#BlogTour: Aurelia by Alison Morton @alison_morton @annecater #Aurelia #RomaNovaSeries #hisfic #5Stars

Book Synopsis:

“A racing climax and a fully satisfying ending” – Kate Quinn
1960s Roma Nova. Retrained as an undercover agent, ex-Praetorian officer Aurelia Mitela is sent to Berlin to investigate silver smuggling, but barely escapes a near-lethal trap. Her lifelong nemesis, Caius Tellus, is determined to eliminate her. When Aurelia is closing in on him, he strikes at her most vulnerable point – her young daughter.

A former military commander, Aurelia is one of Roma Nova’s strong women, but she doubts in her heart and mind that she can overcome her implacable enemy. And what part does the mysterious and attractive Miklós play – a smuggler who knows too much? 

If you enjoy reading mystery books for women with plenty of twists and a female protagonist driving the action, this is for you!

Fourth in the Roma Nova thriller series, where Roman fiction is brought into the 20th century through an alternative history lens and first of the AURELIA trilogy. INSURRECTIO and RETALIO complete the trilogy.

Aurelia is available in ebook and paperback now. The ebook is currently only 99p. You can purchase your copy of both using the link below.

My Review:

I’m a huge fan of Roman history so am absolutely delighted to find another thrilling historical series.

The author has obviously done her research as the Roman era is brilliantly brought to life. The descriptions are very vivid and I enjoyed reading about all the little details the author has included. It’s a brutal time and the author doesn’t sugar coat how things were which made for thrilling reading. I truly felt like I was actually there watching everything unfold.

Aurelia is a wonderful main character and just the type I love to read about. She’s incredibly brave and fiesty not letting anything stand in her way which I so admired her for. I loved that she had an unusual job for a women as she was a soldier and that she was more than able to stand her ground over men. I didn’t actually know that women were allowed in the Roman army so found all the details relating to that utterly fascinating. I especially liked the details about some of the training and battles Aurelia experiences which which were very thrilling. Caius was a character that I loved to hate and who really needed to just take the hint and give up! He’s just the type of slimy character that I hate who uses his brute strength and good looks to get his own way. He obviously had a huge ego and his constant attempts to get to Aurelia by any means possible had me seething. I found myself hugely frustrated with him and wanted to keep reading to find out what happens to him.

The book has a great pace with lots of action to keep the reader entertained. I enjoyed watching the story develop and learning more about the characters. This is the first book by this author I have read and I’m excited to read more from her in the future.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book. If you like gripping historical fiction then you need to read this book!

About The Author:

Alison Morton writes the Roma Nova thriller series featuring modern Praetorian heroines. This springs from a deep love of Roman history, six years’ military service and a life of reading crime, adventure and thriller fiction. 

All six full-length novels have received the BRAG Medallion. SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO were selected as Historical Novel Society’s Indie Editor’s Choices. AURELIA was a finalist in the 2016 HNS Indie Award. SUCCESSIO featured as Editor’s Choice in The Bookseller. 

A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, Alison has misspent decades clambering over Roman sites throughout Europe. She holds an MA History, blogs about Romans, social media and writing. Oh, and she gives talks.

She continues writing, cultivates a Roman herb garden and drinks wine in France with her husband. To get the latest news, subscribe to her free newsletter (https://alison-morton.com/newsletter/) and receive the series starter INCEPTIO ebook as a thank you gift.

7 thoughts on “#BlogTour: Aurelia by Alison Morton @alison_morton @annecater #Aurelia #RomaNovaSeries #hisfic #5Stars

  1. Thank you for a fantastic review to start AURELIA’s blog tour! I’m so pleased you enjoyed reading about her. The next books are INSURRECTIO and RETALIO when the rivalry between Aurelia and Caius deepens and worsens…

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  2. Aurelia is just about my favourite character in the whole Roma Nova series, just ahead of Carina. Aurelia is a fighter, but in her ‘old age’ she is warm and understanding. Someone I would love to ‘meet’ at the dinner table ….

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