And the Rest Is History (Chronicles of St. Mary's Series #8)

And the Rest Is History (Chronicles of St. Mary's Series #8)

by Jodi Taylor


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The eighth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea.

Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets.

The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s Institute (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea.

You think you’re having a bad day? Max is trapped in the same deadly sandstorm that buried the fifty thousand-strong army of the Pharaoh Cambyses II, and she’s sharing the only available shelter for miles around with the murdering psychopath who recently kidnapped her and left her adrift in time.

She’s no safer at St. Mary’s. Tragedy strikes—not once, but several times—and with no Leon, no Markham, and no Peterson at her side, Max’s personal life slowly begins to unravel. From the Egyptian desert to the Battle of Hastings, and from Bayeux Cathedral to the Sack of Constantinople, Max must race through time to save the ones she loves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597809061
Publisher: Night Shade
Publication date: 07/18/2017
Series: Chronicles of St. Mary's Series , #8
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 134,123
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jodi Taylor is, and always has been, a history nut. Her Chronicles of St. Mary’s, a wild mix of history, adventure, comedy, romance, tragedy, and anything else the author could think of, began as a self-published book entitled Just One Damned Thing After Another. It’s now a bestselling, wildly addictive series.

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And the Rest is History 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've finished book 8 but I don't think the series should have ended with so many loose ends. What happens to Matthew? Does Peterson ever find a new romance? Also, book 8 was so dark I barely made it through. The incident with Helen is one example. Plus I became tired of Ronon. Overall I loved the series and couldn't wait to start the next book. I do think a little less extreme description of the increasingly bloody war scenes would have worked. An epilogue would have been nice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series just gets better and better with each book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had the first of the Saint Mary's books in my library for quite some time and now I'm kicking myself for not reading it sooner. This has become one of my favorite series of all time and I could happily spend all of my days with these characters. The eighth installment is as wonderful as all the rest. I won't be a spoiler but the ending is wholly satisfying. Will there be more? Please?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful reading, just like all these books in the series. I highly recommend to anyone who loved reading the outlander series. Not as much romance here, but it does make brief appearances. The history and adventures are off the charts and you will get to love the characters. Dive in and be consumed by the most fun history has ever been.
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BananaTricky More than 1 year ago
Things take a very dark turn at St Mary's when Clive Ronan reappears with a strange offer of a truce, but when the Time Police are their usual inefficient, interfering selves he vows a terrible revenge on Max. The mood of this novel is very dark, even the time jumps the team undertake are to some of the bloodiest, most violent so far. Watch with Max and the team as Harold (future short-lived King of England) is tricked into taking an oath to support William's (the Conqueror-to-be) claim to the throne of England, watch the massacre of the Vikings at the Battle of Stamford Bridge and then of the Saxons at Hastings. This book tugs at the heartstrings like no other. First we're up, then we're down, then up, then down, It's an emotional roller-coaster from which I've not truly recovered yet. In fact the overall feel is so dark that I had to reread the last few chapters in order to confirm that the book ends on a positive note! Warning, have tissues at the ready. Oh, and enjoy the Terry Pratchett reference.