I am planning on finishing this today. I really enjoy that this not only takes place in the present but also switches to 253 A.D. and 1943-1944 to show those events as well. While I enjoy reading about the present day events with Nicola and Bruno I absolutely loved reading about 253 A.D. and am now captivated by the events of 1943-1944. Reading about Nicola's grandmother Elena's past really now explains why it is so difficult for her to talk about it. It is such a heartbreaking story and it is really beautifully written. I am really looking forward to seeing how this ends.