Well, it turned out to be a lot more than 3 weeks. Pretty much everything that could go wrong work-wise, did. Then more went wrong.
I'm back again now, with the 6th installment of Hengist of Tintagael, The Dragon Princess, now queued for publishing on Amazon. The pdf's available right now for free in Free Stories.
Hengist has now reached the Tarim Basin as he travels the Silk Road east in search of the waters of the dawn, and freedom from Dionysos.
On the way he meets a Princess of Lop Nur, daughter of a hequin princess who became queen, a blind sword saint and an Assurian sorcerer in the pay of the advancing Kushan army.
And, of course, the Old Tochari vampire queens.