RETALIO (Roma Nova Series #6)

RETALIO (Roma Nova Series #6)

by Alison Morton


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“A classic tale of resistance and resilience – the only regret is when the action stops.” – Douglas Jackson

Early 1980s Vienna. Recovering from a near fatal shooting, Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and former foreign minister of Roma Nova, chafes at her enforced exile. She barely escaped from her nemesis, the charming and amoral Caius Tellus who grabbed power in Roma Nova, the only part of the Roman Empire to survive into the twentieth century.

Aurelia’s duty and passion fire her determination to take back her homeland and liberate its people. But Caius’s manipulations have isolated her from her fellow exiles, leaving her ostracised, powerless and vulnerable. But without their trust and support Aurelia knows she will never see Roma Nova again.

A story of political and personal rivalry in an imaginary surviving state of the once mighty Roman Empire. But with a difference. Struggling to defend the tiny state and keep the families alive at the dissolution of the Roman Empire, Roma Novan women fought alongside their men. And they never forgot it as they rose to prominence through the ages. Now in the late 20th century the egalitarian state has been crushed into misery by a brutal dictator imposing male-only rule. Aurelia is their last best hope, but Caius who has longed to dominate and defeat her since childhood will do anything to stop her. Anything.

Praise for the Roma series has come from Conn Iggulden, Simon Scarrow, Elizabeth Chadwick, Sue Cook and Helen Hollick.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9791097310004
Publisher: Pulcheria Press
Publication date: 04/27/2017
Series: Roma Nova Series , #6
Pages: 338
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.76(d)

About the Author

Alison Morton writes the award-winning Roma Nova thriller series featuring modern Praetorian heroines. She blends her deep love of Roman history with six years' military service and a life of reading crime, adventure and thriller fiction.

All six Roma Nova full-length novels have been awarded the BRAG Medallion. SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO were selected as Historical Novel Society's Indie Editor's Choices. AURELIA was a finalist in the 2016 HNS Indie Award. SUCCESSIO was selected as an Editor's Choice in The Bookseller. CARINA is a novella set between INCEPTIO and PERFIDITAS. ROMA NOVA EXTRA brings together eight short stories.

A 'Roman nut' since age 11, Alison has misspent decades clambering over Roman sites throughout Europe. She holds an MA History, blogs about Romans and writing.

Now she continues to write thrillers, cultivates a Roman herb garden and drinks wine in France with her husband.

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Table of Contents

RETALIO - a fiction adventure

Historical note

Author biography

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