I didn't get this book at all. Maybe I've read too many historicals lately to be able to immerse myself fully into an apocolyptic one. This story continues Caitlyn's quest for freedom where Broken Angel left off. She's in Appalachia and befriends a street-wise man named Razor. She's captured but is able to escape with Razor's help. He then helps her dig into her past, hoping to finally know the truth about who she really is.
For most of this book I just sat scratching my head and saying, "huh?" Perhaps this genre isn't for me. Fans of sci-fi would probably enjoy reading this series.
From the back cover:
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.
About the author:
SIGMUND BROUWER is the best-selling author of Broken Angel and more than fifteen other novels, with close to three million books in print. He promotes literacy by giving writing workshops in schools from the Arctic Circle to inner city Los Angeles. Sigmund is married to recording artist Cindy Morgan, has two young daughters, and they split their time between Nashville and Red Deer, Alberta.
Thanks to Waterbrook/Multnomah and their Blogging for Books program for providing this review copy.