Release Date: 3rd of March, 2016
Publisher: Hot Key Books
It was the kind of August day that hinted at monsoons, and the year was 1774, though not for very much longer.
Sixteen-year-old Nix Song is a time-traveller. She, her father and their crew of time refugees travel the world aboard The Temptation, a glorious pirate ship stuffed with treasures both typical and mythical. Old maps allow Nix and her father to navigate not just to distant lands, but distant times – although a map will only take you somewhere once. And Nix’s father is only interested in one time, and one place: Honolulu 1868. A time before Nix was born, and her mother was alive. Something that puts Nix’s existence rather dangerously in question…
Nix has grown used to her father’s obsession, but only because she’s convinced it can’t work. But then a map falls into her father’s lap that changes everything. And when Nix refuses to help, her father threatens to maroon Kashmir, her only friend (and perhaps, only love) in a time where Nix will never be able to find him. And if Nix has learned one thing, it’s that losing the person you love is a torment that no one can withstand. Nix must work out what she wants, who she is, and where she really belongs before time runs out on her forever.
I REALLY ENJOYED THIS! It’s a unique tale that has unbelievable settings that are like nothing i’ve ever read before. The whole concept of this book is unusual and like wow. I don’t even know how to describe this book because it’s like a whirlpool of ideas mixed into one. I like the links between time and place throughout the story. Towards the end I lost what kinda era and and place it was and whether it happened before or after things…
I would re-read this before the release of book 2, The Ship Beyond Time, next year. I’d recommend everyone to read this unique adventure surrounding a family, power and money. DO IT!