Escape from Verona
by David Gray
Review by Crazyjedidiah
Romeo and Juliet did not die in the Capulet crypt but managed to escape from Verona. However Duke Eschalus sent Ugo after them so that they could be brought to justice for the death of his cousin Paris. Along the way Romeo and Juliet are accused of murder and witchcraft which means that the Pope and his cohorts join the fight to capture and bring Romeo and Juliet to justice. They have many adventures along the way and meet characters from other Shakespeare plays such as Petruchio and Othello. They also meet up with a number of famous artists such as Titian and Tintoretto.
It is based on the lost diaries of Juliet Montague and is quite an interesting look at how things could have turned out for the 'star-crossed lovers'. I especially loved the intertwining of different fictional characters and real life people.
I would recommend this book to Shakespeare lovers, especially those who love Romeo and Juliet. As well as to people who love a good romance or adventure story.
Thankyou for the review! Crazyjedidiah blogs at Gibberish.