New Page-Turning Thriller Set In A Feminist Roman Society In The 21st Century

Can Praetorian officer Carina defeat a conspiracy to bring down the last part of the Roman Empire in the 21st century without ruining her own life? Following the success of her first award winning 5-star alternate history thriller INCEPTIO, Alison Morton is celebrating the release of the next in series, PERFIDITAS. Interwoven with the thriller are themes of gender role and betrayal, all served up with substantial doses of action and dry wit.
Perfiditas - Front Cover
Perfiditas - Front Cover
TUNBRIDGE WELLS, U.K. - Oct. 17, 2013 - PRLog -- Simon Scarrow, the author of the Macro and Cato ‘Eagle’ historic novel series, says:

“A fascinating world! Carina’s a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour and I warmed to her quickly and wanted to find out how she dealt with the problems thrown in her path. The plot is pretty snappy too and gets off to a quick start which made it easy to keep turning the pages.

There are a fair number of alternative historical fictions where Rome never disappeared, but for my money this is one of the better ones.”

PERFIDITAS - What’s it about?

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. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman dissidents and ruled by women, Roma Nova barely survived a devastating coup d’état thirty years ago. Carina swears to prevent a repeat and not merely for love of country.

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…

INCEPTIO, the first in the Roma Nova series, has gathered 35 five-star reviews on Amazon UK alone, was shortlisted in the 2013 International Rubery Book Award and awarded the prestigious B.R.A.G. MedallionTM.

More about Roma Nova here:

About the author
Alison Morton grew up in Tunbridge Wells, a former spa town in South East England, and worked in the City of London, dealt in coins and antique jewellery, head-hunted chief executives, served as a reserve military officer and owned a translation company. She completed a bachelor’s degree in French, German and Economics and several years later a masters’ in history. She now lives in France with her husband.

A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, she has visited sites throughout Europe including the alma mater, Rome.  She now lives in France with her husband - having moved there to concentrate on her writing.

Find out more about Alison’s writing life, Romans and alternate history at her blog

For further press information and high-resolution images please contact Alison Morton  email:

17 October 2013

PERFIDITAS by Alison Morton

Available in paperback and as an ebook
paperback ISBN 9781781321249
   RRP £9.99
ebook ISBN 9781781321256
   RRP £2.99
Publisher: SilverWood Books 30 Queen Charlotte Street Bristol BS1 4HJ

Email: Tel: 0117 910 5829

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