Saturday, July 6, 2013

Review: Inceptio by Alison Morton

InceptioInceptio by Alison Morton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Was the book different from what you expected? Yes, when I heard alternate history, I was expecting an unmodernised version of the past. Roma Nova is nothing like that. Although cut off from the world and modern inventions, they were far more advanced than one would expect. It was such a fascinating experience to discover this author and this mysterious world ruled by women.

Was location important to the story? Absolutely. The entire story revolves around Roma Nova and if any part of the location had changed, it would have changed the story. Roma Nova is a structured society, that proves to be a safe haven for Karen Brown until her kidnapper finds her. In many ways, the location reminded me of watching Merlin. Some say it's a legend, some say it really happened.

Was the time period important to the story? Karen Brown's life is featured in two separate locations. One in Roma Nova which in some ways reflect the past although they were far more advanced in other ways. Then there is New York which is the very emblem of modernisation. The time period each location symbolised was a strong contrast and was important to the story.

Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.

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