Despite researching 1930s Germany for my MA in history, I’m a deep-steeped ‘Roman nut’.
Reading a *lot* of Roman fiction led me to wondering what if women had run the Roman Empire? Or a tiny remnant of it that survived into the present? Thus the alternate history world of Roma Nova sprang to life.
A group of pagan dissident Romans left Italy in AD 395 after the last Theodosian decree and founded a colony in the northern mountains. Their descendants retained core Roman values and customs but through lack of numbers to defend their small state, young women have always fought side-by-side with their brothers.
INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS and SUCCESSIO feature Carina, a ‘hidden heir’ who becomes an efficient Praetorian special forces officer.
In AURELIA, INSURRECTIO and RETALIO we meet Aurelia in 1960s-1980s, a blood-and-bone Roma Novan who battles the usurper ‘First Consul’ Caius Tellus.
Apart from writing alternative history fiction, I currently admin the HNS Facebook group.
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CARINA launched two weeks ago amid lovely comments, tweets and posts and reviews are starting to accumulate (Exciting!). Carina visits a number of places when she is sent to North America to carry out an important mission and I thought you might like to find out the ‘North America’ of the…