Introducing The Time Police, the brand-new series by international bestselling author, Jodi Taylor - an irresistible spinoff from the much-loved Chronicles of St Mary's series. Perfect reading for fans of Doctor Who, Ben Aaronovitch and Jasper Fforde.
At some time in the future, the secret of time-travel became available to all. Chaos ensued as people...more
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Doing Time is a new 'spin off' series from the popular historical science fiction St Mary's novels from Jodi Taylor, and follows new Time Police recruits Jane, Luke and a certain Matthew Farrell.
In the not too distant future, the world has discovered time travel. Countries, people and historical events blink in and out of existence as vigilantes seek to remake history to their own advantage. To combat this, the Time Police ...more
The Historian’s relationship with the Time Police has always been precarious and I wasn’t sure if I was going to like a book specifically about them. I mean they are not St. Mary’s and I love all the shenanigans those historians get into.
The Time Police dealt with Time; St Mary’s with History – and each of them regarded themselves as of prime importance and the other as being a menace to society in general.
Still I saw that Matthew was one of the rec ...more
This is the first in a new series about the Time Police. If you've read Jodi's other work you will know that this is a follow-on series to the Chronicles of St. Mary's series and that she's now writing about a di ...more
I thought I would be missing my favorite time-traveling historians who most definitely do not have a clue.
Fortunately, Jodi Taylor hits all the right notes in this spin-off series. I immediately thought I was reading a Police Academy mixed with time travel. And then I realized I was reading a mix of time ...more
I will say, Luke's intro is really grating and ma ...more
In order to stop this, the Time Police were created. An international organisation with near-unlimited powers to perform their duty, to keep the timelines straight. Time travel is now punishable by death, the sentencing of which by the Time Police is now accepted without question.
The work’s not easy and many ...more
More fun from best selling author Jodi Taylor.
Matthew (Max's son) as well as two young people we haven't seen before has entered the training camp at the Time Police. The other two are misfits just like him, with Jane having "destroyed her grandmother's seagull" (yes, it is explained but I don' ...more
The other thing that got my goat was the needless lack of decent female characters - once again we have a plucky team member who is one ...more
This was amazing, funny and original-I cannot wait for more!
The Time Police is a very original and unique story that follows Jane, Matthew and Luke, three people who join the time police for very different reasons, all of whom are seen as weird and likely to fail. Jane joins after breaking her grandmothers seagull (sorry but you will have to read the book to hear more about this event ;D). She is quiet, nervous and anxious and seems extraordinarily unlikely to be particularly useful. Howev ...more
Whilst I enjoyed this first book of the Time Police series and I do recommend it, I do not recommend it to those who have not read The Chronicles of St Marys yet. Chronicles gives you a lot of back story and introduces you to some wild and wacky characters, some of who make an appearance in this novel. This series is an investment but it is one of my favorites.
A spinoff from Chronicles, in case that wasn't obvious, i ...more
I'll read anything by Jodi Taylor, and this one clenches that decision. It's full of laugh-out-loud bits and full-0n Brit humor, as well as some sweet family moments. Highly recommended for those who loved ...more
1. Have you read the rest of the St. Mary's books?
If the answer is YES, then you will read this but maybe not like it very much, primarily because the characters just aren't that engaging. You have who I guess is the lead character, who is an extreme introvert with anxiety issues. You have who I guess is the other lead character who is a rich snot whose character arc you can see a mile away. You have Matthew Farrell, who doesn't take after his pa ...more
I was reading this book to take break from rereading Wheel of Time (because I read them too fast) but it didn't impress me. I guess because it was marketed as a perfect book for fans of Doctor Who (which I most certainly am) I had my expectations set too high.
The only interesting thing (apart from the cover which is dope) was the concept: humanity has developed time travel, and humans being humans, we messed everything up, even after time travel is made illegal. Unfortunately, ...more
Doing Time, the first of the Time Police series was no different. I really enjoyed the appearances of St. Mary’s as well as the trainees themselves develop and do Time policing their way. Possible the shortest 480 pages I’ve ever read!
Although he plays a low profile, Matthew is teamed with two other trainees, hand ...more
Because of my eye problems, I listened to the audio, narrated by the familiar voice of Zara Ramm.
Some of the things I loved were the dialogue. This book had me chuckling quite a few times. The dialogue was very witty and was very much my sense of humour.
I really enjoyed exploring the different points of history and time we got to visit and our characters' reactions to being in that environment. I did feel like I was there with them which was very good.
I loved exploring the Time Police organisation itself I ...more
I'm guessing most people who are interested in reading 'Doing Time' are up to date with the Chronicles of St Mary's ' series - I've only read the first 3. I am enjoying them immensely and thought I'd try this spin off... Yes, I'm an idiot! To any in the same position as myself, I would catch up with CoSM and then start this. There are a few 'spoilers ' so bear that in mind.
Matthew, Luke and Jane are groupe ...more
Habitually tongue-tied when asked to talk about herself, she gets round this by describing herself as tall, incredibly beautiful, witty and technically proficient.
The Chronicles of St Mary's -
Just One Damned Thing Aft ...more