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Madman's Dance

(Time Rovers #3)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  147 ratings  ·  16 reviews
History is melting down, courtesy of a multi-century plot to bring the Transitive shape-shifters to power. Only Time Rover Jacynda Lassiter can set things back on course, but that will be difficult. She's been abandoned in a Victorian insane asylum with no memory of who she is. Her two Victorian friends are facing equal difficulties: Dr. Alastair Montrose is caught between ...more
Paperback, 387 pages
Published October 6th 2008 by Dragon Moon Press
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Lindsey Duncan
Jul 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
This, the final (?) book in Jana Oliver's Time Rovers series, brings the events of the previous two books to an explosive conclusion - shapeshifters, time travelers, meddlers from a future beyond, anarchists, and all combinations thereof. As with the previous two books, the majority of the action takes place in Victorian London, with some events in "now-time" from the prospective of the time travelers ... well, the point of view characters who time travel ... there's a dizzying amount of crossov ...more
Apr 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Finished the entire trilogy on this date. Do not have or will buy the hard back or paperback, but this trilogy will be reread when I am a bit down and need some escape. I enjoyed the plot, the characters, and bits of interesting facts. I always enjoy a book that makes me wonder if a fact is true. the wonderment causes me to look things up on the net. then I silently curse the author when I travel down the rabbit hole and find related history or facts that spark my interest. loved the fact that t ...more
Rosemary Gillanders
Terrific Book!

I’m not great at reviews But here goes; This is the third in a terrific series on time travel, which surprisingly does NOT confuse the heck out of you, but keeps you intrigued through each of the three books to the end. I gladly compare this author to David Eddings, it is the story is just as well done as the Bulgaria’s.
When I read the first book of the Time Rovers Trilogy, I thought it was going to be a typical historical romance with a mystery and a time travel twist, but still largely a Victorian era romance. I was pleased when it turned out to be stronger on the mystery than the romance, and then a bit mystified when the romance wasn't furthered much in the second book - but happy that there was much more to the story than that. Now in this third book, it totally takes off in a direction I didn't anticipate ...more
Lynn Worton
Feb 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review 6 out of 5 (I give 10 out of 5 for the series!)

This is the third and final book in the Time Rovers series.

History is being threatened by a multi-century plot to bring the Transitive shape-shifters to power. Only Jacynda can set everything back on course, but that will be difficult. She's been abandoned in a Victorian asylum with no memory of who she is. Her friends are also facing adversity. Dr. Alastair Montrose is caught between uncovering the truth, and foes who want it kept hidden. De
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fans
I really enjoyed this book, the last in the series for now as Jana has said at the end of the book that this wasn't the last of Jacynda's story just a rest stop for now!

I love who she finally chose even if it wasn't who I'd hope she'd choose. I thought it was the best choice for her in the end and I hope the guys will find matches and that we will see them in future books (if there are any) as well. After all I still adore Alastair and John! I'd love if Jacynda returned to visit them to find the
This was my least favorite. I had grown quite attached to Keats and Alistair, but they basically faded out in this book and Theo took center stage. I thought it seemed a little forced, so I didn't really get into that. Also, the whole thing with Cynda losing her mind seemed a little off. It didn't fit the story. By the end, I mostly just wanted that - an end.

The books were fun, but I think the whole series could've been about 200-300 pages shorter and been even better. I would've enjoyed the wh
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This picks up right after events in Virtual Evil. Jacynda is broken after the attack and Theo is trying to help her find herself again in 2058.
Back in 1888 the timeline continues to veer off track. Jonathan and Alastair are trying to resolve things but things are taking a turn for the worse and no-one is safe.
Will they be able to set things back on the right path or will our future end because of changes in the past?
Emily Lee
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
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Curt Thomas
Excellent Series, can't wait for more

This is a review of the entire three book series.
First, if you are a fan of BBC America's "Ripper Street" you will feel right at home.
The action is top notch, the drama is real ; the scenery makes you feel like you are there.
I came to care about all the major characters and couldn't wait to get into the next book.
The only thing I didn't like, was that it ended way too soon!
More Jacynda, Theo, Keats & Alastair please
Dec 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
A very satifsying conclusion to Oliver's Time Rover's series. This was in fact my favorite book of the series--the plot was wound so tight and the characters were up against so many dire obstacles that it was very difficult to put the book down when it was time to go to sleep. And although I finished Madman's Dance several days ago now, I still find myself thinking about Jacynda and her friends.... ...more
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was looking for something quite light and easy to read after tackling some epic Ken Follett and Jana Oliver did not let me down. Time travel that puts the heroine right in the middle of Jack the Ripper's Victorian London and into her own mystery. Really enjoyable. I think I'd love to be doing a bit of time tourism myself. Hmmm, where to go? ...more
Erin Mendoza
This series got more and more complicated with each book. It was an interesting story with many twists and turns. Not one of the best series I've read, but I enjoyed it none the less. ...more
William Ritch
Jan 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
The last book really made the whole series work. You can see the writer becoming more sure of herself as she developed the series. Good work, Jana.
Creta Massenge
The hook bowled me over

All right, I was completely sucked in
Erik Buchanan
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book kept me up all night. An excellent read and a great finish to the series!
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Jana Oliver is an international and Amazon bestselling author who lives in Portugal.

Her novels have won numerous awards, including the Prism Award, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Supense as well as the National Readers' Choice Award.

Her books include The Demon Trappers Series and Briar Rose (Young Adult), time travel/historical mystery (The Time Rovers Series) and paran

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