Tuesday 19 May 2015

Review ~ Aurelia by Alison Morton

Silverwood Books
May 5 2015

If women were in control, the world would be a whole different place, and in the Roma Nova series of alternate history books, Alison Morton sets out to prove this theory.

In this latest instalment we go back in time to the Roma Nova of the 1960s and follow the story of Aurelia Mitela, a young woman who has suffered devastating loss. Thinking that her career in the Praetorian Guard is over, Aurelia is sent to Berlin, ostensibly to track down those responsible for syphoning away Roma Nova’s life blood; its silver reserves. What then follows is a tight and well controlled mystery which takes the reader on a roller coaster of a journey through the politics and procedures of an alternate reality which feels as completely realistic as the world we stand in today.

Aurelia is a feisty protagonist, full of the steel and determination we have come to expect from Roma Nova heroines. The scoundrels are villainous to the point of complete nastiness and, in this novel, Aurelia needs to keep all her remarkable wits about her as she negotiates both a political and personal minefield.

Drawn into this remarkable alternate world from the beginning, Aurelia is a worthy addition to the Roma Nova catalogue of work and I am sure that this latest story will continue to enthrall  fans who are as immersed in this series as I am.

My thanks to the author for sharing her work with me.

**Interview and international book giveaway with Alison Morton coming soon to the blog**

22 May 2015


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