Insurrectio : An Aurelia Mitela Roma Nova thriller

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Early 1980s. Roma Nova, founded by dissidents in the dusk of the Roman Empire, is paralysed by a ruler afraid to rule and old laws choking reform. Fear sparks riots only to be exploited by the charismatic leader of a rising nationalist movement.

Caius Tellus wants to seize power and destroy the old Roma Nova.

Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and imperial councillor, attempts to rally resistance to counter the growing instability.

But is it too late for her to save Roma Nova from meltdown and herself from entrapment and destruction by Caius, her lifelong enemy?

Part political thriller, part deadly personal rivalry, INSURRECTIO is Roman fiction brought into the 20th century through an alternate history lens with a strong female protagonist with heart and courage leading the action. If you enjoy reading mystery books for women with plenty of twists, this is for you!

- Historical Novel Society's Indie Editor's Choice for Spring 2016
- B.R.A.G. Medallion winner
- Chill with a Book Awards Book of the Month February 2017
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Product details

  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17mm | 381g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 9791097310127

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"INSURRECTIO - a taut, fast-paced thriller and I enjoyed it enormously. Rome, guns and rebellion. Darkly gripping stuff." - Conn Iggulden, author of the Emperor series

"Exploring the insidious spread of totalitarian ideals that undermine the social fabric of Roma Nova, INSURRECTIO is an excellent novel that builds to a fast paced, tense climax that keeps the reader on edge to the very end. Highly recommended." - Elisabeth Storrs, author of the 'Tales of Ancient Rome' series

"Alison Morton's INSURRECTIO is a triumph of the imagination. She uses her forensic knowledge of ancient times to create a Roma Nova that feels utterly authentic, populated by genuine real life characters. Roma Nova is under attack from within by a merciless dictator and only Aurelia Mitela has the strength to face him. But even Aurelia's powers and principles are stretched by an enemy who seems to know more about her than she does herself. A brilliant helter-skelter mix of action and intrigue that hurtles to a bloody, heart-rending climax." - Douglas Jackson, author of Gaius Valerius Verrens series

"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, author of the Fifth Knight series
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