I first started this series after I read a review about this book on Mysteries and My Musings. I was glad to find that I did enjoy the first book, Veil of Lies and continued to enjoy the series when I read Serpent in the Thorns (Bk 2) and The Demon's Parchment (Bk 3). I'm happier yet to say I enjoyed this 4th installment of the series as well. Crispin and his protégé Jack are great characters. Plus, it was great seeing how Jack is growing up. And I loved that Chaucer made an appearance in the book. The parallels to The Canterbury Tales had me scrambling to remember what I haven't read in high school over 10 years ago, and only in bits and pieces at that. I do have one complaint and it's rather spoilerish, so I'm turning it white...highlight to read.
I wanted to guess the bad guy in this one, but kept telling myself it couldn't be a woman. How many times can the women be the bad guys in a series that takes place in the medieval times?But I still look forward to reading the next book in the series, Blood Lance, due out in October. And with that, I leave you with the trailer that convinced me to start reading this series in the first place.