton

“Not strictly an historical […]