Power grabs

The Death of Caesar, Vincenzo Camuccini, 1798 (public domain)

In ancient Rome, grabbing power was the default way to become emperor. Even in the Republic, achieving consulship required some serious bribery and corruption, subverting the process, whipping up the emotions of the people with simplistic slogans and the like. Power rarely passed cleanly or without […]

RETALIO - the book trailer is here!

 

 

https://youtu.be/Mql2Mm3ytJc

Yes, the book trailer (with the exciting music) is now on YouTube.

Enjoy!

 

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO. The sixth, RETALIO, will be published on 27 April 2017. Audiobooks now available for the first four of the series

Get INCEPTIO, the series starter, […]

EXCERPT for Mother's Day: Aurelia and her daughter Marina

We should celebrate mothers every day, of course. Aurelia is fierce in her protection of Marina her only child; it’s her greatest strength and her greatest vulnerability… —— Caius smiled at me this time, but it didn’t reach his eyes. ‘Your mother’s right, you know. You have a duty to look after your rather, er, […]

Alternative history isn’t just about Nazis!

Yes, okay, The Man in the High Castle (original story by Philip K Dick, 1962) and SS-GB (Len Deighton, 1978) are the most prominent ‘what if’s at present. These stories grip our imaginations as the most horrific thing that could have happened to Western Europe/America in the recent history. Of course, Robert Harris’s Fatherland […]

Comparing Roma Nova with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

This is a treat from a reader in Luxembourg! How does Roma Nova measure up against the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg? Dylan Harris has kindly given me permission to reproduce his post  https://dylanharris.org/blog/2017/b8.shtml

Roma Nova is Alison Morton’s series of alternative history novels set in a surviving remnant of the Roman Empire, also called Roma Nova, […]

The audiobooks of INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO and AURELIA are out!

Yes, they’re here!

POWER  BETRAYAL  NEMESIS 

Meet Carina Mitela, 21st century Praetorian in Roma Nova, as she challenges all three. Meet Aurelia Mitela, her precursor – Praetorian, spy, mother and thief taker in the 1960s.

Transformation, deception, rebellion, vengeance, comradeship, duty and epic love stories in these adventures in a new Rome founded sixteen hundred years ago […]