Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7) by Jodi Taylor

Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7)

'I've done some stupid things in my time. I've been reckless. I've broken a few rules. But never before have I ruined so many lives or left such a trail of destruction behind me.'As Max would be the first to admit, she's never been one for rules. They tend to happen to other people. But this time she's gone too far and everyone is paying the price.Grounded until the end of time, how can she ever put things right?


Details Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7)

TitleLies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7)
ISBN9781910939000
Author
Release DateMay 19th, 2016
PublisherAccent Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Time Travel, Fantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction
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Reviews Lies, Damned Lies, and History (The Chronicles of St Mary's, #7)

  • Bradley
    2016-07-17
    What? A total guilty pleasure that doesn't have much to do with romance, vampires, or werewolves? One that reads so easy and so effortlessly and so addictively you might want to classify this as a class A substance?And OMG we're ALL able to abuse this shit?Yeah, we are. Just for the price of a book or a whole damn series. Including short stories. We can GET OUR FIX.What's even better? Oh yeah, it's SF, time travel, and SO MUCH HISTORY for all us ...
  • Choko
    2018-03-04
    *** 4.44 ***This series is pure delight! After all the horrors of the first several books, the new timeline restart has really made a big difference, especially when it comes to Max and Leon's relationship. More precisely, it has improved dramatically! Max is pretty much the same old wild and crazy hilarious Historian, but Leon has been transformed into the best husband ever! He has developed the miraculous ability to be able to separate his pers...
  • Trish
    2016-07-17
    This rollercoaster event was proudly presented to you by Oscar the ringworm and carnivorous goats. :DInterestingly enough this book and the events therein reminded me strongly of book #1. What I mean is that there was quite a number of events leading the reader this way and that, throwing us around (not just through time) and making it impossible to breathe or foresee where this was going. In the beginning there is a pregnant Max who is on "light...
  • Richard Derus
    2017-04-09
    Rating: 4* of fiveOh happy, happy sigh. Series book reading is a special corner of the larger literary marketplace. A serial series-book reader craves the comfort level of familiar faces but requires that story still take place, therefore tribulation and torment and so on be inflicted on our pals.It's a little like being married, or as I recall that exceedingly unnatural institution anyway: Fun is had in the schadenfreude of the moment of maximum...
  • Emma
    2018-03-02
    What to say.?! By this point in the series you must enjoy the mad shenanigans, quick- wit repartee, the way everything seems better after a cuppa and just plain FUN that these books are. I did!
  • Moonkiszt
    2019-06-17
    #7 of her crazy series with the St. Mary's crew. . . .I love these. If you are looking for sense and seriousness, you may experience allergic reactions. If you want laughs, time jumps through history and relationship, momentary shots of adrenaline with equally quick resolutions, you will like this. It is a series with books / shorts between actual numbers (3.5, 2.75, etc) and you make need to get creative to find them, but it is worth the effort ...
  • Maria Dimitrova
    2018-03-04
    Buddy Read with the Honorary Historians of BB&B.The way this started made me chew my nails for about half the book. And then just as I was taking a breath and despairing of what my manicurist is going to say next time I have an appointment things somehow managed to get worse. By this time I should have known better as to let my guard down. If you've gotten to this point of the series, you're already familiar with the rather formulaic way the plot...
  • Robin (Bridge Four)
    2018-03-10
    This series has really grown on me which is sorta amazing since at book 3 I was totally ready to give up on the entire thing. Not only have the plot lines gotten significantly better but the author has figured out how to cause drama in the story without making the love interest characters have some detrimental communication driven catastrophe befall them.The best part of this story for me has always been the moments in time that the characters go...
  • Alexandra
    2015-11-22
    Can't wait for the next one!
  • Kaitlin
    2017-02-10
    King Arthur, stealing swords, a whole load of bad luck, and time travel. What more could you wish for in a jolly good book? This series continues to enchant and charm me and this book was just so much fun. I found myself really getting into the story twists and there were many fabulous character moments which made me smile and even outright laugh (which doesn't happen that often tbh!)Once more we're following Max, but this time she and her team h...
  • Michael Campbell
    2018-12-20
    This is probably the wittiest book in the series since the first couple installments. I'm getting over the plot holes at this point, because let's be honest, there's not a bit of fiction on time travel without plot holes. The history in this book actually taught me a few things I didn't know, and I also felt some suspense in the plot. She's obviously witty and clever, and I found myself chuckling fairly often. It's hard to review a book in a seri...
  • Courtney
    2016-11-08
    This will be an entire review from books 1-7, excluding the Novellas. Overview: This was an enjoyable series and I highly recommend if for people that like historical fiction. While the series was interesting and refreshing, it had some faults that made me rate it a three stars out of five stars. I do have more "negative" things to say about the book, but that shouldn't deter anyone from reading them. Good: Jodi Taylor did a splendid job capturin...
  • Veronique
    2016-08-18
    Another great instalment in the Chronicles, or should I say Tribulations, of St Mary’s. This time we get a quick look at Arthur and even visit Stonehenge. As entertaining as these historical visits are, it is really the characters that time and again win you over, and their interactions with each other. That and Taylor’s writing skill. Yes, she entertains you with humour and thrilling scenes, throwing you relentlessly from one thing to anothe...
  • John
    2016-08-17
    Another good 'un, with moments scary and hysterically funny. Taylor really knows how to build suspense in both types of situation. I'll admit that I had my fingers crossed at one point that she wasn't going to go for a dark resolution....should have known better.Quotable quote:Pathetically hopeful, she said, 'Am I a historian?' 'Well, you're in a pod. You're wearing 13th century clothing stained with someone else's blood. You stink of beer and ho...
  • Melanie (Mel's Bookland Adventures)
    2018-05-17
    My favourite in the entire series
  • Rodrigo Acuna
    2016-12-18
    "The history of decline and commercialisation"Here we go, I will probably offend many Jodi Taylor fans with what I will write, but it must be said, book five was a stretch of plot and humor book seven is just regurgitated pulp, she has nothing new to say, the adventures in the past are repetitive at best and the humor is puerile, not giving the characters any chance to grow or develop. In a crime story at least you get a new crime, here we go int...
  • Denise
    2016-07-16
    Fun antics per usual at St. Mary's. A good series as a palate cleanser between books with intense action or intricately plotted books. Taylor has a gift for funny reparte between characters.
  • Jacey
    2016-05-26
    If you’ve been following my booklogs you’ll realise that I’ve read all seven of the St Mary’s books in the space of just over a week, plus the five available short stories. To say I’ve enjoyed them would be an understatement. The mayhem caused by the time-travelling historians of St Mary’s, disaster magnets all, have been immensely amusing—just plain fun.. To begin with Max and her partners in crime (literally this time) Peterson an...
  • Richard Eyres
    2016-09-04
    Another excellent instalment in the series. A lot of twist and turns in the book - taking us to many historical events. OK, the start of the book was a little shaky - but how we got there was good.The ending is a roller coster - and there is a certain someone i want to see very bad things happen to.The downside is i now have to wait like everyone else for the next book in the series. Good news for Jodi Taylor is that i will be pre-ordering it in ...
  • Karsyn
    2016-03-19
    4/20/17Finally caught up with my re-read before starting book 8. Unfortunately some people at the Facebook group (come join us) have been saying too much so I'm already worried about a few things. But I do look forward to it, then to "The Long and Short of it" in the summer.I saw somewhere someone wondering if this is the last one?! (I know there's the short story) but I hope this isn't the last!! There's still questions and so much history to di...
  • Tracey
    2016-05-05
    I love Jodi Taylor. I love Max. (I also love Zara Ramm.) (It's especially fun to hear her say "Caer Guorthigern".) But the premise of this installment in the Chronicles of St. Mary's is … not what it could be. When Max's team brings back the location of an extraordinary artifact, the information is passed on to Thirsk, St. Mary's funding partner, who promptly and happily recovers it and locks it up for future study. And almost immediately terri...
  • Elisa
    2018-12-10
    It took me a little while to get into this book, but once I was in, I was hooked! Love this series. So madcap and silly, yet very interesting and history really comes to life. Love it.
  • Luisa
    2018-02-05
    More excitement happening at St. Mary's! Always a fun read. Totally hooked :)
  • Josie Jaffrey
    2018-02-24
    Watch The Gin Book Club's video review here: https://www.josiejaffrey.com/single-p...First up: this is another well-written and gripping instalment in the St Mary's series. Read it, you'll love it, and then get all your friends to read it too.Now please indulge me in a pedantic geek-out (which contains spoilers!).As you'll know if you've read my previous reviews on the books in this series (see my review of No Time Like The Past), I've been findi...
  • Stacie Dore
    2018-08-11
    Very solid 4 stars. I know the first book in the series was not fantastic but each book that followed has been excellent. I feel sorry for anyone who gave up after the first. It's scifi kind of but also history. I finish each book feeling like I've run a marathon. I can't put them down. I have to force myself to take a break before the next one.
  • Marjolein
    2016-10-29
    Read all my reviews on http://urlphantomhive.booklikes.com As I'm reading this series, this is currently the last book in the series. I was anticipating some withdrawal symptoms after finishing it, because I read all other books back to back. Lies, Damned Lies, and History was not my favorite in the series. There is a lot of not time-traveling when Max isn't allowed to enter a pod, and even when she is, she is on light duty, meaning no dangerous ...
  • Mike Finn
    2016-07-15
    "Lies, Damned Lies and History" is one of the most accomplished books in the Chronicles of St. Mary's. This is Jodi Taylor at her best: perfect comic timing that highlights rather than hides the stresses, anxieties and evil intents that life keeps throwing at us.As ever, the humour is based on a kind of compassionate fatalism that brings to mind almost outdated words like "Pluck" and "Gumption" and "Intrepidness" or even "Sang Froid" (although th...
  • Kathrin
    2017-02-17
    The amount of messing up is a lot higher in this book than in others within the series. I believe this was actually a great choice by the author because it added a new dimension to the story and you were able to see how the characters grouped together and helped each other out. Despite following many characters I feel strongly about them. Max became a favorite of mine and there's even more to her character when she's together with Leon. Markham w...
  • Sian Bradshaw
    2016-05-06
    Loved it. I was worried the quality of the books would drop as they went on but this is yet another ripping yarn. Taylor is not adverse to frightening the crap out of her characters, or crippling them with poor judgment. Yet another stonker. And if you can read the mathematic formulae section without spraying your coffee over your book/device, then you're a better person than me.
  • Heather
    2016-05-15
    This one was a corker! I don't think I've ever said that about a book before, but it's deserved.Love the entire St Mary's series (and please, start at volume 1, don't you dare read this first).I will say that I'd argue some legal points about the ending. :) But that's just me.Give us more Doctor Taylor!