Soldier of the Empire
by AJ Cooper
Publius Corvus, struggling with the worthiness of his cause, trains with the Imperial legion in the foothills. But as he questions the Empire and its goals, he finds himself sent on a secret mission in the mountains, a mission he increasingly does not understand.
Far away, in the capital, with the skies full of portent, the emperor’s daughter is kidnapped, and rumor circulates of a new "Red Dawn."