Her latest book, Scattered Flock, continuing the story of the Spanish Inquisition of the 15th Century, is simply superb. The first book in the series, The Errant Flock was a fantastic read, but this one is even better.
We are reacquainted with David Sanz, the simple militiaman from Book 1 who was forced to go into hiding after committing a heinous crime on the orders of the Duke of Sagrat.
The Duke is now dead, but we meet a new cast of characters who all, in their own way add something special to this story. The evil inquisitor De Amo is a character we can love to hate.
The story is clearly wonderfully researched, the setting is redolent of a period in history that nobody can be proud of. The author brings this period alive for us so wonderfully and places the reader fairly and squarely in the middle of all this pain and suffering. This book is not for the squeamish as the author pulls no punches in describing the filth, the stench and the senseless violence of 15th Century Spain.
I can honestly say I have enjoyed few books as much as I enjoyed reading The Scattered Flock by Jana Petken. It is a triumph and an inspiration for Indie Authors everywhere.
The best news I received was that the third installment is well on the way to completion. I so want to see what develops between David and Halina. I shall wait with bated breath.
This book deserves much more than the five stars I am allowed to give it. Well done Ms Petken.