I liked Ismae's but I liked Sybella's story even more. The second book in the His Fair Assassin-series follows Sybella, another Handmaiden of Death. She tried to flee her old life by coming to the Convent of Saint Mortain but instead was trained to return and retake her place at court as a spy to the Convent. As she's constantly surrounded by danger and betrayal, she'll have to find out just which role Mortain has in mind for her.
Finally catching up with some series. I read Grave Mercy a couple of years ago, but what did I think of it?
New Year’s Resolutions
It’s been awhile. The last 18 months have not – for reasons that I don’t think need any clarification – been easy. As it became clear it was much more of a marathon than a sprint, and combined with some quarantines and isolations, I sort of buried myself in work and lost my pleasure in... Continue Reading →
St Mary’s and the Great Toilet Roll Crisis
GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday I only found out about this very short story now, and you can find it for free on Jodi Taylor's blog (click here)This was great and even more funny than I would have expected it to be. Very short, but fits in perfectly with the series and the crisis and brings back... Continue Reading →
Plan For The Worst
GoodReads ★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday Those of you who have been following my reviews for a while know that I have always been looking forward to the next book in the St. Mary's series. Their time travel - ehm, investigation of major historical events in contemporary time - is always so much fun.However, this book I was... Continue Reading →
Why Is Nothing Ever Simple?
GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday Another Christmas read, this time featuring -among others- swans, Scottish independence and the everlasting mystery that is Markham. It was too short really, but a very nice read. Enjoyed it a lot.I hope Jodi Taylor will continue to find time to write these now that she has the Time Police series as... Continue Reading →
When Did You Last See Your Father?
GoodReads ★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday I like these short stories that are being published in between the main books, but I think I preferred the earlier ones when they were just the kind of crazy action packed little travel pieces that were so much fun to read.This one is from the POV of Leon, and felt like... Continue Reading →
Hope For The Best
GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday I was really Hoping for the Best, since this is one of my favorite series and I truly love the disaster magnets, but especially in the last couple of books, I have not liked all the decisions the series is going.This one is about Ronan. Again. And while I liked to be... Continue Reading →
And Now For Something Completely Different
GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday This has become a Christmas tradition, and the story is usually one of my few pre-orders each year. A short read while waiting for the Christmas dinner.As always, it is fun. But only read this if you are already familiar with the series. This is one of those series that are best... Continue Reading →
Two St Mary’s Shorts
The Chronicles of St Mary's contains many full length novels and novellas as well as a couple of really short stories, two of them I review here. #TimeTravelTuesday GoodReads GoodReads ★★★★ I'm a big fan of Jodi Taylor's St. Mary's series so this very short, free story "Desiccated water" was something I had to read.... Continue Reading →
A Perfect Storm
GoodReads ★★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday A Perfect Storm was just what we needed after And The Rest Is History. It was a much lighter read and more like the earlier works, where Max is more, well, Max. Expect everything you've come to expect from St. Mary's and you won't be disappointed! A Perfect Storm (The Chronicles of... Continue Reading →
And The Rest Is History
GoodReads ★★★ #TimeTravelTuesday It was more than a 3-star read but something I really didn't like so I'm knocking some stars off to show how I felt.Spoilers below where I explain why I had to knock stars off.Okay, so I'm a big fan of the series. I think I've been really clear about that, and... Continue Reading →