This timeline is based on my conjecture that the canon year is 2014, and contains timestamps from the previews of Book 2.

  • Summer 1799: Unknown cartographer draws map of the keys
  • September-October 1924: Sebastian born (he was a month shy of 80 in early September 2014)
  • December 8, 1941: U.S. enters the war (Sebastian aged 16)
  • May 8, 1945: V-E day; photo taken (Sebastian aged 20)
  • September 12-15, 1945: Category 4 hurricane develops in the Carribean and skirts the Bermuda triangle (where Prospero keys are located); potential inspiration for Hurricane Julia
  • 1960s-1970s: Sebastian marries Rose Nitaino (he married in his 40s)
  • 1998: Alonso starts working on a boat (sixteen years, Ch 9)
  • 2001-2002: Rain born; Charlie born; Miranda born
  • 2010-2011: Bastian tries to teach Rain to use the compass and astrolabe
  • September 4-7, 2014: events of Book 1