The cover is everything I've ever wanted in a paperback. Strongly reminiscent of Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines et al, it features:
- an airship
- an army attacking a
- burning castle
Meanwhile, a colleague suggests a reason for those infuriating gaps in Tacitus mentioned previously, and I must confess it's more plausible than my theory of supernatural entities known only as writers intruding into our time/space continuum. Time travellers, it is posited, went back to the Library of Alexandria and withdrew the manuscripts in question. Sadly we haven't yet caught up with whichever bit of the future they went to. But there's hope it may happen in my lifetime.
This is almost certainly the last post before Christmas, so HAPPY CHRISTMAS!