by Jana Oliver

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BN ID: 2940013264618
Publisher: Nevermore Press
Publication date: 10/09/2011
Series: Time Rovers Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 984,129
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jana Oliver admits a fascination with all things mysterious, usually laced with a touch of the supernatural. An eclectic person who has traveled the world, she loves to pour over old maps and dusty tomes while rummaging in history’s closet for plot lines. When not writing, she enjoys Irish music, Cornish fudge and good whiskey.

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Sojourn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BookAddictDiary on LibraryThing 4 months ago
When I had the opportunity to read Jana Oliver's Sojourn, I jumped at the opportunity -even before I had any idea what the book was about. Aside from the fact that I just love books, I also have recently fallen in love with Oliver's Demon Trappers series, so it's hard for me to say no to any of her other work. However, I'm always careful when it comes to delving into an author's past titles. While such an expedition can turn up unexpected gems, it can also turn up some titles that were just not as good.Fortunately, I'd say Sojourn is one of these unexpected gems.Sojourn straddles two different worlds: a futuristic world where an organization openly allows time travel, and time "tourists" are somewhat common, all policed by the time rovers -and the dark world of late 19th century England on the eve of the Jack the Ripper murders. Jacynda, also known as Cynda, is given the mission of retrieving an overdue tourist who has gone missing just before the murders begin. Cynda quickly finds that her mission isn't as easy as it seems, and that she must unravel the secrets of one of London's most famous serial killers, and how he is connected to the time rover organization.While I must admit that I wasn't completely expecting something like this from Oliver (especially with such a strong Dr. Who vibe!), but I still found it enjoyable to read. Oliver does an excellent job of painting an accurate and well-constructed picture of 19th century London that is incredibly well-researched and tightly woven. Oddly enough, the futuristic setting wasn't as vivid or as well put together, and at times was very hazy for me, so I desperately wanted to get back to London and back into the fascinating webs of the Whitechapel underground.Though Sojourn isn't quite as polished as the Demon Trappers series, it's a wonderful, creative series that's a fun adventure that fans of Oliver's other novels will enjoy.
ldyanduril on LibraryThing 4 months ago
A truly excellent book. The characters are great, their dialogue reads true. The descriptions are detailed and fully immerse you into the Victorian era. A very well crafted novel. One so good I stayed up till 2:00 some nights while reading it. This is a book I would reccomend with out any hesitation to anyone who enjoys a good mystery, a strong heroine, and a damn good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bouncing between a future in which time travel has become a rich person's indulgent vacation and a trip to the past gone wrong in Jack the Ripper-era White Chapel, England, this series will keep you guessing and eager for more! Highly plausible and well thought out fantasy.
Emiwee24 More than 1 year ago
Although it took slightly longer to get into than some other reads, I enjoyed the book very much. The book has some mystery, history, and supernatural elements that become seamlessly woven together by the end of the book. The setting and language of the main time period are very well portrayed and the characters are not who they seem to be at first appearance. I would have enjoyed a bit more romance (there was some, yay!), however I was thankful to find a book that does not have to use a lot of bad language and sex scenes to be entertaining. This book is packed with "meat", not "fluff" and very well worth the time it takes to read. I also felt the book had many original elements. I just bought the second book in the series and can't wait to start it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Sojourn is a terrific book. The characters are charming and realistic. The writing is very good and takes you from future to the past without taking you away from the characters. It is almost as though Jana has been in 1888!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jacynda Lassiter is a Time Rover on mission. Find a missing ¿tourist¿ and bring him back to 2057 before he changes history. A simple task? Not quite. The time period is Victorian England. The place none other than the infamous Whitechapel District. And she¿s been deposited into this maelstrom just before the Ripper¿s killing spree. In addition to the horrendous conditions that abound in Whitechapel, messy streets, prostitutes, thugs, the Ripper, mysterious shape-shifters lurk about, making friend and foe indistinguishable. Jacynda has entered a very dangerous world. A world that will suddenly make her ¿assignment¿ become even more dangerous when a fellow Time Rover is killed. Now it becomes personal and Jacynda will not rest until she finds out who the murderer is. Could it be the Ripper? With the aide of two Victorian gentlemen, who have secrets of their own, Jacynda tries to find her ¿tourist¿ and uncover the identity of the murderer of her fellow Rover. This is an intriguing new novel from Jana G. Oliver. Ms. Oliver has painted a clear picture of Victorian England at the time of the Ripper Murders. The reader will quickly get the feel for the time and place. The vial nature of this world will certainly hold the reader¿s attention, as Ms. Oliver¿s tale brings one face to face the harsh realities of 19th century England. One will understand Dr. Montrose¿s passionate desire to help the poor unfortunates of Whitechapel and his friend, Jonathan Keats¿ driving force to undercover clues to find the anarchists bent on bringing down the English government. Jacynda and her two gentlemen friends quickly become involved in more dangers than they can imagine. This is quite a time travel, shape-shifter, mystery. Jana Oliver is becoming quite a wordsmith in her own right. Keep an eye on this lady. She¿s on the rise in the literary world. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading this book, I was shocked and appalled that the author would simply plaigiarize from a Hollywood movie, "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey". The premise of this novel is exactly the same, a woman named Jacynda Lassiter goes back in time, a la Doctor Who, and meets up with Jack the Ripper in 1888. Not a very original concept and already done to death both in feature films and on television. Not recommended whatsoever!