"Carina tasked to apprehend an alleged traitor in Quebec and return her to Roma Nova. A straightforward task for a member of the elite Praetorian officer corps. However, things turn out to be a bit more complicated and she is plunged into a web of deception and intrigue. The author has given the reader another gem of a tale with her usual fast paced style, believable scenarios and the real sensation that Roma Nova could exist in the modern world. When I started reading Carina, it was with the thought that I would take my time with this novella, as I was also reading a couple of other books that had review deadlines looming. Hah! I was so engrossed and taken in by Alison’s skillful creative abilities, that I finished Carina in two sittings. So, dear readers, help yourself to another 5 star entry to the Roma Novan catalog." – Paul Bennett, Hoover Book Reviews
"This is a fabulous thriller that really cracks along at a great pace and just doesn't let up from start to finish. It shows that Roma Nova is up to date despite its ancient customs. It is a stand-alone story featuring many characters from Ms Morton’s other full-length novels that span two absorbing trilogies.
There are two things I love about Ms Morton's 'world': one is that it is all so plausible and the other is that Roma Nova has a lot to teach us about the sheer equality of the sexes in this mythical country. The characters are well rounded and, impressively, are fallible.
If you have not encountered Roma Nova as yet, then I strongly recommend all previous six books with this as a good start point to whet your appetite. A helpful brief history of Roma Nova is also included at the end of this novella." _ Helen Hollick, Discovering Diamonds Reviews
Praise for the Roma Nova series
“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 has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina’s a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour. The plot is pretty snappy too and gets off to a quick start which made it easy to keep turning the pages.” – Simon Scarrow, author of the Eagle series
“I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller, the third in Morton’s epic series set in Roma Nova.” – Caroline Sanderson in The Bookseller
"AURELIA explores a 1960s that is at once familiar 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
“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
“As always Alison Morton’s alternative world where a fragment of the Roman Empire has survived to the present day feels utterly authentic”– Douglas Jackson, author of the Valerius Verrens series