They told us that a popular theme is like olden day/historical type things, which I think is wonderful, because that is my favorite thing to write. So here is the "basic overview" of my book:
It's set in Ancient Greece, as a war between the Greeks and Romans. I've done tons of research, and am pretty confident about this... Also, it has the Greek and Roman gods in it, who also join in the war, but the catch is; The Greek and Roman gods are the same beings, just with different names, so it is basically self destruction. And they are fueling the war to make it an extreme big thing.
Now, a young Roman man, and a young Greek woman (who at first is disguised as a man in order to get into the army), have to put their differences aside, and travel to the City of the God's in order to stop them before they destroy the world. But along the way secrets are revealed...
What I need help with is the part in bold. Women/girls, or even guys, why would you disguise yourself to join the army. What is the motivation? Pride? Loyalty? Please give me ideas.
And would anyone be willing to read it as it goes along? What do you guys think? Would you read it if it was published? Thanks