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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 journeCATI, 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 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....

Title : City of Time
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ISBN : 9780375839122
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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City of Time Reviews

  • Akshay Pednekar
    2019-03-19 18:07

    it a page turning book from Eoin McNamee. i was looking forward to read it because i enjoyed the The Navigator so much don't know why this book is not much famous. as the book goes it creates its own universe which blends in our world.

  • Karlan
    2019-02-27 22:49

    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
    2019-03-01 23:12

    Maybe if I was still in third grade it wouldn't have been so tediously insipid.

  • LookPear
    2019-03-14 18:08

    This is about a town that time was acting weirdly, they had to go on an adventure to somehow get the time to be back to normal.

  • Ryne
    2019-02-25 18:48

    [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 Hadima--a place where they can literally buy the Earth some more time--before the space-time distortions on Earth cause the moon to crash into it. They are joined en route by Rosie, a rakish (and, in my opinion, slightly stereotypical Victorian/"steampunk") girl from Hadima, and they will have to use all of their wits and ingenuity now that Hadima is under the control of the Harsh.I've mentioned in a previous review that this series has some problems with plot holes. City of Time introduces a sea of plot holes, some of them easy enough to skip around, but others so large that they left me scratching my head. There was also a little bit of retconning involved. All of this together left me scratching my head often, wondering if I had somehow missed so many important details in the first book and earlier in this text. Not so; McNamee just didn't bother to tie up the ends neatly.The biggest plot hole and inconsistency, of course, is the basic premise of the novel: that the Earth will be destroyed by a shortage of time, and that the city of Hadima (which buys and sells time) can correct the problem. I never quite understood how the Earth had lost its time, unless this was connected to the Puissance in The Navigator (the prequel to this book). The time loss certainly shouldn't have occurred because of the Harsh's control of Hadima, because--as was mentioned several times--all connections between the Earth and Hadima had been closed off long ago, so the fact that the Harsh were buying up all of Hadima's time shouldn't have affected the Earth anyway. (If this did affect the Earth, it was never explained how.) And just why does Hadima sell time, anyway? Or perhaps more accurately, what do people buy time for? The novel's approach--ignoring the question with a "they just do" attitude--was frustrating to me, as it lent too much storybook simplicity to the novel's world. Besides, there would have been a lot of richness realized had McNamee explored that avenue more: time-powered machines and devices, perhaps. But alas, we shall never know.While McNamee's control of the plot leaves much to be desired, however, certain scenes shine out brightly from the novel. The Dogs, a pack of feral wolf-like children, are vividly described in detail that somewhat unnerved me--I wouldn't want to meet one of them in a dark alley! The protagonists' romp through the Museum of Time was brief but fascinating, as was their discovery of a "Yeati" (read: Yeti) with stonecutting powers and astral wisdom. This book was actually my favorite of the Navigator series because of these descriptions and exploration of new places and characters--the first and third books spend a little too much time with characters' puttering around the Workhouse, in my opinion.As with the other novels in this series, there's a bit of language (mostly the "d" word) and also some violence (Owen is imprisoned and gets banged up pretty badly by some guards). This book would be well-received by many high school-age readers and adult readers, and I think that middle grade-level readers could tackle and enjoy these books, too.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-03-03 19:00

    Reviewed by Candace Cunard for TeensReadToo.comThis 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 the shadows of time, and she is not allowed to contact him except in the case of a great emergency. Of course, such an emergency quickly appears. While talking with a girl at school, Owen sees her face change for a split second into that of an old woman. Cati witnesses a flock of geese quickly age and turn to skeletons before falling to the ground as dust. Cati attempts to wake the sleeping Resisters, but they will not stir. She enlists Owen's help, and together they are able to wake a small number of the resisters, including Dr. Diamond and the warrior, Pieta. Dr. Diamond determines that the strange happenings are a result of there being not enough time present in the world; this lack of time is interfering with the physical universe in strange and threatening ways, which will eventually result in the distortion of gravity and may cause the moon to come crashing down into the earth. Cati, Owen, and Dr. Diamond set off in search of the mysterious "city of time," Hadima, where legend has it that time was once bought and sold. This book moves at a faster pace than the previous one in the series, and I enjoyed it more. It also makes use of more characters' perspectives from the very beginning, allowing the reader to see the story through the eyes of most of the main characters. The ideas behind the story in this novel are richer and fuller; now that McNamee has established the rules of his world, he begins to play around with them, introducing new settings and characters while elaborating upon old ones. It would probably be difficult to get the full emotional impact if these books were not read in order, but whether you read it on its own or as part of the larger trilogy, CITY OF TIME delivers action, adventure, and not just a little speculation about the nature of time and our place in it.

  • Brian Cortes
    2019-03-05 00:11

    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 woken up to participate in the fight and are extraordinary fighters. Martha is Owen’s mom, who has participated in this long fight between good and evil since her husband was alive. In this story Owen realizes that life on earth is changing, causing certain natural disasters that are not customary, and as he investigates, he realizes that time is being stolen. He must visit the city of time, which is another realm, to bring back time back to earth and bring things back to normal. It takes the efforts of all his friends in order to defeat the Harsh, and along the way some of his friends sacrifice their lives for the cause. Owen and his friends are successful in bringing peace back to earth, and he assumes a new role in the system of the Resisters. The story is great for children who may be fanatics of adventure and different realms/dimensions here on earth. A great story of good versus evil, which depicts the struggles of a boy with huge responsibilities. Boys and girls can identify with the story, as it has both a hero and heroine, which can tap into children's interests. There are limited illustrations that appear throughout the book that are helpful for the reader in creating a vision of the scene and characters. Target audience: ages 9-12.

  • April
    2019-02-28 19:04

    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 food times. They ate constantly, even when they should have been fine for a good 6 hours, they seemed to eat every couple hours, a full meal. I'd say the characters should have been fat by then but they weren't. Another thing I noticed was the constant use of the word "Said." I counted how many times they said "said" in a row on one page and the count came to 11. I'm sorry but you need to get more creative with diologue. Said how? With what expression? In what way? While doing what? There are a million different ways to "say" something, and "said" is not very descriptive. Not only that but having it said over and over and over again in a diologue between a couple characters is really uncreative and untalented. Look up "say" in a thesaurus, that's what they're for. Writing style could have been written by a child.

  • Mauro Hernandez
    2019-02-27 23:06

    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. This was by far my favorite book in the whole trilogy because of the various settings and non stop action in the novel.

  • Sophia
    2019-03-20 20:06

    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 considered, it was a very good book that I would recommend to anyone. Not the best book I ever read but still an enjoyable read.

  • Sheila
    2019-03-02 18:15

    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 really tell if the story was going to continue.

  • Reita
    2019-03-14 19:07

    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 trilogy.

  • Susan
    2019-03-10 00:04

    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 most of the time.

  • Deb
    2019-03-22 01:57

    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.

  • Michele
    2019-03-18 02:15

    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.

  • Sahar Siddiqi
    2019-03-16 21:47

    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!

  • Danielle
    2019-03-15 01:47

    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.

  • Angelene
    2019-02-28 17:48

    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
    2019-03-16 18:12

    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:)

  • Karen
    2019-02-25 01:59

    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.)

  • Susan
    2019-02-28 01:05

    Perfect Junior High book.Adventure, not too characters to follow, interesting story line.

  • Cullen Kisner
    2019-03-12 01:15

    This book was ok but wasn't my favorite ever.

  • Jenniefamilee
    2019-03-01 20:16

    A little harder to follow than the first, but still a fascinating tale of adventure and battle, with "time" being the prize.

  • Tweller83
    2019-03-17 23:08

    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.

  • Clayton Yuen
    2019-02-21 21:09

    A good continuation of the series . . . but a bit draggy when it comes to the action areas.

  • PWRL
    2019-02-21 00:12


  • Wolfie
    2019-02-21 00:00

    I have never read the first book but this is just one of the greats

  • Natali
    2019-03-09 23:15

    It's average. I like it but I don't care to read it again.

  • Heather
    2019-03-11 21:56

    The plot quickly became very convoluted and hard to believe. I just couldn't continue. Too bad, though, because it was an interesting idea.

  • Dave
    2019-03-17 19:09

    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.