CARINA by Alison MortonCARINA by Alison Morton


byAlison Morton

Paperback | March 31, 2018

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Carina Mitela is still a young inexperienced officer in the Praetorian Guard Special Forces of Roma Nova. Disgraced and smarting from a period in the cells for a disciplinary offence, she is sent out of everybody's way on a seemingly straightforward mission overseas.

All she and her comrade-in-arms, Flavius, have to do is bring back a traitor from the Republic of Quebec. Under no circumstances will she risk entering the Eastern United States where she is still wanted under her old name Karen Brown. But when she and Flavius discover a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels of Roma Nova, what price is personal danger against fulfilling the mission?

This is Roman fiction brought up to the present through alternate history. Set in the time after INCEPTIO but before PERFIDITAS in the Roma Nova series, this short military adventure reveals hidden parts of Carina's early life in Roma Nova. And North America isn't quite the continent we know in our timeline…

Alison Morton writes the award-winning Roma Nova thriller series featuring modern Praetorian heroines. She blends her deep love of Roman history with six years' military service and a life of reading crime, adventure and thriller fiction. All six Roma Nova full-length novels have been awarded the BRAG Medallion. SUCCESSIO, AURELIA a...
Title:CARINAFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:132 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.31 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.5 × 0.31 inPublished:March 31, 2018Language:English

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Table of Contents

CARINA - a fiction adventure
Historical note
Dramatis personae
First chapters of INCEPTIO (series starter)
Also by Alison Morton
Author biography

Editorial Reviews

"Carina tasked to apprehend an alleged traitor in Quebec and return her to Roma Nova.  A straightforward task for a member of the elite Praetorian officer corps.  However, things turn out to be a bit more complicated and she is  plunged into a web of deception and intrigue.  The author has given the reader another gem of a tale with her usual fast paced style, believable scenarios and the real sensation that Roma Nova could exist in the modern world.  When I started reading Carina, it was with the thought that I would take my time with this novella, as I was also reading a couple of other books that had review deadlines looming.  Hah! I was so engrossed and taken in by Alison’s skillful creative abilities, that I finished Carina in two sittings.  So, dear readers, help yourself to another 5 star entry to the Roma Novan catalog." – Paul Bennett, Hoover Book Reviews"This is a fabulous thriller that really cracks along at a great pace and just doesn't let up from start to finish. It shows that Roma Nova is up to date despite its ancient customs. It is a stand-alone story featuring many characters from Ms Morton’s other full-length novels that span two absorbing trilogies. There are two things I love about Ms Morton's 'world': one is that it is all so plausible and the other is that Roma Nova has a lot to teach us about the sheer equality of the sexes in this mythical country. The characters are well rounded and, impressively, are fallible.If you have not encountered Roma Nova as yet, then I strongly recommend all previous six books with this as a good start point to whet your appetite. A helpful brief history of Roma Nova is also included at the end of this novella." –Helen Hollick, Discovering Diamonds Reviews Praise for the Roma Nova seriesINCEPTIO“Brilliantly plotted original story, grippingly told and cleverly combining the historical with the futuristic. It’s a real edge-of-the-seat read, genuinely hard to put down.” – Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster.PERFIDITAS“Alison Morton has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina’s?a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour. The plot is pretty snappy too and gets off to a quick start which made it easy to keep turning the pages.”? – Simon Scarrow, author of the Eagle seriesSUCCESSIO“I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller, the third in Morton’s epic series set in Roma Nova.”?– Caroline Sanderson in The BooksellerAURELIA"AURELIA explores? a 1960s that is at once familiar and utterly different –?a brilliant page turner that will keep you gripped from first page to last. Highly recommended.”?– Russell Whitfield, author of the Gladiatrix seriesINSURRECTIO“INSURRECTIO – a taut, fast-paced thriller and I enjoyed it enormously. Rome, guns and rebellion. Darkly gripping stuff.” – Conn Iggulden, author of the Emperor seriesRETALIO“As always Alison Morton’s alternative world where a fragment of the Roman Empire has survived to the present day feels utterly authentic”– Douglas Jackson, author of the Valerius Verrens series