The research continues. As of tonight, I’ve progressed through Ian Hughes’ Belisarius: The Last Roman General up through the conclusion of the Vandal War.
At this point, I’m still unclear on how exactly I’m going to portray such a rich life in the span of a single book, but certain story elements are already leaping out at me, and some subplots already seem fully formed.
I’m looking ridiculously forward to story development, but I still have a good bit of research ahead of me. At this point, though, I’m thinking a thorough reading and note-taking of Hughes should be sufficient to begin building an outline.