Sunday, 8 October 2017
The Ship Beyond Time
The Ship Beyond Time by Heilig is the second book of her Girl From Everywhere series.
Some things should not be stolen.
After what seems like a lifetime of following her father across the globe and through the centuries, Nix has finally taken the helm of their time-traveling ship. Her future—and the horizon—is bright.
Until she learns she is destined to lose the one she loves. To end up like her father: alone, heartbroken.
Unable to face losing Kashmir—best friend, thief, charmer extraordinaire—Nix sails her crew to a mythical utopia to meet a man who promises he can teach her how to manipulate time, to change history. But no place is perfect, not even paradise. And everything is constantly changing on this utopian island, including reality itself.
If Nix can read the ever-shifting tides, perhaps she will finally harness her abilities. Perhaps she can control her destiny, too.
Or perhaps her time will finally run out.
1. I enjoy this series partly because it is like a blend of pirates and Doctor Who. I love the concept that as long as you have a map and the map maker believed in the place, you could go there. Plus in this book, the crew of the Temptation meets another Navigator, and begs the question is it really possible to alter history or does it find a way to happen.
2. I loved Kashmir's chapters the most in this book. I found myself wishing that he got more of them. Plus, he poses an interesting question of himself. Since he is from a mythical land, is he really himself or an idea that Nix brought to life. There are definitely some deep thinking moments in this book.
3. Nix, herself, presents interesting character development. She finds out just how much she is like her father in pursuit of saving the one she loves.
4. There are some interesting plot twist in this book, and finding that the words of a predicted future are not always what is expected. I enjoyed the ending of this book, but it does leaving me wondering if this is the end of the series or will there be another book.
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