Monday, January 21, 2019

Review: A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor

About the Book

Published by Accent Press on July 24, 2014

GoodReads Description

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 forced to take refuge at St Mary’s – where new dangers await them.

As usual, there are plenty of moments of humour, but the final, desperate, Battle of St Mary’s is in grim earnest. Overwhelmed and outnumbered and with the building crashing down around them, how can St Mary’s possibly survive?

So, make sure the tea’s good and strong…

My Thoughts

Jodi Taylor's done it again!  I am so in love with this series!  This book was definitely no exception to that rule.  It is so hard to believe that I'm over halfway through this series!

Once again, Taylor's ability to build a world is absolutely phenomenal!  This time, her work was definitely cut out for her!  Many of the characters had different roles than in any of the previous novel.  She made sure that each character did a good job but still seemed out of place in this new role. By the end of the book, everyone was back where they should be!  This definitely showed how much more sense life makes for everyone when Max and Leon are back at St. Mary's where they belong.

Taylor definitely did not spare my emotions in this novel. Luckily, they were mainly happy tears.  I was so excited to see several characters who had died in previous novels come back.  Additionally, they were in much better shape than the previous books and were ready to jump!  I was so happy to be reunited with my old friends.

I'm here trying to think of something I didn't like about this book.  The ONLY thing that comes to mind is that in order for Max to die in this world, she'd needed to make some very non-Max decisions.  I felt like this left a decent sized plot hole, but one that could be looked over.

I'm so excited to share my review of the next book soon!

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