A Symphony of Echoes (Chronicles of St. Mary's Series #2)

A Symphony of Echoes (Chronicles of St. Mary's Series #2)

by Jodi Taylor

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Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that seems to be everyone's cup of tea. In the second book in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, Max and the team visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, withess the murder of Archbishop Thomas a Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches. But they must also confront an enemy intent on destroying St Mary's - an enemy willing, if necessary, to destroy History itself to do it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681468792
Publisher: Accent Press
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Series: Chronicles of St. Mary's Series , #2
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 18,269
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

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.

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One of the best things about our job is that if you live long enough, you get to choose your last jump.

One of the worst things about our job is that, so far, no one has lived long enough to get to choose their last jump.

The last jump is supposed to be a quiet reward – the chance to enjoy a favourite moment in history – to visit Agincourt perhaps, or see Antony and Cleopatra floating down the Nile, or to hear Elizabeth I addressing the troops at Tilbury. To witness some epoch-making event of your choice. To fulfil a lifelong ambition.

In short, it’s supposed to be enjoyable.

It is not supposed to be a whirling nightmare of blood and pain and terror.

It is not supposed to be about savage butchery, mutilation, beheading, and having half your face ripped off.

It is not supposed to be about dying in a blood-drenched pod, trapped with a monster and no way out.

It is not supposed to be about the paralysing horror of seeing your best friend ripped open to the bone and having to put her out of her pain.

It is not supposed to be about being abandoned and never seeing the sun again.

It’s not supposed to be about any of that.

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A Symphony of Echoes 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When I purchased this second book of the Saint Mary's series I thought how can it get any better? Will it become the useless drivel as so many series become? Well fans and fellow book-lovers it's even better! The adventures are brilliant and the characters are exciting and clever and completely engaging. The writer weaves various plots together seamlessly leading down a path of headlong enjoyment. I can't wait to start book 3. As a note...these books are not ridiculously short cliff-hangers. The have a proper beginning, middle and ending so you're not left standing on edge waiting for the next book to come out. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jodi is so darn funny ! I wonder how she is able to keep up her pace .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really loving this series. Can hardly wait to start the third one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pulls you in on the first page and the next thing you know you're reading the epilogue. Got to get the next book!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable romp ala Connie Willis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining, informative, excellently researched. Fun to read!
Tangen More than 1 year ago
action-adventure, time-travel, urban-fantasy, suspense Fast paced and fascinating! I had this in my TBR pile (for 2 years! ) and couldn't believe that I had not reviewed it. Then I realized that I had not even read it! Obviously I rectified that. I love the fast pace and intertwined subplots as well as the interesting characters. No spoilers, the publisher's blurb gives clues. Just suspend disbelief and enjoy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
well written, snipits of spice in all the right places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These characters are so well developed that they feel like family. Great job - couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Max and company are in fine form. While the book is great fun, you absolutely don't want to miss the Dodo hunt. However, you may want to sequester yourself somewhere private before you read the hunt. Innocent bystanders are apt to call the authorities, mistaking your helpless hysteria for insanity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and clever. I have been enjoying this series a lot.
bethieg More than 1 year ago
Oh my God, the Dodo hunt. I was in TEARS.