Although INCEPTIO didn’t gain a prize place in the 2013 International Rubery Book Award, it was shortlisted and the judges wrote a lovely review:
“This science fiction thriller is set in an alternative world, where modern New York resembles our twenty-first century New York, but Europe has been redrawn. Roma Nova was set up sixteen centuries ago by Roman exiles and it operates under a matriarchal system.
Karen has her life interrupted by an unfortunate set of circumstances, and as a result, finds that life in America is not as free as she had originally believed. She is forced to flee to Roma Nova, where her mother came from, and is pursued by a frightening government enforcer.
The nail-biting action is handled with expertise, never losing pace as Karen takes on rigorous training and becomes a force in her own right. It convincingly combines the atmosphere of ancient Rome with modern reality and technology and is a promising beginning for a series.”