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Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer
"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."
posted by Ellie_Blogger on November 1, 2011Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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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 December 28, 2012
Posted April 8, 2011
Excellent ending to dystopian series
Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer is the sequel to Broken Angel about Caitlyn Brown. Caitlyn has escaped Appalachia and started a new life working as a maid in a hotel. Billy and Theo are still waiting to meet her so they can seek freedom in the West together. Mason has emerged from his on personal hell with one less eye and even deeper madness and darkness in his soul. Pierce hasn't given up the search for Caitlyn, especially after his failure in Appalachia. If you haven't read Broken Angel, go do it now! You must read it in order to fully enjoy this book and understand the characters' history together. When Caitlyn is threatened on the job, she is forced to expose her secret, which brings her a new ally, Razor, who she's not sure if she can trust, but feels strongly drawn toward. Brouwer has set the players on a chessboard in this book. Caitlyn is the king, who everyone wants to own or protect. Mason is a rook, smashing anything in his path to revenge, Pierce is the bishop moving smoothly through each step of the game, and Razor is the knight whose moves are never expected or in a straight line. Brouwer ratchets up the tension even more in this book, with Caitlyn constantly in danger, and the reader has no idea who to trust. There were many pages I read with my hand over my mouth and forgetting to breathe. I have to admit that I am a bit disappointed that Brouwer has ended the series here, but he did an excellent joy tying up loose ends. With this amount of talent and the ability to create such breathtaking surprises, Brouwer is definitely an author to watch.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 1, 2011
FLIGHT OF SHADOWS is the sequel to Brower's futuristic thriller BROKEN ANGEL. In this Sci-Fi series, scientists have learned to splice human genetic material together with other life forms to create new hybrids. Most of the experiments have failed, except for one - a girl named Caitlyn Brown. In this second novel, Caitlyn has just escaped from the oppression of a closed culture known as 'Appalachia' , where she and her scientist father had retreated for her safety. She soon discovers, however, that life 'Outside' is every bit as dangerous. Here, the upper class known as the 'Influentials' are all powerful, while anarchy reigns everywhere else. Everyone, it seems, wants a piece of the hybrid 'freak' - for Caitlyn is not like other people. She has wings and can fly, as well as other genetic properties that make her very valuable - dead or alive. As she is pursued by the government, the scientific community, money hungry criminals, and a psychopathic predator out for revenge, she comes across an unlikely ally in the person of a street kid named Razor. 'Fast, sharp and dangerous' - that's his motto. Will Razor be able to protect her and ultimately help her find her true freedom?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This novel is a must read for the Sci-fi lover. Thematically, it reminded me of the motion picture 'Splice', as well as Frank Peretti's iconic novel Monster. When scientists take creation into their own hands, bad things can happen. There are some gruesome scenes in the book, although well written and certainly not graphic - just enough detail to let you know that the bad guys (in this case, a rogue bounty hunter named Mason) are really BAD. I loved this book. It's a futuristic thriller that, in the end, presents a message of hope for the future of mankind.
Posted December 23, 2010
This is the first book I read from this author. I found it to be brilliant. A masterpiece in the genre of science-fiction. The author describes his characters with such passion and so rich in details that makes us feel suffering together with our heroes. His description of the environment is superb. The plot happens in a future after what he called the Water Wars. After a lot of effort, a genetic experiment produced some embryos, and one of the scientists thought that they have crossed some moral boundaries and destroy all data on the project, and all but three embryos. One of those developed to be his daughter, Caitlyn. She has some power and they have to flee to a place named Appalachia, where some religious extremists live in a closed community. The story develops and the action begins when the government starts to search for the girl, so they can resume the project, as she is the missing link of the original research and her blood contain information that could change the destiny of the human race. She goes outside of Appalachia and on her life as fugitive, she is helped by the most unusual character, Razor, and two friends that came with her, Billy and Theo. The scary part on this story is that it is composed by realistic situations that we see nowadays (in minor scale) and we can see it happening in the future exactly as it is so well described by the author.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I recommend this book not only for young-adults but also for any lover of science-fiction. And I place this book among the best three I read this year.
This book was written by Sigmund Brouwer and it was published in 2010 by Water Brooke Press and they were kind enough to provide me a copy for reviewing through their Blogging for Books Program. Thanks, Mr. Sigmund Brouwer, for such a delicious fiction!
Posted December 14, 2010
Flight of Shadows
As a book reviewer, I tend to get books for free. Very rarely do I read a book that I like so much that I am actually tempted to buy other books by the author. This is one of those cases. Set in the future, this is a story of a genetically-engineered young woman fleeing for her life. Narrations change as readers are taken in the shoes of the hunters and the hunted. Enough thoughts are conveyed for readers to grasp characters, but not enough is given to make any of them predictable or unlikely to make drastic changes like betrayal or redemption. Angels and demons are conveyed metaphorically as a good versus evil plot goes on. With skill, Brouwer gets this across without merely spelling it out for the reader. This book is actually a sequel to another book, but readers can still read this and get the gist of what is going on. After becoming engrossed in the story and characters, readers will simply want to read the prequel. There are some religious undertones, which are thought-provoking. This book is not suitable for young readers because it has blood, violence, murder, and suggestive scenes (when evil character tries to attack a woman, it backfires on him). Also, each little chapter was never more than a few pages long, which makes this book great since it can be interrupted often with people's busy lives. Stellar.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2010
Even better than I expected!
I have read three books Sigmund Brouwer wrote with Hank Hanegraaff, and enjoyed them very much, so I expected Flight of Shadows to be great as well. It turned out to be even better than I had thought it would.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I loved how this book was written, and it's one that I couldn't put down. The story was interesting and even suspenseful, and the setting made the book even better. I really enjoyed the characters and how the author gets you to care about what happens to them. The ending was sad, when I read about Razor's background, but that's one of the things that makes this book great. The characters are what makes a story.
I highly recommend this book to teens and adults.
Thanks to WaterBrook Multnomah for the book!
Posted November 19, 2010
Flight of Shadows review
Flight of Shadows, what a book. I'm not even a religious person, and if you can get past the Christian parts of the book, the actual story is great. Even if you enter the series in the middle, one book will make you want to go back and read the beginning. The chapters are short and easy to read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The characters are dynamic, and well placed. Each character has their own personality. The most interesting being perhaps the main character herself. Forced to hide by the government, and always on the move. Not trusting anyone and having a special value to the government of a post war aftermath. This is an inspiring book for anyone who wants to write. Books don't have to be long, or overwhelming, they just have to be easy to read. I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys post aftermath type settings.
Posted January 9, 2011
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