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Concerned with the flow of time and an evil group trying to destroy it. The Navigator is the boy "chosen to save the world"

Concerned with the flow of time and an evil group trying to destroy it. The Navigator is the boy "chosen to save the world". but it picks back up and finishes off well.

The Navigator is the first book in the Navigator trilogy by Eoin McNamee. It was published in 2007 by Random House. The trilogy was written for young adults and includes: The Navigator, City of Time and The Frost Child

The Navigator is the first book in the Navigator trilogy by Eoin McNamee. The trilogy was written for young adults and includes: The Navigator, City of Time and The Frost Child. A boy named Owen finds out that a mysterious entity, the Harsh, is making time go backward. The Harsh are mysterious vaporous, faceless beings, all in white, that can glide effortlessly across the landscape and freeze people.

Eoin McNamee The Navigator. The Navigator Eoin McNamee. Owen's ordinary life is turned upside-down the day he gets involved with the Resisters and their centuries-long feud with an ancient, evil race. The Harsh, with their icy blasts and relentless onslaught, have a single aim – to turn back time and eliminate all life.

Eoin McNamee brings us a good first venture into the realm of middle-reader speculative fiction. One of the books i read in the summer was The Navigator by Eoin McNamee. This book is about a kid named Owen whose world around him is moving not into the future but into the past. There are elements of Philip Pullman and Garth Nix here, and it also reminded me a bit of Jeanette Winterson's recent children's novel, Tanglewreck. Owens only hope of seeing his family again is to stop the world from going back in time by destroying a machine that is hidden away.

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Owen turned to Cat but she was staring into the woods, her face a mast of fear  . It's up to him to become involved in a battle between the Resisters and their old enemies the Harsh. A powerful fantasy for middle school leisure readers builds swift action upon strong characterization: this plus vivid cover art makes it a fine pick middle school collections will find popular.

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Her hands and legs were frozen and useless. She made to move forward, but her legs gave way and she fell onto her knees. Frantically, she tried to twist and throw off her attacker, but it was no use. As she struggled, she was aware of a ghostly shape, bent over her. Suddenly the pressure eased slightly. Then Pieta heard a female voice, harsh and gravelly and full of dark authority. You said to the boy the debt of your children you have repaid.

This is the first children’s book by Eoin McNamee, the Northern . It may be too easy to interpret the war in The Navigator as a metaphor for the conflict between the Irish (the Resisters) and the British (the Harsh) in Northern Ireland.

This is the first children’s book by Eoin McNamee, the Northern Irish writer of political thrillers who is best known for his debut novel, Resurrection Man, set amid the violence of Belfast in the 1980s. The imagery could apply to tyranny anywhere. But the novel goes beyond tiresome allegory and becomes a riveting tale of good and evil. McNamee’s style is refreshingly taut and spare, full of active verbs.

скачать книгу бесплатно. Her head slumped back again. Contessa looked grimly satisfied, as if any question about Owen had been decisively answered. The Sub-Commandant swept Cati up into his arms and walked away swiftly. He did not look back. I must make up my mind about this, Chancellor said heavily.

Owen turned to Cat but she was staring into the woods, her face a mast of fear. Far off, but moving closer, were two figures, both white, both faceless, seeming to glide between the trees. "The Harsh" whispered Cati."They're here."One day the world around Owen shifts oddly: Time flows backwards, and the world and family he knew disappear. Time can only be set right when the Resisters vanquish their ancient enemies, the Harsh. Unless they are stopped, everything Owen knows will vanish as if it has never been...And Owen discovers he has a terrifying role to play in this battle: he is the Navigator.From the Hardcover edition.

Comments: (7)

Enone
This is the type of fantasy/adventure that requires an almost constant stream of exposition to keep it up in the air. Everyone has to keep explaining and describing everything to everyone else. The upshot is that the book often feels like a guided tour through an outline for a book. If you like lots of gadgets and twists and vehicles and vaguely outlined good guys and bad guys this could be a hit.
Fenrinos
This book is very good and very suspenseful. I read this for school and I wasn't excited to read this and now I'm going to read the next book.
Justie
This novel is about a young boy who finds himself in a very strange situation.

Owen's father committed suicide, and people around town whisper that Owen will follow in his father's footsteps. Mom has sunk into a fog of depression. In Owen's forest hideaway, there is a huge flash, and everything has changed. Geographically, Owen is in the same place, but everything, and everyone, that he knew is gone. A person called the Sub-Commandant tells Owen that a rag-tag group of humans called the Resisters are at war with ethereal beings called the Harsh. They have succeeded in causing time to run backwards. The intention of the Harsh is to go back to a time before humans, take over Earth, and turn it into a frozen wasteland.

Some of the Resisters think that Owen is a spy for the Harsh, or, at minimum, a collaborator. Before he died, Owen's father played a significant part in causing the war. The only way to end the war, and to get time going in the right direction, is to bring a special piece called the Mortmain, to the Puissance, or Great Machine, far to the north. Then Owen must go down into the earth a great distance, and place the Mortmain in the right spot. Naturally, the Harsh will be waiting. Does Owen succeed? Does Own even survive? Is everything restored to the way it was?

As you may have guessed, this is a young adult novel, and, as such, it is pretty good. There are good characters, and plenty of action. Older young people, and adults, will also like this book.
Mall
Bookworm Speaks!

The Navigator by Eoin McNamee

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The Story: One day the world around Owen shifts oddly: Time flows backwards, and the world and family he knew disappear. Time can only be set right when the Resisters vanquish their ancient enemies, the Harsh. Unless they are stopped, everything Owen knows will vanish as if it has never been...And Owen discovers he has a terrifying role to play in this battle: he is the Navigator.

The Good: At first glance, this book can seem like an ordinary youth adventure story. It has all of the ingredients. Outsider kid who doesn’t fit in, turns out he has an extraordinary destiny waiting for him and gets swept up in a new dangerous world. Not an incorrect formula, but one has to work hard to make their particular version of this story unique. In this case, the author did work hard to make his vision unique.

Bookworm is not entirely sure but he has read several books by Irish authors, like Eoin McNamee, and he has noticed a common theme. Irish authors tend to focus on more ethereal concepts in their writing. It not is that hard to come to that conclusion. Ireland is an ancient land, steeped in history and legend, and the people who live there are breed of their own. The stories they tell are more about emotions and abstractions. This is evident in the Navigator. There is not a lot of exposition in the text, it is more feeling and imagery. This sets it apart from other books in this genre as youth fiction tends to be very straightforward. This is a fact and not a positive or negative. This creates a novel that is more about feel rather than thought which makes it contrast in a pleasing way with many adrenaline junkie festivals that make up a large percentage of youth fiction.

The illustrations contained in the book are very nice and allow the reader a glimpse into the world that the author is attempting to show us. Emphasis is given to the various vehicles Owen encounters which are very creative.

The Flaws: Creativity is a virtue but it can be a double edged sword if one is not careful. In the case of this book, the author was not careful. The story makes no sense. You get an inkling of a coherent story near the beginning but it all fall’s apart once the main plot gets going. It just moves from one scene to the next.

Vague is the best word that popped into the mind of Bookworm while perusing this tome. As stated above, this book is about feeling, but it feels too much to be of any real consistency.

Owen gets little to no characterization. He is caught up in the rapids of his situation and does little to affect his environment. Neither to the rest of the characters. There is next to no inklings of the character’s motivations except for some ill-defined reason of time flowing backward.

Feeling is good but it his difficult to convey in the written word, and you need a little exposition in order to pull it off. Maybe Bookworm did not read it as well as he should have but most of this book just passed in front of his eyes and made very little impressions.

Time travel is a common speculative fiction motif but it needs to be done carefully. It not, it becomes confusing and turns away the reader, which is exactly what occurs here. It is very difficult to follow what exactly is happening in the book and what exactly is happening to the time stream.

Final Verdict: A lot of potential could have explored hear, but ultimately its lofty ideals were wasted on poor execution.

Two out of Five Stars

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The Navigator download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Eoin McNamee
ISBN: 0375939105
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books; First Edition; First Printing edition (January 9, 2007)