“INSURRECTIO - a taut, fast-paced thriller and I enjoyed it enormously. Rome, guns and rebellion. Darkly gripping stuff.” – Conn Iggulden
"The second fall of Rome?" Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and imperial councillor, scoffs at her intelligence chief when he throws a red file on her desk.
Roma Nova has survived since the collapse of the ancient Roman Empire thanks to strong female leadership. Now in the 1980s, its ruler is afraid to rule, old laws choke reform and a nationalist movement surges under a charismatic leader who wants to destroy Aurelia on his way to power.
Horrified when her daughter is brutally attacked in a riot, Aurelia rallies resistance to the growing fear and instability. But is it too late to save Roma Nova from meltdown and herself from death at the hand of 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