My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my second time reading Jennifer Lee Carrell’s Interred With Their Bones. I first came across this neat little story in hardcover from my local library way back in the day. I’m happy to report that even after all this time, the bones of the story hold up.
As I enjoyed it then, I enjoyed it now. This is a perfect read for fans of questing heroes and historical mysteries. The author does a masterful job weaving fact with fiction seamlessly and incorporating it within an adventure narrative that holds many a twist in store for the reader.
The only reason this isn’t a five star read is the inclusion of Interlude chapters at the end of each act. While they offered up backstory and glimpses into sixteenth/seventeenth century England, I found they interrupted the flow of the story too much. It was like slamming the brakes on the momentum that Carrell was building up throughout the story. Too much like commercial breaks for me.
Overall though, an entertaining and engaging read and an easy 4 stars.