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 sought to take advantage. Because there will alwa...more
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 comb ...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.
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
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
Apparently the TP have their very own DM’s, known as Team Weird. I enjoyed seeing Matthew on his own, without ...more
If you enjoyed Jodi Taylor's Chronicles of St Mary's series then I'm sure you'll love this new series too.
For centuries the Time Police have brutally stopped any time travel, the last ditch attempt to stop the universe imploding from the meddling in history of corporations, countries and individuals who just want to know Saturday's winning lottery numbers. But now the major threat has gone the Time Police find themselves dinosaurs, the proverbial sle ...more
As a long time St Mary's fan, I was extremely excited to be approved for the first Time Police spin-off. Although enjoyment of this book is greatly heightened by a more in-depth acquaintance with Max et al, it's not necessary in order to appreciate the story.
Jane, Luke and Matthew are entertaining and unlikely recruits for the Time Police, and their escapades are gripping and amusing. It' ...more
As an author, Taylor is a roller-coaster ride of terror interrupted by chortles of glee. There's some pathos in there too. Lovely. A joy.
So glad we get another series spinning off the St. Mary's group. Loved the new and returning characters and can't wait to see where the madness takes them next.
So, the secret of time travel isn't anymore; a secret that is. It's available to all, and ...more
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 th ...more
This time the focus is on the Time Police. Whilst the St Mary's books are all about historians jumping back in time to investigate historical events, the Time Police are employed to keep the timeline straight, to ensure that nothing messes up time. We are introduced at the beginning to three brand new recruits: Jane ...more
Jane, Luke and Matthew are new recruits at the Time Police…
Jane is quiet but thoughtful and has joined up after smashing her grandmothers seagull.
Luke, arrogant and thoughtless is the son of a very wealthy man and has been forced to join, by his dad, after the Tannhauser incident !
Matthew, well known to St Mary’s due to a family connection, is very, ...more
Another fine St. Mary’s, well the Time Police, novel. This one follows Matt Farrel, and two new, and exciting characters, Luke and Lockwood. (Sorry it sounds better then Luke and Jane). Hmm, that’s kind of like Singing in the Rain, isn’t it? Lockwood and DuMont, silly....
It is a great story, and a wonderful introduction to the a Time Police’s Team Weird. Oh, and our friends from St. Mary’s, the past and future, join in for a time. A time? ...more
This is the first in a new series, The Time Police, which is a spin-off of her highly popular Chronicles of St. Mary’s.
“A long time ago in the future, the secret of time travel became known to all. Everyone seized the opportunity - and the world nearly ended. There will always be idiots who want to change history.
And so, the Time Police were formed. An all-powerful, 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.
I loved Doing Time. It was the perfect mix of humour, serious plot, character development and setting.
I laughed out loud, got caught up in the history, willed Luke, Matthew and Jane to become a team and loved being along for the ride.
The characterisation in this novel was one of its strengths, I instantly wanted to cheer Jane on, for Matthew to find his place and for Luke to become ...more
Aside from introducing some great new characters, and making me hate the Time Police a little less (ok, a lot less,) there were exactly the right number of familiar faces and names to make nearly every scene from about halfway onward practically hum with excitement, humor, action, and surprise. Max was, as always, fantastic, and equally invaluable, but becoming reacquainted with her entire team when I hadn’t expected to was ...more
The Time Police: An organisation who's job it is to keep the timeline straight: Team 236 (Team Weird) 3 recruits who don't quite fit.
This is a spin-off to Jodi Taylor's Chronicles of St Mary's series. I have to say I haven't read any of them and apart from a few references, I didn't feel I was missing anything (I do now want to read that series though!)
I am a huge fan of the St. Mary’s series, and I have never been disappointed by any of them. On the contrary, I find every book and short story to be engrossing, entertaining, and highly addictive.
So it is a momentous statement from me to declare this to be the best one so far! Jodi Taylor is a master of characterization. The brief return of several St. Mary’s characters at one point in the novel is especially notable because their characters are revived in the reader ...more
It takes true talent to cause a reader to laugh, cry, growl in frustration, pace, throw a book down and grab it back up again....and only Jodi Taylor can make that happen in one paragraph. Relatable characters, real issues, tongue in cheek moments and a real talent for making history so vivid are Jodi's hallmarks and they are all present here. Readers of her St. Mary's books may have worried that they would find a book about 'the bad guys' to be hard to enjoy, but the new cha ...more
The book may have started a bit slow (at least for me) and it took maybe ...more
It's a great and funny read, full of the usual humour that marks Jody Taylor's book.
It can be read as a stand alone but I think it can be fully appreciated if you read the Chronicles as it gives you a better idea of the world building and Matthew's background.
This novel is a page turner that will make you laugh out load and turn pages as fast as you can.
There's a lot of satire in this book ...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 -