Monday, March 7, 2011

Book Review: A Trail of Link

A Trail of Ink: The Third Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon (Hugh De Singleton 3)

From the back cover:
"I had never seen Master John Wyclif so afflicted.  He told me later that it was as onerous to punder a bachelor scholar's books as to steal another man's wife.  I had, at the time, no way to assess the accuracy of that opinion, for I had no wife and few books..."

So begins another delightful and intriguing tale from the life of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon in the medieval village of Bampton, near Oxford, and bailiff of Bampton Castle.  Hugh sets his cap at the delightful Kate, who proves equally resourceful in the search for the missing books.  Some very determined adversaries are out to stop him, permanently if necessary - but are they motivated by greed, or more personal animosity?  Then the corpse of a poor scholar, who had tried to sell on eof the books, is found in the river: but he had not simply drowned....

My Thoughts:
A Trail of Ink, by Mel Starr is a book full of history, mystery, suspense and romance!  This is a story that you won't rush through as you read of dazzling characters of years long ago.  A quest to find stolen goods bring together some very unique characters, characters that will stick with you for quite some time.

Readers beware, this book is written in time period language, so if you're not used to it, it will be a bit more difficult to read, at times I felt like I was plundering along, but the great story line kept it all together for me.

** I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from the Litfuse Publicity Group.


1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book too. Can't wait to get my hands on his other books. :O)


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