Saturday, March 19, 2011


A Trail of Ink: The Third Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon (Hugh De Singleton 3) I had never seen Master John Wyclif so afflicted. He was rarely found at such a loss when in disputation with other masters. He told me later, when I had returned them to him, that it was as onerous to plunder a bachelor scholar's books as it would be 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 at the behest of Lord Gilbert Talbot.

About the Author-

Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years, thirty-five of those in Portage, MI, where he retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.

  My thoughts-

I have always been fascinated with the Medieval era and I have read many books on the subject. A Trail of ink was not only a fascinating mystery but a well researched novel. I have not read the other two books in the series but I had no trouble following the storyline. The author used the jargon of the medieval times and there were some words that I was not familiar with. The author included a glossary that was very helpful. All of the characters were interesting, intriguing and well developed. The novel was easy to read, interesting, descriptive and included just the right amount of romance. So if you want get away for a little bit, read the book. You will not be disappointed.


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Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the book for my honest review and I was not compensated for my review.


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