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Featured Story: The Navigator


Renee Stevens

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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!

 

The Navigator
Cynus


Reviewer: Timothy M.
Status: Complete
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

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I haven't read this yet, but I will. Thanks for the heads up and the great review of a story by one of our favorites :) 

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22 hours ago, Drew Espinosa said:

Thanks for the wonderful review Tim! :hug: I know my Devilsire will be thrilled when he sees it. :) 

 

Thanks, Drewbear :hug:  I'm glad you liked the review and it made want to read the story again.

I hope @Cynus will be pleased, too.

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On 5/8/2017 at 10:35 PM, Mikiesboy said:

Tim wonderful job as usual!. I will have a look at this story!.. Thanks for your always interesting reviews!!

tim

thank you, tim. :hug:  I'm always delighted when my review tempts someone to check out the story. I think you'll be able to relate to Silas Drake You both have the same kind heart and will to prevail. 

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On 5/8/2017 at 10:47 PM, dughlas said:

It's a great story. Well worth reading. And yes, we're hoping for the sequel.

Maybe if we say it enough times, Cynus will take pity on the hungry birds. ;) 

On 5/8/2017 at 11:21 PM, Defiance19 said:

Nice review Tim..

The Navigator is a really great story. Loved it and definitely it's on my TBR again list..

Thanks, Def. Yeah, it's one of those which can be gainfully read more than once.

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On 5/9/2017 at 2:25 AM, Headstall said:

I haven't read this yet, but I will. Thanks for the heads up and the great review of a story by one of our favorites :) 

Thanks, Gary. I think you'll like the story and I look forward to reading tim's and your comments on it.

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That was exactly what I needed today. I don't know how to thank you. I've been running up against this wall of trying to find a literary agent for my newest novel and, even though I expected them, the rejections are kind of soul-crushing. It was nice to have something as validating as this show up today, and I am truly grateful for it. Thank you.

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2 minutes ago, Cynus said:

That was exactly what I needed today. I don't know how to thank you. I've been running up against this wall of trying to find a literary agent for my newest novel and, even though I expected them, the rejections are kind of soul-crushing. It was nice to have something as validating as this show up today, and I am truly grateful for it. Thank you.

Hang in there, buddy... we are always here for you. :hug: 

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This was another great review, Tim! :)

 

I loved The Navigator! It's one of my favorites on here!

 

I would also recommend it to anyone who loves rock music, groupies, smart teenagers, and love. But...the one who stole all the scenes was definitely Adelaide -- my favorite character!!! :lol:

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You're welcome, @Cynus  I've been sitting on this review for a while now, and it was difficult to keep mum about it. ;)  I'm glad it cheered you up. :hug: 

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On 5/11/2017 at 5:17 AM, Lisa said:

This was another great review, Tim! :)

I loved The Navigator! It's one of my favorites on here!

I would also recommend it to anyone who loves rock music, groupies, smart teenagers, and love. But...the one who stole all the scenes was definitely Adelaide -- my favorite character!!! :lol:

I forgot to reply to this comment, sorry Lisa. It made me :2thumbs: at the time. :hug:  And you're right about the music playing a major role. 

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