Published: 00:00, 04 June 2014
Alison Morton has released the third book “Successio” in her thrilling “Roma Nova” series.
The Tunbridge Wells born author found success with the first two parts of her series, Inceptio and Perfiditas.
The captivating books invite the reader into an world of 21st century romans, alternate history and heroines set in the mysterious “Roma Nova”.
She said: “It’s exciting that this is the third book in the series. I like the excitement and didn’t want to let the fans down.”
After spending six years in uniform with the Territorial Army, Alison has a thorough and detailed understanding of military life that she utilises and embeds within her writing. She said: “The military provides you with a sense of self discipline, purpose and timing. Anything latent comes out of you.
“You learn how to work with a team, by yourself, and how to deal with down times. It’s like being in a marriage with a corporation.
“My experience in the military really helped me get inside the head of the heroine in Successio.”
‘Successio’ has a strong focus on the feminine role in society and the military.Alison believes that women should be provided the opportunity to fight on the front line subject to the same tests as male soldiers. She said: “Believe you me, women can look after themselves just as well as men.”
When asked about the inspiration for her stories, Alison said: “In ancient Rome there is no way women would have had a say in politics or any other societal issues.
“It was a very male orientated society and it made me wonder what a world would be like if women ran it. My train of thought went from there.
“Alternate history can be serious and academic or completely bonkers. You have to know history well to alternate it.”
Alison, originally from Farmcombe Close, Tunbridge Wells currently lives in the beautiful Vallee du Thouet in France with her husband.
However, she is in the UK until the middle of June holding talks across the South-East.
She will be speaking and signing books at Tunbridge Wells Library on Tuesday June 10th at 7pm.
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