Exposition is great and all, but does it not bother you, Gwendolyn, that they don't mention why in the 16th century they made a secret time traveling machine which wasn't figured out until the 18th century? Not even a little bit? Hell, it's bothering me that the Chronograf came without an instruction manual.
I read a review of the series where the reader felt the series could have been crammed into one very long, but more succinct, book. I am beginning to feel the tediousness, and am tiptoeing around 'boredom'. Hmmmm. We're half-way through the book, more than! Why has it taken this long for the story to get going?
Well. Back to it, then.