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EXSILIUM  is now available!

The sequel to JULIA PRIMA, EXSILIUM spans AD 383 to 395, a period of mass uncertainty, shifting values and religious conflict.

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Three Romans – Maelia Mitela, Lucius Apulius and Galla Apulia – desperate to preserve their way of life, are forced to consider the gamble of going into voluntary exile.

Aside from religious persecution, they face a vengeful menace determined to stop them and, of course, the ever encroaching barbarians…

Discover more here: All about EXSILIUM


JULIA PRIMA front cover


AD 370, Roman frontier province of Noricum.
When religious and political conflict break the bond between Julia, pagan prince’s daughter, and disgraced tribune Lucius Apulius, she is determined not to lose the only man she will ever love.

But a vengeful presence from the past haunts her perilous journey to find Lucius…

Read the story of the founders of Roma Nova!

“This is a stunning historical novel. ”Historical Novel Society (Editors’ Choice)
Gold medal in the Coffee Pot Book Club awards December 2023



INCEPTIO (hardback)

New York, present day, sixteen centuries later.
Karen Brown has a harsh choice – being eliminated by a government enforcer or fleeing to mysterious Roma Nova, her dead mother’s homeland in Europe.

Founded by Roman exiles and ruled by women, Roma Nova gives Karen safety – at a price.

But the enforcer follows her to her new home and is intent on destroying her…

Additional content: Two short stories and some ‘conversations’

10th Anniversary special edition hardback
Gold medal in the Coffee Pot Book Club awards December 2023


You’ll receive a glimpse into each thriller world:
The Sand Beneath her Feet, the prequel to Double Identity – only available to newsletter subscribers
– Conrad & Carina’s Roman Holiday,
a Roma Nova short story
as welcome gifts.
In addition, you’ll receive a monthly newsletter, advance book news, pictures, latest events and occasional giveaways! 

The Roma Nova thrillers

Carina’s stories…

 Aurelia’s stories…

Short stories

The Mélisende thrillers…

INCEPTIO – “Terrific. Brilliantly plotted original story, grippingly told”  Sue Cook
SUCCESSIO – “I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller”  The Bookseller
AURELIA – “A racing climax and a fully satisfying ending”  Kate Quinn
“INSURRECTIO – A taut, fast-paced thriller and I enjoyed it enormously. Rome, guns and rebellion. Darkly gripping stuff.” Conn Iggulden
“Alison Morton has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina’s a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour.” Simon Scarrow
Double Identity – “A cracking start to Morton’s new series!” International Thriller Writers
JULIA PRIMA –“This is a stunning historical novel. ”Historical Novel Society (Editors’ Choice)


Enter the worlds of heroines who fight to keep their countries safe and their loves burning!


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series. Double Identity, a contemporary conspiracy, starts a new series of thrillers. JULIA PRIMA,  Roma Nova story set in the late 4th century, starts the Foundation stories. The sequel, EXSILIUM, is now out! 

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