No Time Like the Past by Jodi Taylor
Published by Accent Press on February 28, 2015
Jodi Taylor’s best-selling series The Chronicles of St Mary is back with a bang…
St Mary’s has been rebuilt and it’s business as usual for the History department.
But first, there’s the little matter of a seventeenth-century ghost that only Mr Markham can see.
Not to mention the minor inconvenience of being trapped in the Great Fire of London…and an unfortunately-timed comfort break at Thermopylae leaving the fate of the western world hanging in the balance.
Re-join Max’s madcap journey through time in Jodi Taylor’s fifth inter-dimensional installment No Time Like the Past.
This book was not fair. You can't just take a reader's emotions and destroy them like that. People are likely to cry when you do that! It's not nice! But you do it anyway, Taylor, and I come back for more.
This series, you guys! It's going to be the end of me, I swear! Let's start with the obvious statement, here. Just like the rest of this series, Taylor knows how to hit you right where it's going to hurt. After five books with these characters, one cares about their well-being. And then, *spoiler alert* someone jumps off a building or characters are found DEAD and DETERIORATED. Just when you get used to that, Taylor happily swings your emotions back the other way with a huge amount of happiness and *spoiler alert* matrimony! Not to mention the reappearance of a certain car and a happy little tree...
On top of the emotional experience, this book contains a wonderful plot. St. Mary's is back at it again. I am so excited to see that Taylor's world building and characterization skills have not suffered even though she's been carrying on a series for this long. Too often, when an author writes the same series for as long as Taylor has, it seems that they start to add things that simply don't fit or exist purely for the sake of continuing the series. If it's done, let it end. Taylor's not done and I'm so glad that she has not let this end. I still have four more books and a new one coming out in 2019! This series is a drug and I am one proud addict!
I would love to stay and write more, but I'm already reading the next book!