21st century Roma Nova – powered by the Roman mindset, ruled by women
Praetorian Carina Mitela is courageous, fallible and sassy. She hefts a gladius or assault rifle as required. But can she defeat treachery, conspiracy and a dark nemesis and still keep an enduring love burning?
"My ancestors fought to hold this land sixteen hundred years ago. I'm not letting some throwback destroy it."
Over a thousand pages of action adventure and alternative history thrills in four award-winning books
Transformation, deception, rebels, vengeance takers, comradeship and an epic love story bind these three adventures in a new Rome founded sixteen hundred years ago by dissidents from the Roman Empire, and ruled by women.
INCEPTIO – The beginning
Terrified after a kidnap attempt, New Yorker Karen Brown, has a harsh choice - being eliminated by EUS government enforcer Renschman or fleeing to mysterious Roma Nova, her dead mother's homeland in Europe. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman exiles and ruled by women, Roma Nova gives Karen safety, at a price, but the enforcer, Renschman, pursues her and sets a trap knowing she has no choice but to spring it...
B.R.A.G. Medallion and finalist, International Rubery Book Award
“Grips like a vice – a writer to watch out for.”– Adrian Magson, author of the Harry Tate spy thrillers
CARINA – A novella
A fabulous thriller that really cracks along – Discovering Diamonds Reviews
Is learning a lesson worth losing your life?
Bringing back a traitor to face trial seems an easy job for young Roma Novan officer Carina Mitela, until she is catapulted into confrontation with the powerful head of the Praetorian Guard. Will she collapse in face of corruption at high level or risk disgrace and destruction in standing up for her principles?
PERFIDITAS – Betrayal
Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble – one colleague has tried to kill her and another has set a trap to incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova.
Seeking help from a not quite legal old friend could wreck her marriage to the enigmatic Conrad. Once proscribed and operating illegally, she risks being terminated by both security services and conspirators. As she struggles to overcome the desperate odds and save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life, she faces the ultimate betrayal…
B.R.A.G. Medallion and finalist, Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year;
“Alison Morton has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina’s a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour.” – Simon Scarrow
SUCCESSIO – The next generation
Roma Nova is at peace. Carina Mitela, the heir of a leading family, but choosing the life of an officer in the Praetorian Guard Special Forces, is not so sure. When a blackmailing letter arrives from a woman claiming to be her husband Conrad’s lost daughter and Conrad tries to shut Carina out, she senses danger crawling towards her.
Trying to resolve a young man’s indiscretion twenty-five years ago turns into a nightmare that attacks the imperial family itself. With her enemy holding a gun to the head of the heir to the imperial throne, Carina has to make the hardest decision of her life…
B.R.A.G. Medallion, Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choice Autumn 2014, Editor’s choice, The Bookseller’s inaugural Indie Preview, December 2014, longlisted for the 2015 HNS Indie prize
“I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller, the third in Morton’s epic series set in Roma Nova.”
– Caroline Sanderson in The Bookseller