Alison Morton

About me

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.

From my website

RETALIO is awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion!

Click on the image for much more You see the subject line at the top of the email: “BRAG Medallion Award” You gnaw your nails. You read the first line of the email: ‘We have completed the review process for your book “RETALIO” Oh, gods on Olympus! You gnaw your…

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