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“A classic tale of resistance and resilience – the only regret is when the action stops.” – Douglas Jackson
Early 1980s Vienna. Recovering from a near fatal shooting, Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and former foreign minister of Roma Nova, chafes at her enforced exile. She barely escaped from her nemesis, the charming and amoral Caius Tellus who threw out the political process and grabbed power in Roma Nova, the only part of the Roman Empire to survive into the twentieth century.
Aurelia’s duty and passion fire her determination to take back her homeland by military action and liberate its people. But Caius’s manipulations have isolated her from her fellow exiles, leaving her ostracised, powerless and vulnerable. But without their trust and support Aurelia knows she will never see Roma Nova again.
Part political thriller, part alternative history, part military fiction and with a strong dollop of romance, this adventure thriller driven by strong female characters invites you into the desperate struggle to liberate a beloved country being ruined by a a pitiless tyrant. Noble ideals, a passionate love, desperate choices, sacrifices, constant twists and turns and snappy dialogue with a dash of humour lie ahead in a timeline not so different from our own...
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