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City of Time (The Navigator Trilogy #2)

3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  277 ratings  ·  35 reviews
CATI, THE BOLD Watcher readers met in The Navigator, returns from the shadows of time to summon Owen and Dr. Diamond, for time is literally running out. The moon is coming closer to the earth, causing havoc with weather, tides, and other natural cycles; people fear the world will end. To discover what’s gone wrong, Cati, Owen, and the Doctor must take an astonishing journe ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 24th 2008 by Wendy Lamb Books (first published January 7th 2008)
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Brian Cortes
McNamee, Eoin. City of Time. (2009). The story begins with Owen remembering his struggles in defeating the enemy in book one titled, The Navigator. Owen is an ordinary boy who is responsible for defending peace on earth from evil beings known as the Harsh, that are from another realm and wish to end life on earth. Accompanying Owen on this adventure is Cati, Dr. Diamond, Martha, the Resisters, Silkie, Pieta. Cati is known as the watcher because she watches over the Resisters who are asleep until ...more
this exciting fantasy could probably be enjoyed by a reader who missed the NAVIGATOR. The adventure continued with wildly implausible fantastic acts but kept me turning pages rapidly. Incredible, but after all it is a fantasy.
Chris Speck
Maybe if I was still in third grade it wouldn't have been so tediously insipid.
The storyline was good although a little corny, and the writing style certainly needed improving. The author seemed a little too obsessed with food. It was like...the book would have little description and then suddenly as soon as the characters start eating, the author decides to pack it with detail. Not only that but the characters seemed to eat nonstop. It was like the author was constantly hungry while writing this book. Eating became repetitive for the characters, and not even at proper foo ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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This second book in McNamee's THE NAVIGATOR TRILOGY picks up a year after THE NAVIGATOR left off. Life has been easier for Owen since the defeat of the Harsh, but the Resisters' disappearance once the disaster was taken care of leaves him lonely. His friend, Cati, left to hold the position of Watcher and remain awake while the remainder of the Resisters slumber, feels the same loneliness; she can see Owen, but he cannot see her where she hides in th
[Warning: Spoilers ahead!]

It wasn't too long ago that Owen and his friends from the Resisters stopped the evil Harsh from disrupting the flow of time. Now, Owen and his friend Cati (the new Watcher for the Resisters) sense that something is wrong again with time. It turns out that time is a substance that can be stored, bought and sold, and the Earth is actually running low on time (thanks to the Harsh). Owen, Cati, and their Resister friend Dr. Diamond must try to find the legendary city of Had
I LOVED the cover art for this book. That is all.

The story might have been OK, if the writing didn't bore me to sleep. After a few pages, I felt like I was in the stuffy, musty Workhouse of the Resisters. (See? I did pay attention. I just didn't get hooked. At all.)
What can I say? A continuation of a fantastic story. It's a unique plot and one of the most exciting books I've ever read.
I want to give this book 5 stars because the story line is absolutely incredible, however it's written in a very plain, uninteresting way. I would say I love it but that's not entirely true. I love the idea behind it, but not the book itself. Both the Navigator and The City of Time have the potential of being as big as Percy Jackson and the Olympians if only they were better written. I'm torn between going by the story (which I loved), or the way it was written (which I didn't love). All things ...more
Mauro Hernandez
Watcher readers met in The Navigator, returns from the shadows of time to summon Owen and Dr. Diamond, for time is literally running out. The moon is coming closer to the earth, causing havoc with weather, tides, and other natural cycles; people fear the world will end. To discover what’s gone wrong, Cati, Owen, and the Doctor must take an astonishing journey to the City of Time, where time is bought and sold. There, Owen begins to understand his great responsibility and power as the Navigator. ...more
Aug 01, 2015 Susan rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Perfect Junior High book.
Adventure, not too characters to follow, interesting story line.
I didn't read the first book in the series but I was able to get into this one right away. Interesting concept, running out of time...
I liked Owen and his traveling companions but I had trouble with the dogs. I did like the Yeti and his intelligence.. The museum would have been a great place to do a bit of exploring and maybe a chapter on what it contained.
And saving the world with only 3 minutes left on the clock, whew!
I will watch to see if there is another book after this one, I couldn't real
My god so glad I found it;)
adventurous and fantastic...
We grew sad as we realized we had fewer than 50 pages left. We're ready to start the series over - in order this time. This was an accidental discovery after taking advantage of a library "$10 bag" sale. I will always be grateful, as will my 7-year-old son. The author draws you in with excitement and a flurry. We were left excited, exhausted and from time to time, sad as we ready through the story of these brave children and adults. So many fabulous inventions and concepts. My son was wide-eyed ...more
This is the 2nd book in a trilogy. I found the story line interesting, but the writing was so plain and juvenile. This is a Teen book but I think it could be put on the juvenile shelves. Time is literally slipping away and a kid from our time plus people from another time (who just happen to sleep in a warehouse when not needed to defend time)try to defeat the bad guys who want to destroy time. I think it could have been a better story. I don't think I'll read any of the other books in the trilo ...more
This was the sequel to the Navigator. I liked the first book and I even liked this book, but I had a hard time paying attention. I suppose I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless they loved The City of Ember and other books like that, because it is a little bland and has pretty simple characters. Some characters are very good and some are very bad. No character is rich or complex and I suppose that is why I was a bit bored with it. A hum drum book.
Sequel to The Navigator. Owen is again in a race to save the world when he and the Resisters discover there is not enough time in their world. He also discovers more about what it means to be The Navigator. These books remind me of Jenny Nimmo's Charlie Bone stories in their style and characters. The protagonist is young and impulsive with a desire to right what is wrong. I also think the style is geared particularly to children from about 10 to 13 years.
This is the second in a planned trilogy and I haven't read the first, so it was a little confusing, although there were attempts to explain things. It's a complex story of a society in which time is literally running out. Owen, the grandson of the Navigator who has mapped time, must save the world from the Harsh who want to destroy it. I think if I want to fully understand this world, I need to read the first book.
Sahar Siddiqi
I read this book a year after I first read The Navigator (the first book in the series) and I found it dull. I suppose I had to read The Navigator again and then City of Time in order to like it. And I loved it! I always wondered what Owen's role in the whole thing was, and I finally found out at the end of the book. And I must say, it was a very cool role. I'm off to read the last book in the trilogy!
This sequel was even harder to understand than the first book. At one point at least half a dozen main characters are in different places and the narration keeps switching between them, making it hard to follow the story. The end was a bit too fantastical for me, but I did like the thought of a boat that could sail on time.
Juliann Whicker
I really liked this book on tape. The first book in the series bothered me more, I don't know, didn't really connect to the people in the Workhouse, but this book was fascinating to me. I liked it and am definitely looking forward to the last book. Next vacation maybe:)
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Feb 01, 2011 Redwallcrazy- My God is Healer, Awesome in Power! rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone!
Recommended to Redwallcrazy- My God is Healer, Awesome in Power! by: My Mom
Really enjoyed this one, though I'm not sure if it's just me or did this one end sooner than the first book? I loved everything in it! Very well done, can't wait to read the last book!
could read this even though I didn't read the first in the trilogy. Fun sci fi/fantasy book. interesting ideas. navigating and buying/selling time.
The plot quickly became very convoluted and hard to believe. I just couldn't continue. Too bad, though, because it was an interesting idea.
A little harder to follow than the first, but still a fascinating tale of adventure and battle, with "time" being the prize.
I saw that it was read by Kirby Heybourne... I didn't realize it was book 2. I plan to go back and listen to book 1
Clayton Yuen
A good continuation of the series . . . but a bit draggy when it comes to the action areas.
Enjoyed this one more than the first. I've already started the third.
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McNamee was born in County Down, North Ireland. He was awarded a Macaulay Fellowship for Irish Literature in 1990, after his 1989 novella The Last of Deeds (Raven Arts Press, Dublin), was shortlisted for the 1989 Irish Times/Aer Lingus Award for Irish Literature. The author currently lives in Ireland with his wife and two children, Owen and Kathleen.

He also writes as John Creed.
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