An Argumentation of Historians (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #9) by Jodi Taylor

An Argumentation of Historians (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #9)

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”―these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets.From Tudor England to the burning ci...

Details An Argumentation of Historians (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #9)

TitleAn Argumentation of Historians (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #9)
Release DateApr 12th, 2018
PublisherAccent Press
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews An Argumentation of Historians (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #9)

  • Bradley
    Always a solid SF read no matter what my initial mood. This is my go-to popcorn fiction/time travel/goofy historians/soap opera. I'm always excited to read and always amused to encounter and always satisfied at the end.What more can anyone ask?Hmmm... less heartbreak? But no. Then it wouldn't be such a soap-opera! Hunky lords of late-middle English castles or LEON? Hmmmm. Abandoned in time, making do with a hunky English lord that gets Max all ho...
  • Kaitlin
    So this is still one of my auto-buy favourite series and it continues t0 be so because it's great. The story is once more, bonkers, but in the most brilliantly British way, and I adore Max and how she deals with the various problems, creepy men, and hiccups along the way. She's just a power-house, and yet she feels like such a genuine and caring character too. She's real to me now!I also really love Markham and Leon and all the others we follow, ...
  • Sara
    I laughed. I cried. I gasped. As always, I can rely on St Mary’s to spin a good yarn and deliver an excellent story. This time we find Max, on her own and without any chance of rescue, in desperate need of help. I don’t want to expand on the plot too much, as I think this is best enjoyed ‘blind’, but trust me - it’s as good as ever. The new characters, especially William, are thoughtfully developed to the point where I really grew quite...
  • Choko
    *** 4.44 ***A Buddy Read with my family @ BB&B UF Wednesday group. "... “Dr Bairstow regarded him icily. ‘All my staff are handpicked.’ ‘That’s quite true, actually,’ said Markham, sunnily. ‘I’ve been handpicked many times. Mug shots. Police line-ups. ID parades. People are always pointing at me and shouting, “That’s him.”.” ..." Maaaaaannnn, why does she do this to us, poor, gullible, good-hearted fools that we are... ? ...
  • Trish
    It's been a while since I've been at St. Mary's. True, I've kept up with the short stories as they are usually sweet in a way, but feel no guilt over having skipped #8. Maybe some day I'll feel strong enough to read it. Why I haven't so far? Well, I can get quite emotional about characters and the disaster magnets that are the historians, techies, R&D and security staff here are very close to my heart. The series has always been dramatic and an e...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    I’m so torn. There are things about this series that I love and others that tend to bug me. This book did have one of the best slap me in the face reveals at the end though so props to Jodi Taylor for that.I love the history. Since I’m completely rubbish at historical stuff it is all new and interesting to me. Even when I do know a little about the historical event it is made better because it is shown with a new twist to it. That is really w...
  • Maria Dimitrova
    Buddy read with the honorary Historians (we can't be the real thing we have too much brains and sense of self preservation) of the Wednesday UF Group.Jodi Taylor gutted us in the previous instalment so I expected a tamer as far as emotions go 9th book. Boy, was I wrong! Sure it wasn't as brutal as And the Rest is History but it had its own brand of emotional impact. Warning! Spoilers!Two things really screwed with my head and my poor abused feeli...
  • Richard Derus
    It's Book Nine in a series. If you're still reading reviews, pull the trigger already! Start at book one, Just One Damned Thing After Another, and work your way through the books. You will experience:--angst--agony--outrage--fury--loathingand that's just for the perpetratrix of the series.All while laughing yourself sore. And note please that should you not be amused by the authorial voice, stop at once. Do not attempt to read further. You will d...
  • The Drowsy Bookworm
    This is a one click pre-order for me as are all the Chronicles of St. Mary's books! Can't wait to read it!
  • Wing Kee
    I love this series so much but this was kinda same old...not in a great way.World: The world building continues to be fantastic, the history jumps and the cast of characters that readers have grown with for 9 books now is great. If you want history meets the office this world is for you. Story: I really enjoyed the first third of the book, the banter, the crazy things that St. Mary's gets up to is great. I really enjoyed the barn story, it made m...
  • Lara
    I thought this book wasn't supposed to be out until May 1st, but whatever, I'll take it, Amazon!Oh man. So, first of all, I laughed out loud about ten times before the book even started thanks to Taylor's introduction and character lists. And then, just...a lot of things happen! And there are shocks, and tears, and great conversations, and that ending! Okay, but seriously, Jodi Taylor! I am so mad about (view spoiler)[poor Tim Peterson, AGAIN! Gi...
  • Karsyn
    Probably one of my least favorites, so it was still really good, but I was rather disappointed in it. While Max is one of my all time favorite female characters, I'm a fan of St Mary's as a whole and their antics. I didn't enjoy the approximately 40% of the Max only show, and it seemed longer than that. It wasn't awful, it just wasn't as enjoyable as when they are all together either. Ending was pretty damn good and made up for it, otherwise I mi...
  • J.A. Ironside
    Whilst continuing the main series arc with the intrepid historian Madeleine 'Lucy' Maxwell - Max to her friends - Taylor manages to deliver both another thrilling, humourous instalment and a very funny, tongue in cheek take on Outlander. I love this series so much. One to read and reread. My only quibble is the length of time between books, which if I'm being reasonable, isn't actually that long but I find it frustrating nevertheless. Highly reco...
  • Emma Flanagan
    These books are always enjoyable but I didn’t like the amount of time Max spent removed from St Mary’s. I missed the wider cast of characters.
  • Marjolein
    Read all my reviews on Collective noun for historians: an argumentation. One of the consequences of having a Mt. TBR that is just short of keeping me awake at night (both literally and figuratively speaking) is that there are few times I'm really waiting for a book to be published, because I have at least twenty (or a hundred) that are constantly screaming for my attention. However, An Argumentation of Historia...
  • Michelle Watson Forbes
    What can I say??? What a fantastic series. I absolutely love love love this series and this author!!! I'm already into Battersea Barricades! Oh my goodness, when is the next novel coming out??? Can't be too soon.
  • Nicole
    Well! BBH....(Fans of Max will understand this)The problem with reading (or watching for that matter) a series, after about book 3 or 4 you keep expecting a lemon to turn up or for the writer to simply run out of ideas. Fans of the series will be glad to hear that this is not that book.Max and the St Mary’s team return, ready to reap havoc up and down the timeline. Have there been changes? Yes. The characters are evolving and growing up. They a...
  • Argum
    Love this series and this was no exception. Huge fun twist at the end of this one and cannot wait for the next. Max starts off with great plans to catch Ronan after bumping into Ellis of the Time Police on a nice simple jump to see Henry the 8th get knocked off his horse and possibly turned into a tyrant with a head injury. Its St Marys so of course they go not according to plan. Liked the jump to old St Mary's as well. Lots of good personal grow...
  • Mburrows
    Oh my goodness. What a fun and wild ride. I had to listen to the last chapter twice to make sure I heard it correctly. I believe that I will begin listening to the series all over again. I love Max and Leon and the gang so much. I am not ready to put them aside just yet.
  • Katrine Hoyt
    Great as always but with one flawI loved the book. Following the adventures of Max and the rest of St Mary's is always a great read, but I felt that there was a glaring possible solution to Max's main predicament that she would have thought of.SPOILERSJust before the planned double trap for Roman in ancient Persia, Dr Bairstow explains to Max that he communicates with the Time Police in the future by posting a "snail mail" letter in the present. ...
  • Linda
    Well I was frustrated by the ending but I know we’ll find out more in the next book. Hope it comes out soon. Maxwell and Leon are recovering from the pod explosion that happened in book 8 but Clive Ronan is still lose and causing trouble. Where is he? I listened to the book in audible and Zara Ramm is Max. She is the saving grace from some of the stuff that happens in this book. I mean getting stuck in 15th Century St. Mlary’s For a year only...
  • Emma
    Another brilliant masterpiece!!!I love this series of books, the sass, sarcasm and humour are brilliant. Also you unwittingly learn things! I’ve learnt more history from these books than I ever did at school.
  • Zoe Scowen
    As usual, an amazing story. I read it in one sitting, going through a whole roller- coaster of emtions. Now I desperately need to read the next one!
  • Ariel
    You know you really love a series when you buy the 9th one the very day it comes out and keep reading till it's done. Time travel, historical accuracy, wacky British humor, mayhem, and a certain amount of saucy romance--these are a few of my favorite things and they're all present in the Chronicles of St. Mary's. Now, when will we get #10????
  • charlotte
    Just brilliantno spoilers.A very very anticipated book, wonderfully written keeps you guessing and reading to the end. I would give one piece of advice, read this on a day off and don't start it at night or you'll not get any sleep as you can't put it down
  • Tiffany
    I am here for it and I am ready.
  • Li
    She’s 100% an autobuy author and I wasn’t disappointed with this book. As always, her writing is rich in historical detail without compromising entertainment (honestly, I’ve learnt more history from her books than I did at school). There’s some properly suspenseful moments in this book, balanced out with lovely touches on the relationships front. Really satisfying, and one of my favourite books this year so far.
  • flajol
    I can't give anything like a sensible review for these books anymore. They're like crack - I'm totally addicted, can't say no, and I inhale these books in big sweeping breaths. Argumentation does not disappoint.Max & Co. decide to lay a trap for the dastardly Clive Ronan, but he didn't get his reputation for nothing. As expected, things go spectacularly wrong. Taylor manages to pile on the heartache and the belly laughs in equal measure. Oh, and ...
  • Linzi
    Tons better than the last crazy, time-muddled, heart-breaking one.Much more 'normal' Max
  • Sian Bradshaw
    Another excellent offering from Jodi Taylor and she just goes from strength to strength. The book seems to have three distinct phases and I loved them all. It's a real cliff hanger and I didn't see it coming. If you haven't discovered this author yet, what are you doing? Drop everything now and go read this series.