I received a copy of ASHES TO ASHES by Mel Starr from Kregel in exchange for an honest review. It is the eighth installment of the Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon, mystery series. It can be considered Christian Historical Fiction.
If you follow my reviews, you know I am pat to rave about historical fiction. That and fantasy are my true cups of teas.
ASHES TO ASHES is a steaming hot good one! Steaming for tea, not because of content. The content itself I found clean, as is always the case with Kregel books (In my experience). I have read others in this series, and while I have enjoyed them all, a few I enjoyed more than this one. Maybe that’s because the other books felt like they were building the world – which is rich in historical detail. There seemed to be more character development in the others. The mystery in this one almost felt second place to the facts.
I recommend binge reading this series. It will help to immerse you more in the medieval world, and if you are like me, you will then be spouting off random medieval facts to your friends. I look forward to diving into the next book when it is released.