Flight of Shadows: A Novel by Sigmund Brouwer

Flight of Shadows: A Novel

bySigmund Brouwer

Kobo ebook | May 18, 2010

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Her genetic secret could change humanity forever.
**Her DNA grants her the ultimate power. **
**But all she wants is to disappear. **

Looming buildings rise into the sky of a near-future America, shadowing the desperate poverty of the soovie parks, death doctors, and fear bombs. In this world of walled cities, where status matters most, Caitlyn Brown is desperate to remain invisible, wrongly believing what she needs to hide is the deformity on her back. The powerful want her for so much more.
She’s forced to take flight again, relying on the help of Razor, a street-smart illusionist she can’t trust. Her only hope is to reach friends already tracked by government.
With a twisted bounty hunter in full pursuit, she and Razor begin to learn the unthinkable about her past and the unique gifts of her DNA. It leads Caitlyn to a choice between the two men who love her, and whether to keep her freedom or sacrifice herself to change human destiny.
In this lightning-fast chase through an all-too-plausible future, best-selling author Sigmund  Brouwer is at his best.  Flight of Shadows is a terrifying ride into the heart of compelling moral questions about science and society. 

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sigmund Brouwer, Sigmund Brouwer was born in Central Alberta to Dutch immigrant parents. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and an Honours Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Carleton University. He published many articles in American and Canadian magazines before he got his big...
Title:Flight of Shadows: A NovelFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 18, 2010Publisher:The Crown Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0307446360

ISBN - 13:9780307446367


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! Before reading Flight of Shadows I was unfamiliar with fellow Albertan and Christian author Sigmund Brouwer’s work. Although Flight of Shadows is the sequel to Broken Angel, I couldn’t resist the chance to review it, and I’m not disappointed at all. With few Christian authors delving into the edgier realms of dystopian futurism and genetic engineering, I couldn’t wait to read Brouwer’s take. Our heroine Caitlyn has escaped from a life of sheltered stigmatism, marked by the hump on her back, her childhood in a tightly controlled religious community has ended (read Broken Angel for more detail than I can provide.) She now finds herself struggling for survival in a world bent upon capturing her. Whether for government experiments, or personal vendetta’s, Caitlyn finds herself on the run as she navigates a world still largely unfamiliar to her. Brouwer has created a realistic near-future world with entirely plausible outcomes of many events and situations that we find in today’s society. His writing is filled with action and suspense and manages to fill in first time readers on the back-story without lumping it all together in a single chunk of expository back story. Rather these facts are subtly, and skillfully woven throughout the novel itself, making for a smooth reading experience. The only area that suffers somewhat from jumping in mid-story is that there is some character development missing. The new characters are very well drawn, as well as a surprisingly likeable government agent in pursuit of Caitlyn, but the existing characters aren’t entirely fleshed out – a risk that potential readers should be aware of taking with most sequels. Flight of Shadows is darker than a lot of Christian fiction, there are some dark themes including violence, and the internal motivations and desires of some of the antagonists, many are deviant, and as such, this is a title best reserved for adult readers. Few of the characters are ostensibly believers, with only a couple expressing a personal faith. Others clearly have knowledge of God but do not seem (based upon this book taken as a read alone) to be engaged in a personal relationship with Him. Now, that being said, I thought that Flight of Shadows was a great read. I could barely put it down! The premise is interesting, and the story incredibly engaging. I’m not sure if another title is planned for the series, but I’ll certainly be keeping my eyes peeled for another installment! Reviewed at quiverfullfamily.com
Date published: 2010-12-11