One of my advisors on all things military keeps throwing me more 'essential reading'- usually exactly what I need for the bit I'm working on!
So while an end product is delayed, I'm hopeful you will find the next book all the better for the wait.
Going back to the first book, my brother had asked if I had read Twain's 'A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court'
Having just read it, I understand the question.
There are more than a few parallels- and all by co-incidence.
I'm willing to accept that great minds think alike- and Twain was probably as much a scoundrel as myself ;-)