Honoria's Battle – A Roma Novan at the Battle of Vienna

 

A new Roma Nova short story set in the 17th century. What was Roma Nova’s role in the Battle of Vienna, the desperate fight to stop the last Ottoman advance into Europe? And who led the Roma Novan legionaries? Read on…

Midnight, 12 September 1683, at the gates of Vienna

‘How many dead, […]

Surprise and pleasure at a woman leading the action

Not, not me in ‘combat bookseller’ mode! But…

Last weekend, I attended a marché de Noël – Christmas fair – near where I live in southwest France. I chatted with local English friends, met real ones who had only been Facebook friends until then and made new ones. I had a fascinating discussion about Romans […]

You have to know history before you can 'alternate' it

Roma Novan heroines, ancient and modern

To write alternative history with authenticity, it’s helpful to be as well-versed and researched as an author writing a more conventional historical novel.

Let me unpick that… Alternate (or alternative) history is based on the premise that the standard timeline diverged at a certain point and followed […]