Inceptio : The first Carina Mitela adventure

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"It's about Roman blood, survival and money. Mostly yours."

In an alternative New York, Karen Brown is running for her life. She makes a snap decision to flee to Roma Nova - her dead mother's homeland, the last remnant of the Roman Empire in the 21st century. But can Karen tough it out in such an alien culture? And with a crazy killer determined to terminate her for a very personal reason?

Stifled by the protective cocoon of her Roma Novan family, deceived by her new lover, she propels herself into a dangerous mission. But then the killer sets a trap - she must sacrifice herself for another - and she sees no escape.

A thriller laced with romance and coming of age, this first in series is Roman fiction brought into the 21st century through the lens of alternative history and driven by a female protagonist with heart and courage.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 390 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 25mm | 640g
  • English
  • 10th Anniversary ed.
  • 9791097310363
  • 14,924

Review quote

"Brilliantly plotted original story, grippingly told and cleverly combining the historical with the futuristic. It's a real edge-of-the-seat read, genuinely hard to put down." - Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster

"Alison Morton's skill as a writer is superb" - Historical Novel Society

"I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller" - Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller (Editor's Choice)

"AURELIA - "A racing climax and a fully satisfying ending" - Kate Quinn

"INSURRECTIO - A taut, fast-paced thriller and I enjoyed it enormously. Rome, guns and rebellion. Darkly gripping stuff." - Conn Iggulden

"Alison Morton has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina's a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour." - Simon Scarrow

"This series' strengths lie with the author's ability to meld the historical Roman traditions of power, combat and political sabotage with modern day technology and culture." - Rosie Amber Reviews

"Anyone interested in Roman history will enjoy the concept - and as this one is set in the sixties, it ticks all the boxes and AURELIA deserves to be selected as Editor's Choice." - Historical Novel Society

"NEXUS -- Fans of Morton's Roma Nova series will adore this battle of might and personality" - J J Marsh

"Morton's thrilling world-building is a masterclass in alternate history. You don't just believe her version - you live every twist and turn." - E M Powell

"RETALIO - An international thriller, full of intrigue and espionage, set against an imaginative retelling of a history that feels authentic and real. What an entertaining ride it is!" - Matthew Harffy

"The only regret when the action stops" - Douglas Jackson
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