Published January 22nd 2014 by Campanile Books
A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review
In December of the year 1377, five children were burned to death in a suspicious house fire. A small band of villagers traveled 200 miles across England in midwinter to demand justice for their children’s deaths.
Hayes exploits an event in history during one of the harshest periods in history to create one riveting read. The Middle Ages was brutal, disease, famine, environment and its demands took their toll on the population. Every day was a challenge with survival being the ultimate goal at the end of the day. Hayes masterfully sets the setting to captivate the readers focus exposing the challenges faced by one group as they embark on a treacherous road trip. The group battles savage events, bitter cold weather, continual peril. The hardships faced by this group requires strength and determination which through Hayes’ lens they manage. Leaving you totally submerged during the events faced along with the brutal and absorbing setting this is a thriller of a read. Mystery, secrets revealed, a horrific historical event all blend to create a narrative offering much through solid writing. Medieval fans will adore the perfect setting along with mystery and thrills and affecting characters. A page turner transporting the reader to an age where existing was a minute to minute task. Highly recommend Sinful Folk. Hayes is an author worthy of praise and your undivided attention.
About Ned Hayes
Ned Hayes first read Chaucer in graduate school, where he worked under noted medieval scholar Richard Emmerson. He has studied at Stanford University, Western Washington University, the Rainier Writing Workshop and the Graduate Theological Union at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Olympia, Washington, with his wife and two children. Sinful Folk is his first story set in the medieval era. He is now at work on a new novel set in the 1300s.
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Here’s the tour schedule:
Sunday, August 3rd: You’ve GOTTA Read This!
Monday, August 4th: 100 Pages a Day … Stephanie’s Book
Tuesday, August 5th: Words for Worms
Wednesday, August 6th: What She Read
Thursday, August 7th: M. Denise C.
Monday, August 11th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Tuesday, August 12th: Kimberly’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, August 13th: From the TBR Pile
Thursday, August 14th: Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Monday, August 18th: Peeking Between the Pages
Tuesday, August 19th: nightly reading
Wednesday, August 20th: Unabridged Chick
Thursday, August 21st: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Monday, August 25th: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World
Wednesday, August 27th: BoundbyWords
Thursday, August 28th: Passages to the Past
Friday, August 29th: West Metro Mommy
4 thoughts on “BOOK TOUR: Sinful Folk by Ned Hayes”
I haven’t read a medieval book in a long time and this one sounds fantastic! Thanks for being a part of the tour.