OUT ON 23 AUGUST 2022!

“JULIA PRIMA gripped me from the start and didn’t let me go. This prequel to the Roma Nova series is fast-moving and compulsive. It drew me into a richly-imagined world that is so vivid you feel you can touch and taste it.

I adored the character of Julia, strong, brave and yet vulnerable, and even when I wanted to shake her for her impulsive nature, I was rooting for her to win through. A superb page-turner bursting with passion, action and excitement. Highly recommended.” — Nicola Cornick, International bestselling author
Available for pre-order now
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Paperback: Mid-August 2022

“You should have trusted me. You should have given me a choice.”

AD 370, Roman frontier province of Noricum. Neither wholly married nor wholly divorced, Julia Bacausa is trapped in the power struggle between the Christian church and her pagan ruler father.

Tribune Lucius Apulius’s career is blighted by his determination to stay faithful to the Roman gods in a Christian empire. Stripped of his command in Britannia, he’s demoted to the backwater of Noricum – and encounters Julia.

Unwittingly, he takes her for a whore. When confronted by who she is, he is overcome with remorse and fear. Despite this disaster, Julia and Lucius are drawn to one another by an irresistible attraction.

But their intensifying bond is broken when Lucius is banished to Rome. Distraught, Julia gambles everything to join him. But a vengeful presence from the past overshadows her perilous journey. Following her heart’s desire brings danger she could never have envisaged…

Available as
– eBook from your favourite retailer (you choose!)
– paperback from mid August (details with be updated as I receive them)

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61437391-julia-prima

Published by Pulcheria Press 23 August 2022
ISBN 9791097310349 (ebook)
ISBN 9791097310356 (paperback)


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, a new Roma Nova story set in the late 4th century, will be out on 23 August.

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