The Navigator

by Eoin McNamee
Series: The Time Trilogy #1
348 pages, Science Fiction
Reviewed by bookRacoon

A fun read for lovers of sci-fi or fantasy.


Owen the Navigator, a boy from Earth, falls through a time vortex and meets a group of people called the Resisters. He joins them in their fight against the Harsh, an evil race seeking to destroy time itself. Owen and the Resisters go on a journey to the North to try to find and destroy the Puissance, a machine that sucks up time.


A classic story about a battle between good and evil. There is a spy among the Resisters, and this spy was someone very trusted. The good and bad characters are very distinct.

Spiritual Content

There is no magic or spells. In this book, time is a thing that can be measured and stored.


There are several fights throughout the book; these are not described graphically. Owen's father is said to have committed suicide.

Drug and Alcohol Content

Some people drink beer and get drunk. Drinking is not continually mentioned throughout the book.

Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content

The characters curse, d--n is used half a dozen times, otherwise the words themselves are not mentioned


An awesome read for those who like adventure, sci-fi, or fantasy books; it's action-packed and moves quickly, and there are no dry places. Though it does have some mentions of swearing and drinking, they are not blatant and do not seriously detract from the story as a whole.

Fun Score: 5
Values Score: 4
Written for Age: 11-12

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