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The Navigator (The Navigator Trilogy #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  684 Ratings  ·  77 Reviews
Young Adult. 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 ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published January 9th 2007 by Wendy Lamb Books (first published 2006)
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Akshay Pednekar absolutely it's worth reading it's starts with a new fantasy world like world within world so it takes time to get familiar with the terms in the book…moreabsolutely it's worth reading it's starts with a new fantasy world like world within world so it takes time to get familiar with the terms in the book but after reading few chapters you start enjoying it it's a good read (less)

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Hillary
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
This was one of those books that taught me a lot about my own writing. The first word that comes to mind regarding this book is, "yikes". This slow-to-start book gave me shivers with it's ill-written grammatical errors and awkward plot points. I managed to ignore enough of that to move easily enough through the story. Of course, the poorly coordinated accents, speech, dialect and idioms frustrated me time and time again as apparently the author thought that just leaving words out made various pe ...more
Linda
Jun 26, 2012 rated it it was ok
I swear that I need to lay off these time warp books! First of all, I thought that the author was the guy who wrote the Artemis Fowl books since the first name, Eoin, is the same. (I love that series) Not. This book had a LOT of flaws and didn't make much logical sense to me. I don't think that the author thought this time stuff out very well. In the story, time is hurtling backwards caused by these frozen beings called The Harsh. Why? When this happens, and it has happened before, a group of sl ...more
Mauro Hernandez
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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. After reading this book, it made me go straight to Barnes and Noble and buy the next book in the trilogy.
Karlan
Mar 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: age 9-12
If you know any 9-12 year olds who need a new, exciting fantasy, this is a good one. The Irish author has published adult books previously. Young Owen is called on to save the world from those who want to make time go backwards to a period before humans. The twists and turns and scary villains make this a page turner.
Engel Dreizehn
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very decent an sophisticated fantasy with surrealist bend being the story's themes deal with ancient forces that weave with the very fabric of time. How descriptions of the effects of time being messed with is also interesting to read. I found these ancient forces both the bad and good kinds interesting....being ancient they names very much, blatantly describing their nature, "The Long Women" for her presence and wisdom, and "The Harsh", for being very harsh indeed.
Gretchen
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
slow
Connie Hendryx
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this as an audiobook...there were parts that seemed rather hard to believe, but still it was a good 'read.'
El-jorro
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
Bookworm Speaks!

The Navigator by Eoin McNamee

****

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
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.com

Owen is ostracized by the other children around him for his father's death long ago, a presumed suicide that resulted in his mother being thrown into a haze of depression from which she cannot escape. By his young teens, he's quietly self-reliant, managing the house on his own and taking care of his mother who is forgetful and not always lucid. He spends his time wandering around the terrain outside of his house, by a river and an abandoned old buil
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Ryne Steinacker
Feb 04, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: engl-420
[Warning: Spoilers ahead!]

Required Category(ies) Satisfied: Fantasy

This novel operates on an interesting--though not wholly original--premise. Young Owen's sad and humdrum life is changed when he learns that a secret society called the Resisters, long asleep, has awakened to protect the world, and that he has a special destiny to help them--Hm! Kind of like Will Stanton and the Old Ones in Susan Cooper's series The Dark is Rising. Owen and his new friends from the Resisters must protect The Work
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McNamee 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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Other Books in the Series

The Navigator Trilogy (3 books)
  • City of Time (The Navigator Trilogy, #2)
  • The Frost Child (The Navigator Trilogy, #3)