The good news is that during the week of events and promotions in and around Verona, I also found time to visit many sites, both those that have appeared in the novels to date, and ones I never knew existed. I ate traditional Veronese food, learned a lot about the local dialect, crawled through Roman-carved tunnels, explored Cangrande's palace, saw the first baptismal font in the city, learned local sayings about Vicenza and Verona (and Bergamo!), was enlightened as to the origin of the very name "Verona", and so much more.
The bad news is that I'm going to delay THE PRINCE'S DOOM so I can add all of this, and more.
PRINCE'S DOOM is my last shot at telling a truly Veronese tale. After this one, we leave Verona and won't be back for nearly a decade. I want to get it right. And while I'm happy with the story I'm telling, I would never forgive myself for not bringing all of these great truths to the story. I hope instead that my readers will forgive me as I kick the can down the road so that I can bring as much life to the tale of death as I am able.
When is it coming? This year, I hope. I can only hope for those of you eagerly awaiting the tale, the wait will only enhance your pleasure when you finally have it in your hands.