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
Number of pages302 pages
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fiction

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

  • Brad
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Kaitlin
    Review to come :) 3.5*
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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!
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Terelyn Marks
    Slow start and the first few chapters were very repetitive -- I almost put it down. However, it picks up and turns into a pretty good, if somewhat predictable story.
  • 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...
  • Jonmontanavega
    Great series, and if I'd read this one first, I'd probably give it 4.5 stars. However, having read five books and novellas in the series before I got to A Trail Through Time, I was a bit disappointed.What's not to like about historians having adventures in the past? Nothing, especially when the word play is sharp. The problem is that a large part of this book focuses on a rivalry between people who time travel. Not as interesting ... to me as the...
  • 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...
  • Bridgette
    Jodi Taylor rolls through history like a housekeeper with a steamroller that fluffs the pillows on the way out. There are surprises around every corner. There was so much to absorb in this installment, yet I walked away satisfied and with no doubt I would read the next in the series soon.The main characters have a certain sauce about them. And, let's face it, they are very correct in their assessment that when things become disjointed you can mak...
  • Bev
    I wondered how Max was going to survive being speared through the heart at Agincourt and the answer was very clever and very good. This was a far more serious outing for St Mary's than before, but it was also a moving one. I cried when Max lost Leon for the second time and the truth of her childhood and the story of Bear...I don't think I'd be giving much away if I say St Mary's goes on and I for one, am dying to see what happens when Max has tha...
  • Anna
    This was just a so-so read for me. It's definitely my least favorite of The Chronicles of St. Mary's. What was the problem, you may ask? I had some issues with the events of the last book and this one. The result was that this book was slower and much less compelling. However, Zara Ram's narration was excellent as usual. Due to the recommendations of fellow series fans, I will be continuing the series. I've been reassured that it gets better and ...
  • Cheryl Necessary
    Jumping the shark.
  • Madame Mona Lisa
    3.5 stars
  • Jenn
    I am not sure if I can leave much of a review for this novel as it has left me emotionally spent. It's hard to write clear statements, when you are still dealing with such a heavy story. I say heavy because there are just so many things that happen, and we are dragged along for the ride. Not saying it isn't a fantastic story, just like the books before it this novel delivers in a way other writers can only dream of, just that it feels all too rea...
  • Bo
    2,5 StarsDefinitely the worst part of the series for me so far, but not so bad that I'm not gonna pick up the next part anyway. This book somehow alternated between incredibly boring chapters and confusing action packed chapters. I really couldn't get into the story this time.
  • Tara Kozocari
    love this series it just gets better and the dry wit is delightful