The King's Hounds fik en af de sjældne anmeldelser i Publishers' Weekly:
Fans of historicals looking for something different will find much to savor in Jensen’s first book to be translated into English, a mystery set in 11th-century England ... Readers will want to see more of the astute Winston.
Og på Amazon gav en læser den følgende ord med på vejen:
The storyline was involved and fun, making you think and wonder and change your mind often about who was the murderer. Can't wait to read the rest of the series.