Monday, Monday, Monday. What could we possibly have for you on a Monday? Oh yeah! We have a new featured story for you. This week, courtesy of Timothy M., we are taking a look at The Navigator by Cynus. Hopefully you'll like what you read and it will prompt you to go and read the story itself!
Reviewer: Timothy M.
Word Count: 93,473
The title of this story is sheer genius, and I’ll never forget the person or the concept which prompted the name. As we begin the compelling journey mapped out by Cynus we meet Silas Drake, his dog, and the band who has given him a ride as they travel from one gig to another. Even though their ways soon part, Cynus keeps track of both parties. Drake as he stops over in a small village and encounters several people, both good and bad, who will change his life. The band as they struggle to find success and deal with missing the young man who helped them navigate from place to place.
While some of the dramatic events and villains in the story may seem over the top, the important thing is how Drake reacts to each challenge. He is both intelligent and sensible, shaped but not destroyed by events in his past. He does what’s needed to survive, but his integrity keeps his choices honorable. Even though he has been hurt by other people, he tries to avoid harmful actions, and though his trust is hard to gain, his loyalty to friends is unshakable. He’s not perfect, but that makes him all the more believable and admirable. The way he cares for his dog, Adelaide, who is a faithful protector, will win many readers’ hearts, and she plays a crucial role in the story.
In addition, the story is well-written, with good dialogue and plenty of interesting characters apart from the Navigator. There is also a discussion topic, where Cynus answered questions, and readers had heated discussions on various story details, including the importance of Cinnabons.
At one point Cynus said: I'm glad there are people to analyze this for me. I never would have figured that out on my own.
To which Puppilull answered: If you want analysis, you're in the right place! You will probably also get far out speculation, wild theorising and just nosy questions in general...
Cynus has talked about a sequel, which his fans would love, but The Navigator is worth reading as a complete and wonderful tale by itself.
Category: Fiction Genres: Adventure, Drama Tags: Teen, Serious, Crime, Music, Religion, Abuse Rating: Teen