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A Second Chance: The Chronicles of St. Mary's Book Three

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4/5 (185 Bewertungen)
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370 Seiten
5 Stunden
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Aug 7, 2014
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9781681468785
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St Mary's is back and nothing is going right for Max. Once again, it's just one damned thing after another. The action jumps from an encounter with a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton to the bloody battlefield at Agincourt. Discover how a simple fact-finding assignment to witness the ancient and murderous cheese- rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC - concussion by cheese. The long awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy ends in personal catastrophe for Max and just when it seems things couldn't get any worse - it's back to the Cretaceous Period again to confront an old enemy who has nothing to lose. So, make the tea, grab the chocolate biscuits, settle back and discover exactly why the entire history department has painted itself blue ...
Herausgeber:
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Aug 7, 2014
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9781681468785
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Über den Autor

Jodi Taylor, International Woman of Mystery, spent some time working undercover for North Yorkshire County Library Service. Heavily disguised as the world's most incompetent Facilities Manager she shifted dead dogs, fell out of mobile libraries, and spent far too much time in the gents' toilets. The idea to re-write history first came to her while studying history A’ level at an evening class. Just One Damned Thing After Another is her first novel and was originally self-published on ebook where it was downloaded by more than 60,000 readers on Amazon. Jodi lives in Gloucestershire. 


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  • (3/5)
    3.5/5 starsI liked this, but I found the plot was all over the place. Too many things happened that didn't seem connected, or felt like they were part of a different story. I still enjoyed the writing and the fun characters. Our main character had a lot of growth - but at times it felt forced, and with the ever changing plot, it just didn't flow well. Hopefully the next book tightens it up.
  • (3/5)
    Dr.Madeleine Maxwell is one of the rare historians who travels back in time to learn the truth of the matter. It's not that time travel is difficult to gain access to, precisely, so much as that it's incredibly dangerous and requires a certain unique point of view. Max loves her job and her coworkers (each with priorities as off-kilter as Max's), and they comprise her whole life. And yet, working for St.Mary's is dangerous, and she's starting to feel a bit too slow and old for her assignments...

    Max's search for a life she can comfortably share with Leon is peppered with some incredibly moving, rousing moments of history and quite a bit of exciting action. These books never fail to move me to tears at one point or another--in this case, numerous times. But there are also a number of "fuck yes!" scenes that made me want to punch the air. I cannot wait to read more of this!
  • (5/5)
    This damned book made me cry. I tear up sometimes, but not cuhry.Dr. Max and her team go on a dream assignment of observing Troy before and not quite after the Trojan war. And ... Taylor's writing is a thing of beauty. She really makes her readers understand what it's like to be in a place. The way the clothes feel, the heat, the dust, sanitation, water, etc. I want to know what her credentials are and what her research process is like because she's good.And then ... well, there's Max and Leon who just ... break my heart. And damn Taylor for writing so well as to make me fell the utter pain and joy in this relationship.There's mayhem, laughter, joy, deep sorrow, revelations, death, and yes, second chances.Anxiously awaiting more from this series.
  • (5/5)
    These books just keep getting better. This one has the fast-paced adventures and plot twists of the previous books, along with the laugh-out-loud humor. But it also has its somber moments - it is a more rounded and mature book than the previous two. This book is also far more about history and time travel than the previous books. It goes into great detail about the Trojan War and the Battle of Agincourt. As a historian (who is often really annoyed by inaccuracies in historical fiction), I really enjoyed these scenes, and found the detail to be interesting.As with the previous two, I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator is perfect.Can't wait to read more!
  • (4/5)
    The third book in the Chronicles of St. Mary's has Madeleine "Max" Maxwell and friends running off to Troy to discover the truth about its fall - was there, in fact, a Trojan horse? As you know if you've read the previous books, history is never so straightforward as the textbooks would have you believe.These ridiculous time traveling historian books are the perfect, hilarious romps to bring on vacation. Max is a bull in a china shop, so you know no matter what she's doing or when she is, there will be adventures through various places and times. I can't really say much about what the book is actually about because to do so would be to give away... well, everything. You spend the first half thinking this will be fairly straightforward and then the next wondering where it's going, and let me tell you I still don't know all the answers. The epilogue is not an epilogue but a massive cliff that appears out of nowhere and leaves you hanging.
  • (4/5)
    In this third installment of the Chronicle of St. Mary's series, Max and her crew of time traveling researchers find themselves in Troy; Agincourt; and Gloucester, England, traveling to the latter location for the origin of the cheese-rolling ceremony. All historical events are thoroughly researched, especially Troy, which comprises the majority of this book. I wonder if Max will ever make a time travel jump without danger. The team's misadventures remind me of each assignment of the television show's team, Scorpion. The novel ends with a second opportunity for a Max and Leon...sort of and a cliff hanger. I guess I will need to read the next in the series to discover what happens in this guilty-pleasure series.
  • (5/5)
    ~~~~~~4.75 Stars~~~~~~

    What an emotional rollercoaster! There is A LOT of history in this book and not all of it is interesting. There was a trip to see Isaac Newton (who turned out to be a bit of a prick) with a really endearing older professor, a trip to witness the ancient yet deadly (sprains, broken bones and one case of CBC) sport of giant cheese rolling, a SUPER exciting/disappointing/surprising and definitely dangerous trip to TROY (heck ya!). There was an unscheduled and surprisingly deadly trip to the Cretaceous (again) coupled with a miraculously bitter sweet reappearance (one of a couple of great plot twists), and last but not least there was a very slow (might I dare say boring) trip to the battle at Agincourt. Just when the book looked like it was going to end off on an extremely sour note, the ending came and leveled my whole St Mary's world. Great Great plot twist in the end. Definitely worth reading all the way through.
  • (4/5)
    I had more difficulties with this, the third of The Chronicles of St. Mary's series. First is the relationship between our heroic couple, Max and Leon Farrell. They never seem to be 'in sync' either in time or in temperament. Way too many (in my mind) ridiculous spats and manufactured discord between the two in an attempt to create dramatic tension. An offhand comment by one sends the other off on a frenzied car ride escape. Really? Someone needs to be slapped upside the head. Second, the various jumps back in time have started to take on an episodic feel. Let's go meet Galileo! I was left wondering how this moved the story forward. Nevertheless, there was much here that still engages. I loved the trip to Ancient Troy. Jodi Taylor managed to bring the assault on fortresses city to true life. Many cliffhangers ensure I will be along for the next installment. What the heck is Taylor doing with herself? Where is that next installment?!
  • (4/5)
    not quite sure of the ending, but love this series
  • (4/5)
    The third in this series involves investigating the fall of ancient Troy: was Helen really there and did a wooden horse really cause all the trouble? These are burning questions for the Historians of St Mary's. Come on! Don't you want to know? The transitions between historical missions and the strife between our heroine Max and her lover, Leon Farrell, are rough and somewhat forced, but this is still a fun read with the requisite villain and crowd-pleasing twists and turns. I am eagerly awaiting the next installment!
  • (5/5)
    I'm working my way through this wonderful series of books and this was the best so far! I loved it and couldn't put it down. Bits of it blew my mind a bit as time travel books often do. Max is back with her team of historians, travelling to Ancient Troy and Agincourt. There is heartbreak in this one and a cliff-hanger of an ending. I'm looking forward to book 4.
  • (5/5)
    The books in this series are so amazing! I love the action, love the characters and plot twists. Can't wait to red the next one!
  • (4/5)
    Ok so this is harder than it should be simply because giving the best score would indicate perfection, and as any average person was brought up to believe “there ain’t no such thing as....” With that said I can without hesitation state the St. Mary’s chronicles are some of the very best reading I have ever had the pleasure of. This includes Tolkien and GRR Martin. before anyone cries blasphemy I will clarify this is my humble opinion. Funny,exciting, compelling and both heart warming and wrenching which is one hell of a balancing act Ms Taylor

    cheers to you and the cups are on me ever we should meet.

  • (5/5)
    Whoa!!! One surprise after another in this book. The usual antics are there but also shocker after shocker. Very much looking forward to the next book in the series.
  • (4/5)
    The power and flexibility of alternate history by traveling through time is that forever can be many choices, Bloody Troy and Agincourt wrapped around Leon's death keeps this story dark throughout but then happiness is usually a rare commodity in real history. The little prehistoric visit does provide a nice little bit of spark. Watching all of your ancestors pass by can be quite humbling.
  • (4/5)
    For some reason, I didn't like this one as much as the previous ones. I found the first half of the book slow but it picked up in the second half. I found the end bewildering with both Leon and Max dead and then ending up in an alternative universe will Leon had survived. Made no sense. Then the author defeats all of the emphasis on not changing history by removing objects or saving people when in the past because isn't that an alternate universe arises?
  • (5/5)
    After a short trip to seventeenth-century Cambridge that nearly goes disastrously wrong, Max fulfils her long-held dreams of visiting first the siege of Troy and then the Battle of Agincourt. But despite their best intentions to simply record and observe, Peterson and Max end up in the middle of the fighting. The title of the book gives an indication of how that plays out ...More so than in previous novels, I felt that comedy and tragedy were walking hand in hand here, with a dark core running beneath the usual good-natured banter and humour. Jodi Taylor makes it clear that history is not about dates, but about the people caught up in events that are often beyond their control. I loved it: I laughed and I cried when reading what my favourite historians got up to this time. Somehow the characters always get under my skin. I thought the descriptions of the siege and the fighting at Agincourt were exceptionally well done and brought home the violence and slaughter of each historical event. I'm not entirely sure about the latest twist (hence the slightly lower rating), but then I remember writing this in my review of the first novel, Just One Damned Thing after Another, after finding out who Mrs Partridge really is. So far this hasn't detracted from my enjoyment of reading the novels at all.I can't wait to start on the next instalment, A Trail through Time.