Monday, April 21, 2014

Perfiditas Alison Morton

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Publication Date: October 17, 2013
SilverWood Books
Paperback; 288p
ISBN-10: 1781321248 eBook; ASIN: B00FXY4GEE
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’├ętat 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…

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Praise for Perfiditas

“Alison Morton has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina’s a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour. 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.” – Simon Scarrow, author of the Eagle (Macro and Cato) series
“I can’t resist an alternative history and Alison Morton writes one of the best. Powerful storytelling, vivid characters and a page-turning plot makes Alison Morton’s PERFIDITAS a must read.”– Jean Fullerton, author of the historical East London novels
“Pure enjoyment! A clever, complex plot set in the beguilingly convincing fictional country of Roma Nova. Scenes and characters are sometimes so vividly described that I felt I was watching a movie. This compelling tale rendered me inseparable from my copy right up to the last turn of the page.”– Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster

My Review:
Four Stars

Perfiditas by Alison Morton was an adventure!  I think that his author really has done her research.  She greats a “Roma Nova”.  Captain Carina Mitela was a fantastic lead character! I found her to be interesting, strong and very capable!  She was a great example of a strong roman women.  This alternative roman is led by women!  I also loved that idea of an alternative history! I feel completely inadequate in Roman history but I really enjoyed the concept!  I loved the combination of history, adventure and mystery!  Carina is accused of conspiring against the Praetorian Guard Special Forces.  She has to work hard to prove her innocence.  The witty dialogues were a great bonus.  Inceptio was the previous book in this series, and although I did not read it, it did not affect my ability to follow and enjoy this story.  I was completely impressed with the author’s ability to present a historical roman in the “now”.  Clever storyline, fantastic author, original plot!

Buy the Books

Inceptio (Book One)
Perfiditas (Book Two)

About the Author

Alison Morton writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with strong heroines. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French, German and Economics, a masters’ in history and lives in France with her husband.
A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, she has visited sites throughout Europe including the alma mater, Rome. But it was the mosaics at Ampurias (Spain) that started her wondering what a modern Roman society would be like if run by women…
INCEPTIO, the first in the Roma Nova series, was shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award and awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion® in September 2013. The next in series, PERFIDITAS, published October 2013, has also just been honoured with the B.R.A.G. Medallion®. Alison is working on the third book SUCCESSIO which will be out in June 2014.

Connect with Alison Morton

Amazon UK Author Page
Amazon US Author Page
INCEPTIO Facebook Page
PERFIDITAS Facebook Page
Alison Morton

Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Monday, April 14
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Interview at Bibliophilia, Please
Tuesday, April 15
Interview at Flashlight Commentary
Thursday, April 17
Spotlight & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Monday, April 21
Review at Book Nerd
Wednesday, April 23
Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
Friday, April 25
Interview at Dianne Ascroft
Monday, April 28
Spotlight & Giveaway at Bibliophilic Book Blog
Tuesday, April 29
Review at Ink Sugar Blog
Wednesday, April 30
Interview & Giveaway at Ink Sugar Blog
Friday, May 2
Spotlight & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Connection
Monday, May 5
Review at A Bibliotaph’s Reviews
Thursday, May 8
Interview & Giveaway at Books and Benches
Monday, May 12
Guest Post at Royalty Free Fiction
Tuesday, May 13
Review & Interview at Tower of Babel
Friday, May 16
Spotlight at Reviews by Molly

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