Nice to meet a namesake. I think the name Hancock comes from Cornwall, in the west of England, originally. My grandfather Philip Hancock (whose graffiti, carved in 1916, I found on top of the Great Pyramid in 1997) was born in Wales in a coal mining community, but apparently his grandfather had been a tin miner in Cornwall who had moved to Wales for work.
Thank you for liking Entangled and saying such nice things about it. Judging from the reviews on Amazon.com ([www.amazon.com]) a lot of people hate the book for the violence therein, but I felt I couldn't write about the battle of good against evil without showing the dark side of human behaviour. All the wickedness and evil described in the book, all the bad things that happen, are things that human cultures with their endless evil creativity have already done.
As to the sequel to Entangled I ran into problems with my UK publisher who I felt didn’t support Volume 1 properly after my editor left. I have since moved to another publisher with my editor. This has involved some dancing around with the order in which books appear. I have now finished the first two volumes of a three volume series of epic adventure novels on the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. The first volume will be published here in the UK in April 2013: [www.amazon.co.uk]. The third volume of that series, which I am in the midst of writing at the moment, might take me a further six months or so to complete and then finally I will be able to get back to Entangled. A hundred pages of Entangled 2 are already written and I hope to complete it in 2013. The story has a long way to go...
All the best