Many apologies for my radio silence of recent weeks. It was largely down to finishing the second Hannibal book, Fields of Blood. That is now done, and my new editor is happy, which is an immense relief. There will be editing, of course, but I was able to down tools over Xmas and relax with my family. I hope that you all had a good time over the festive season, and that among your presents were plenty of books, both real and e-version.
After I get my tax return details done in the next day or two (AAAAAAAHHH!) I will get down to starting Hannibal 3 – working title not yet sorted. Hanno’s, Quintus’ and the others’ stories will continue in the aftermath of Cannae, and the story will move to Sicily, where the Romans faced an epic siege of the huge fortress of Syracuse. I’ll aim to finish that novel in the summer sometime, and then I am going to change direction again. It’s not decided, but I will either start on my Hundred Years’ War novel, Crecy, or on the first of two books on the infamous Varian/Kalkriese disaster in AD 9, when the Romans lost 3 legions in the German forests.
Happy New Year to you all, and happy reading!