Book Review – The Ship Beyond Time by Heidi Heilig

the ship beyond timeSome 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.

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Aw yay Kash and Nix are on another adventure! I really loved this – the myths folding into reality worked so well for me.

Ker-Ys was a story I didn’t know and I loved how it played out – from Crowhurst assuming the mantle of god and king to the eventual ending. I’m definitely going to be doing some research on that now! And the parts with Ancient Greece were lovely too. The concept of Crowhurst knowing all and trying to make it work out was super fun.

Kash got a few POV chapters!! 😍🎉 seeing his views was essential to the book, and it was lovely to get some insight into him. And to see him and Blake bonding a little.

I did like the “can we change history”discussion – and getting to see James Cook. Despite the inevitable impact he had wherever he went (which I love the discussion about it for Hawaii but would have loved even more on), the realisation they had to let him do what he did was pretty powerful.

Nix suffers a little for wanting to avoid her fate, but her determination and belief in navigation still won the day for me – she’s such a fantastic main character. And her relationship with Slate, whole complex, is ultimately really lovely, especially at the end.

My main quibble is that the story doesn’t feel finished – it feels like another book should be following. But I did enjoy what we got and how the threads came to wrap together.

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Buy The Ship Beyond Time from Amazon UK.

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