Today I'm incredibly pleased to be bringing you an interview with Heather Domin ([livejournal.com profile] teacake421), author of the online serialized novel, Valerian's Legion: The Soldier of Raetia. Crossing the genres of historical fiction, military fiction, and gay romance, Valerian's Legion is set in Rome and Raetia in 10BC. It is, in Heather's words, "a story of destiny, honor, and redemption set against the backdrop of an Empire on the cusp of its full power--a story of blood, brotherhood, and love, inspired as much by Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden as Mary Renault and Diana Gabaldon."


For those who may not have discovered it yet, tell us a little about Valerian's Legion.

Valerian's Legion: The Soldier of Raetia is the story of Dardanus, a young man who joins a Roman legion, and Valerian, the general who reluctantly agrees to sponsor him. Since childhood Dardanus has wanted to be a soldier; now his career, his future, and his honor depend on the training he receives from the moody, reticent general. Stationed at the frontier, Dardanus comes of age through friendship, battle, and blood; but it's his relationship with Valerian that changes both men forever. The path that brought them together could be the path to a happiness neither expected--if they survive to find it.


Click for the rest of the interview + an excerpt from an upcoming chapter. )




Valerian's Legion: The Soldier of Raetia updates weekly. For more, including an index of published chapters and links to historical background and other information, check the introductory post. Heather is also a reviewer for the Historical Novel Society; you can find her reviews here.
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