Aurelia

Aurelia

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Late 1960s Roma Nova, the last Roman colony that has survived into the 20th centuryAurelia Mitela is alone - her partner gone, her child sickly and her mother dead - and forced to give up her beloved career as a Praetorian officer. But her country needs her unique skills. Somebody is smuggling silver - Roma Nova's lifeblood - on an industrial scale. Sent to Berlin to investigate, she encounters the mysterious and attractive Miklos who knows too much and Caius Tellus, a Roma Novan she has despised and feared since childhood.Barely escaping a trap set by a gang boss intent on terminating her, she discovers that her old enemy is at the heart of all her troubles and pursues him back home to Roma Nova...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 270 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15mm | 345g
  • SilverWood Books Ltd
  • Bristol, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1781323836
  • 9781781323830

Review quote

"Morton raises the bar on her Roma Nova series with a thrilling and intriguing history of what might have been. Effortlessly weaving fact and speculative fiction, AURELIA explores a 1960s that is at once familiar and and utterly different - a brilliant page turner that will keep you gripped from first page to last. Highly recommended." - Russell Whitfield, author of the Gladiatrix series; 'What if the Roman Empire hadn't fallen? Alison Morton handles this intriguing premise with her customary panache in AURELIA.' - Ruth Downie, author of the Ruso Medicus series; "Yet again, Ms Morton delivers a fast-paced story set in a world slightly - but fundamentally - different from our own. Roma Nova as a country does not exist - not really - but Ms Morton paints this alternate world of hers with such colours, such details, that by the time the book has ended it comes as a surprise to return to a world without Roma Nova, without strong, impressive women like Aurelia Mitela. I am already looking forward to the next instalment - in fact, I crave a next instalment!" - Anna Belfrage, author of The Graham Saga; "Meticulously researched. Wonderfully imagined. Alison Morton's Roma Nova will stay with you long after you have closed the pages." - Liesel Schwarz, author of Chronicles of Light and Shadow; "Brilliant! Alison Morton's alternative world of Roma Nova - a feisty soldier heroine plunged into the depths of criminal conspiracy, and mind-blowing action all the way to the tense finale. Aurelia is a fabulous read." - David Ebsworth, Historical Novel Society award-winning authorshow more

About Alison Morton

Even before she pulled on her first set of combats, it had never occurred to Alison Morton that women couldn't serve their country in the armed forces. She joined a special communications regiment and left as a captain, having done all sorts of interesting and exciting things she can't talk about.Walking on 1st century mosaics at Ampurias (Spain) created by the complex, power and value-driven Roman civilisation made her wonder what a modern Roman society would be like if run by strong women, possibly military women.The Roma Nova alternate history thrillers are the result.Find out more at www.alison-morton.com, follow her on Twitter @alison_morton and sign up to Alison's newsletter www.alison-morton.com/contact/newsletter/show more

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42 ratings
4.5 out of 5 stars
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4 29% (12)
3 7% (3)
2 2% (1)
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