The Colour of Gold by Toni Mount
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Medieval / Series / Mystery
Sebastian Foxley series Book 2
The Colour of Blood, a novella by Toni Mount, was my entree into the Sebastian Foxley Medieval mystery series, and it was enough to whet my appetite for more.
It is the second entry in the series, but each story is written with the intention of being able to stand on its own. The novella focuses on the wedding day of Sebastian and his sweetheart, Emily. The tradition of borrowing a livery collar from one’s guild is showcased in this story. Things go awry, however, when Seb’s livery collar turns out to be a fake. Seb, his brother Jude, and a fairly charming street urchin named Jack, have to figure out where the real collar is before Seb himself is accused of stealing it and ending his marriage before it has a chance to begin.
I found this story to be sweet and entertaining, if a trifle innocent. I don’t know if it was just because it was a novella and by default could not go into more depth, but the mystery was a little too conveniently wrapped up, the characters just this side of oversimplified. However, I enjoyed the story and the setting, and it is obvious that Mount does excellent research.
I was entertained and intrigued enough by Sebastian to want to read more and I am looking forward to getting to know this new medieval character better.
© Kristen McQuinn
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