January 15, 2011

What I’ve Been Reading: Flight of Shadows by Sigmund Brouwer

Flight of Shadows: A Novel

Flight of Shadows is the second book in a series that is set in a post-Apocalypse world where technology and religion have each become master of their own region. Society is divided into multiple social classes – Influentials, Industrials, Illegals and Invisibles. The storyline follows Caitlyn an Invisible who has been used as an experiment by the government.  When she escapes, she is pursued by a bounty hunter and a government agent.

The truly fascinating part of this story is the believability of it. Not too far down the road, we truly could have the issues posed in this book – genetic experiments gone awry, extreme poverty, wars over water, etc. Brouwer manages to keep the story intense and believable even though his setting is a futuristic fantasy world.

The original book in this series – Broken Angel – is gripping. However, I think Flight of Shadows surpasses it in its ability to draw you in and keep you fascinated until the very end.

I would recommend this book for anyone who enjoys Christian fiction and fantasy/science fiction.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.