A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #4) by Jodi Taylor

A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #4)

St Mary’s is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth instalment of the Chronicles.Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don’t even make it to lunchtime.The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they’re pursued up and down the timeline, playing a perilous game of hide and seek until they’re finally fo...

Details A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #4)

TitleA Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #4)
Release DateSep 24th, 2015
PublisherAccent Press
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction

Reviews A Trail Through Time (The Chronicles of St. Mary's #4)

  • Bradley
    Hook, line, and sinker.This series has it all, historical adventure and quicksilver wit, but more importantly, it is stuffed to the gills with great characters that are constantly shifting and changing, and like quicksand we step into them at our peril, only to lose ourselves more as we struggle against them.Am I happier after the roller coaster that was the previous novel? Yes. Absolutely. I was given a little breathing space by how this had tur...
  • Trish
    *takes a deep breath*Phew, we made it! And you know what? Especially compared to the last one, this was EASY! Of course it was a race at break-neck speed and we got an epic battle as well, but overall it was more humorous and the happenings were more light-hearted than in the previous books. Which is to say: (view spoiler)[no further MC died! Honestly, I wouldn't have been surprised if the author had had the balls to kill off Leon AGAIN, but I wa...
  • Steven
    I can't praise this book series enough. Even when the author turns everything we know on its side and upside down and backwards and shakes it all up, these books are still well-written, fun, sexy, exciting, action-packed, and adventurous.Quickly worming its way up into my favorites list. :)
  • Emma
    4.5 stars. This really is a gem of a series! Presumably by this point in the series, readers will agree with me-otherwise why would you still be reading it?! The first half got a bit repetitive and I was starting to think maybe Jodi Taylor was off her game a bit...and THEN it all picked up. I love the camaraderie, the characters of St. Mary's, even Isabella Barclay- the one we love to hate! But most of all- Maxwell and her irrepressible personali...
  • Jana
    You know, Somebody--like the folks over at Torchwood, seeing as they're done with that series, or HBO (they sooo need to drop that dreadful True Blood series) reeeeeeally should take a look at these books and run with 'em. Seriously, y'all, let's not even worry about telling Goodreads & Ms. Taylor how BRILLIANT this book is and get down to brass tacks, hmm? Who should play Max? Ooooo, how about Rose "You-know-nothing-Jon-Snow" Leslie? Or Leon? Mr...
  • Kaitlin
    Review to come :) 3.5*
  • Ian
    Leon and Max both died. And now they're both back. In this episode they must do battle with brutal time police who are hunting them down for messing with the time line in a St Mary's of an alternate dimension. You know how sometimes day-time soap operas kill off a character and then six months later their identical twin brother shows up, usually to do a little ratings CPR? Well to be honest this book really feels like that. It's still quite good ...
  • Richard Derus
    Rating: 4.5* of fiveThe Publisher Says: St Mary’s is back and is facing a battle to survive in this, the fourth instalment of the Chronicles. Max and Leon are re-united and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. But, sadly, they don’t even make it to lunchtime. The action races from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Southwark as they’re pursued up and down the timeline, playing a perilous game o...
  • Rachel (Kalanadi)
    I wasn't very into the first half, but the second half was dark and serious and I couldn't put it down.
  • Elizabeth Bailey
    This was the best for me of the whole series. Leon and Max took over the first half of the book and it was absolutely fantastic. Jodi Taylor completely redeemed herself after the upset of Book 3 and gave me such a high with this one. I loved it. This relationship - up to now so problematic - really took off in this book. The dialogue between these two is always crisp, clever, witty and heart-warming. And of course I'm madly in love with Leon Farr...
  • Marjolein
    Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com A Trail Through Time starts off right where A Second Chance ended and basically this is the moment where the aforementioned second chance really comes into play. Leon and Max are on the run and hunted through time and space (though maybe just through time). As they jump up and down the timeline, a new threat becomes more and more clear. And it is not just Leon and Max who are threatened b...
  • Lilyn G. (Scifi and Scary)
    From characters to plot, and everything in between, Jodi Taylor's The Chronicles of St. Mary's series is hilarious, touching, fascinating and wonderful. This isn't a series where everything goes perfectly. In fact, lots of people get hurt, fight, do stupid things, and generally make butts of themselves. Max herself being no exception to this rule. But the pain, the stupidity, and the anger is always tempered by laughter, snark, friendship and lov...
  •  Olivermagnus
    Trail Through Time is the fourth book of a fascinating historical fiction/time travel series. Madeleine Maxwell is a historian at St. Mary's where they jump through the timeline to “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” I won't even give a hint of what this one is about because events that happened in Book Three, a Second Chance, are referenced numerous times and would only serve as a spoiler for this book.The characters ...
  • puppitypup
    Adventure/Romance Good stuff!Nonstop action in this one, and I do mean nonstop. I actually docked a point because I needed some breathing room. Which I did finally get, near the end.Again, my highest regard for Ms. Taylor's writing. No matter the immediacy of whatever life-threatening event is at hand, the underlying thread of emotional uncertainty is so well carried, perfectly balanced by bursts of truly funny dialogue.You know how you feel when...
  • Christa Schönmann Abbühl
    It took me a while to get back to this series after the terrible things that happened in the last volume. This time I have no complaints. It was, as always, one hell of a ride. But worth every minute. And with major improvements in the romance department. I hope this keeps up in future books.
  • Hellvis
    Oh, dear lord. I laughed, I cried... I laughed so hard that people on the train platform started to edge away from me. I laughed at work (when I was meant to be working) and sniggered down the phone to a customer (please don't tell my boss). I'll never again look at a swan and see their majestic beauty - I'll see St. Mary's running en masse in the opposite direction. Of course, any mention of the lake reminds me of the car episode (read the other...
  • Karsyn
    If you've only read through the first two books of this series, or even got to the 3rd, this one is one you must get to soon. It's just awesome after the end of 3. While not my favorite, it's really pivotal in the series. If you like time travel at all, you should just read all this series, right now!!=================I didn't love this one AS much as the others, but still a 4.5 stars for me. So much changed for it. It was good but crazy and sad ...
  • Linette
    One timeline or another, these books are so much fun!
  • Carolyn
    Great fun, every one!These wackadoodle time travel adventures are the perfect antidote to a stressful workday. Read them all, every word! I command you!
  • Josie Jaffrey (The Gin Book Club)
    Watch The Gin Book Club's video review here: https://www.josiejaffrey.com/single-p...This fourth instalment in the St Mary's series is a bit of a departure from the previous books in the series, but that novelty is refreshing and well-managed. Instead of focussing on one main excursion to the past with a few other adventures thrown in, this book sees Max and Leon jumping from time to time in a series of short visits, culminating in a return to St...
  • Jen
    The fourth book in this hilarious time-traveling series was just as full of adventure and wit as the previous books. The addition of the Time Police was both fun and exciting (and I still adore the ending to the last book that led into this one). I love these books and all the history I learn from them, the laughter that they cause, and the relationships in them. Looking forward to the next one!
  • Nigel
    Another really enjoyable St Mary's book. Max is one of those highly appealing characters for me and the whole concept of the series is well worked and written. I'll be reading more but do read them in order.
  • Kristen
    It is astounding to me how excellent this series continues to be at the fourth book in. I liked this book as much as I loved the first in the series [which was a LOT - five stars then too].The author is fabulous, and I can only assume that she has everything in this series fully formed out in her head already, because the world-building in this is sensational, the characters are out-of-this-world amazing, and the plots just keep getting funnier, ...
  • Jacey
    Continuing to blaze through all of Jodi Taylor's St Mary's Books...Yes there are spoilers here for the first three books.In the fourth instalment we see Max getting used to life in an alternate universe, similar, yet significantly different from her own. In this one it's Max who died (in a stupid accident) and Leon who was left devastated and alone. Mrs Partridge - PA to the director and part-time Muse of History and Max's rescuer after Agincourt...
  • Sharon Kennedy
    Another excellent chapter in the Chronicles of St Mary's.Max and Leon are reunited - sort of - and are trying to come to terms with what has happened to each of them in their different times, when suddenly they are interrupted by the Time Police, an organisation with a mission to punish those who abuse time travel. Cue a crazy trip up and down through history, dropping in on a Frost Fair, almost becoming lunch for the Egyptian crocodiles, going f...
  • Megalion
    I went visiting again at St. Mary's to watch them regularly prove the existence of Murphy's Law in any historical situation. This time, things went haywire in a different way. It's kind of hard to do a decent mission when the Time Police is chasing you throughout history. Including to Pompeii as the volcano erupts. Good times. An excellent series still going strong. If you wanted to see more of the staff of St. Mary's, this is your book. Next wil...
  • beentsy
    "'Getting things done at St. Mary's is a bit like elephants mating,' explained Peterson. A remark that cause some mystification. 'You know - there's frantic activity at high level. There's screaming and stamping. A lot of dust is raised. Nothing happens for two years and then you're crushed by the result.'"I love these books. They are an adventure and they also make me remember how much I love history and they have me googling all kinds of obscur...
  • Mark
    WOW... this installment will keep you on the edge of your seat..... action, suspense. and an ever evolving plot..... this one is one you can watch in your mind's as a box office blockbuster.
  • Caroline
    Another thrilling ride with Max and the St Mary’s crew. After the emotional reunion (sort of) at the end of Second Chance we are now moving on to the fourth installment of the series with Max and Leon version 2. You didn’t think you were going to get any respite, did you? Immediately Max and Leon are leaping back and forth through different centuries and, indeed, different millennia as they are chased by the Time Police – a unit existing in...
  • John
    (view spoiler)[Near death during the Battle of Agincourt, Max is pulled into a parallel universe similar to the one she left and survives. (hide spoiler)]. Max and Leon are reunited in this fourth novel in the series but before they can celebrate the reunion, the Time Police burst into Leon's home just minutes after there escape. The pair are chased throughout history from 17th century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to 14th century Sout...