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Another Great Dystopian Fiction Read
posted by The_Book_Diva on November 21, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 1, 2011
Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer
I was hooked after just the prologue. After every chapter I found it hard to stop, I wanted to keep reading and find out more. The characters are fantastic. Razor, especially. There are so many layers to this story and so many different people get tangled up in them. I found this new world to be absolutely fascinating. Soovie camps and crazy bombs... it was great. And a mysterious enemy hiding around every corner. I loved this book.
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
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Posted April 20, 2011
Flight of Shadows
Flight of Shadows is the sequel to Brouwer's 2008 release, Broken Angel. I didn't realize this was book 2 of a series until after I had already gotten the book. I went ahead and read it any ways. That may be the reason why I felt somewhat lost/confused in the first few chapters. The world is well crafted, but it took me a few chapters to fully understand what was going on.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Flight of Shadows is a fictional story that takes place in the future after a series of wars. This story is about Caitlyn who was genetically engineered. Because of this engineering, she has many people hunting her. She is trying to blend in with the working class of her day--the Invisibles. She just wants to hide in the shadows and keep her gift a secret. She's not even sure if she can trust the only person wanting to help her.
Even though this is a Christain Fiction, Brouwer refrains from preaching. Instead he relys on the story to tell the horrs of DNA manipulation. He offers this as a warning, the dangers lie in the abuse of cheap illegal immigrant workers, the decline of civil liberties, and the exploitation of science for the pleasures of the privileged few.This is a very interesting story. I would recommend it to Sci-Fi or Fiction Lovers.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review.
Posted January 26, 2011
Very nice piece of science fiction!
I love science fiction. When Christ found me over 10 years ago, I had a really hard time letting go of some of my old favorite books because they no longer fit with my world view. So, when I come across "Christian" science fiction, I do a little happy dance.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book, Flight of Shadows, lived up to my expectations, mostly. I did not know going into it that it was the second in a series. I have the first one now checked out from the library and plan on starting in on it this week. Lucky for me, the way that this book is written, it doesn't matter (much) that I haven't read the first one. I think that the character development in the first part of the book would have been a lot easier to follow had I read Broken Angel first, but I was still able to get the plot and the characters without it.
The near-future world that Brouwer has created is fascinating. It makes you think about the state of the nation without being obnoxious about it. The explanations of the elements of the world are just that, explanations, without being preachy about what we're doing wrong.
The characters in the book are well developed and consistent. The plot is a little challenging to get into at first, but it's well worth it. The overall writing style is tight, staying within the correct perspective of each character and providing just enough detail. My only complaint is that I would have liked to see more where the character's beliefs lie, but I think that may be more expressed in the first book. I give this book four stars and can't wait to read more by Sigmund Brouwer. Thank you to WaterBrook Press for sending me this book for review.
Posted January 2, 2011
Review of Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer
In Flight of Shadows: A Novel, Sigmund Brouwer portrays a future that is eerily possible and yet terrifying. Caitlyn, whose life is the result of a genetic experiment, has broken free of her former life, and now in the Outside she is pursued by various agencies. The easy freedom that she hoped to find there has so far eluded her. While the Outside does not have the religious oppression of her former life, she is now an Invisible, without the rights of the higher classes. Caitlyn will need the help of her friends, as well as a mysterious man named Razor, to find that freedom.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
In his novel, Brouwer explores themes relevant to today's society, including genetic experimentation, the fight for natural resources, and the degradation of morality. While affected by the cruelties of this world, Caitlyn-and in a different way, Billy-serve as the alternative to these trends and a hope for a more positive future. Utilizing the image of an angel, Brouwer has created a unique character in Caitlyn, one who must move through her own grief into a place of freedom and power. Like the angels in the Bible, she has the power to protect and to herald the creation of a new society. While her power has come from man and an awful experiment, she must decide to use her abilities for good, thus making her into a new, post-apocalyptic myth.
Drawing from various resources-including history, literature, and current events-Brouwer has written an insightful sequel to his book, Broken Angel: A Novel. While much of Christian speculative fiction tends toward the overtly religious, Brouwer has produced a world through which modern believers as well as non-believers can explore the possible results of current trends. Through his grounding of the novel in current events and historical precedent, Brouwer has made this a truly affecting novel, for it makes it all the more real and alarming. Without any true awareness of the past, the world may very well blunder into the sordid world of Flight of Shadows. For this reason-along with its expertly written plot and characters-this novel is a must for the modern, discerning reader.
Posted December 14, 2010
This is the sequel to Broken Angel, Flight of Shadows and is another fantastic novel from Sigmund Brouwer.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Caitlyn has fled from Appalachia and is trying to make her way through life in the Outside. But being Outside doesn't mean she's free. The government and a bounty hunter are on the chase after her.
This a pretty dark novel set in the future of the United States after the Water Wars where there are diffent casts of society (e.g., Influentials, Invisibles, etc.)
I really enjoyed the science fiction of Caitlyn's deformity and how she is the only successful experiment. Born from a test tube. I look forward to reading more books from this author in the future.
Posted December 13, 2010
Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer
Flight of Shadows is the sequel to Broken Angel even though I've never read the first book, Sigmund Brouwer does a job good in telling this story for those that haven't read the pervious book. He creates and describes what the near-future of America is like. The land is ruled by greed, poverty, genetic experimentation, illegal immigration that are struggling to survive and to find happiness and so on. But through all that Caitlyn Brown is trying to stay free, to be normal and to live a normal life. However the deformity on her back keeps her from doing so because her DNA is the key to unraveling secrets of humanity and it's future. Which is the reason why the government is so determine to track her down and catch her. It also doesn't help that others also wish to come after her for her uniqueness too.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
At first the book, didn't suck me into it the first few chapters but after a while, especially when the focus is on Caitlyn that I do. It's not a bad story but sometimes I get the feel that something is lacking in it. I feel like its lacks character depth. I didn't connect that much with some of the other characters in the book, even Caitlyn. Though I did find Razor to be interesting. He was unpredictable but also solid, knowing that as an illusionist he carried himself so well, that to us readers we were unsure on how to make of him. Bad or good? After all, he's a rather mysterious young man with his own secrets and these secrets could make him an ally or an enemy for Caitlyn. All in all, I didn't mind reading this. Despite that lack of character depth to some of the characters, it's a pretty good read. It wasn't something that had me jumping in excitement to read all in one day but it was still good.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
Posted December 4, 2010
Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer is the sequel to Broken Angel by the same, but it stands well on its own. Caitlyn and her friends have managed to escape the theocracy of Appalachia, but the world Outside is just as harsh to those with differences. What will Caitlyn decide about her deformity--to keep it and the risk that comes with it, or to get rid of it?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I actually pereferred this book to its prequel because it did a better job of getting inside the character's heads and giving the reader an emotional attachment. It is a beautiful blending of suspense and sci-fi--think the Maximium Ride series with a dash of Ted Dekker, but much better planned than Patterson's books. 4/5 stars
I recieved a free copy of this book through Waterbrook's Blogging for books program but was not required to write a positive review.
Posted November 30, 2010
"Flight of Shadows"
Caitlyn is a "freak" even in this post-apocalyptic society. She is being chased by Mason, an evil man bent on killing her. The ones he works for want what made her "special" or "freakish." The product of a scientific experiment, Caitlyn has been hiding "Outside" for a while making it however she can, but after being caught up in a night battle, finds herself linked with Razor. While initially stand-offish and nervous, Caitlyn partners with Razor for safety. Through their investigation into Caitlyn's past and what makes her special, they form a bond that is almost unbreakable. What does the hump on her back signify? What does the black microfabric hide? Which type of person would you be - Influential, Industrial, Invisible, or Illegal?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I had a hard time getting into this book, and that may be because I haven't read the first one, "Broken Angel." At points the book is very dark and difficult to read, but most post-apocalyptic books are. I did like the characters and will be getting the first installment of this series and then will reread this one. I recommend it to anyone who likes post-apocalyptic books (like "The Road") and also think it would also make an interesting choice for book group discussions.
Posted November 29, 2010
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