I thoroughly enjoyed this story and would recommend it to anyone who loves medieval historical fiction, a little bit of romance, and a murder mystery.
The author weaves in the history of the times so well that all the descriptions seamlessly fit the story. He isn’t trying too hard to stick in every detail he can about 14th century England, just because he can; his writing style just lends to second-nature historical story telling.
The characters are fun and unique. It did take me a few chapters to keep everyone straight, especially all the bishops, friars, and monks. But once I caught on, I was hooked until the very end.
I received an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review.