This artfully constructed sequel to “The Girl from Everywhere” does not disappoint, with even more romance and adventure than in the first installment. Based on a devastating* prediction, ship captain Nix takes her crew on a time-traveling journey to a mythological kingdom.
They are pursuing a method of manipulating* time, and with all the responsibility that her role as captain entails*, she must make decisions that will change the course of history, risking her own existence — and the existence of those she cares for. As Nix comes to understand the depth of her love for her crewmate Kash, her perception of her parents’ bond and her father’s behavior reaches a new clarity that leads to forgiveness.
Her struggle to faithfully lead her crew while searching for her heart’s desire (a way to prevent Kash’s death) echoes larger questions of identity within relationships and control over one’s future.
Above all, this time-travel quest emphasizes the importance of living and loving in the moment as the path to true happiness.
This thrilling, layered maritime fantasy will be best enjoyed by those who have read the first volume.
With a degree from New York University in musical theater writing, author Heidi Heilig writes books and lyrics for shows.