"Terrific. Brilliantly plotted original story, grippingly told and cleverlycombining the historical with the futuristic. It's a real edge-of-theseat read, genuinely hard to put down." - Sue Cook, writer andbroadcaster
"I loved it! Intriguing, unusual andthought-provoking. Karen develops from a girl anyone of us could knowinto one of the toughest heroines I've read for a while. Roma Nova was a world I really wanted to visit - and not just to meet Conrad - vividand compelling. A pacey, suspenseful thriller with a truly dreadfulvillain, I can't recommend Inceptio enough." - Kate Johnson, author of The UnTied Kingdom
"Tense, fast-paced and deliciouslyinventive, Alison Morton's INCEPTIO soon had me turning the pages. VeryDashiell Hammett." - Victoria Lamb, author of The Queen's Secret"Gripping. Alison Morton creates a fully realised world of what couldhave been. Breathtaking action, suspense, political intrigue... Inceptio is a tour de force!" - Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix andRoma Victrix
Shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award.
The judges concluded: "The nail-biting action is handled with expertise, never losing pace asKaren takes on rigorous training and becomes a force in her own right.It convincingly combines the atmosphere of ancient Rome with modernreality and technology and is a promising beginning for a series."
B.R.A.G. MedallionTM honoree
Founded 16 centuries ago by Roman exiles and ruled by women, Roma Nova gives Karen safety and a ready-made family - at a price. But a shocking discovery about her new lover, the fascinating but arrogant Special Forces officer Conrad Tellus, who rescued her in America, isolates her.
Renschman reaches into her new home and nearly kills her. Recovering, she is desperate to find out why he is hunting her so viciously. Unable to rely on anybody else, she undergoes intensive training, develops fighting skills and becomes an undercover cop. But, crazy with bitterness at his past failures, Renschman sets a trap for her, knowing she has no choice but to spring it....
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