Broken Angel

Broken Angel

Sigmund Brouwer / Feb 27, 2021

Broken Angel Carved from the United States after years of government turmoil the oppressive church run nation of Appalachia eliminates anybody who s flawed Abandoned by her father year old Caitly

  • Title: Broken Angel
  • Author: Sigmund Brouwer
  • ISBN: 9781400070329
  • Page: 347
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Carved from the United States after years of government turmoil, the oppressive church run nation of Appalachia eliminates anybody who s flawed Abandoned by her father, 15 year old Caitly

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      • Sigmund Brouwer

        Sigmund is married to songwriter recording artist Cindy Morgan The couple and their two young daughters divide their time between Red Deer, Alberta and Nashville, Tennessee He loves going to schools to get kids excited about reading, reaching roughly 80,000 students a year through his RockRoll Literacy Show.


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    1. I won this book on GoodReads, and it arrived just in time for my airport/airplane reading time! I will provide a review upon my return.This book imagines a world in which a religious leader has become a political leader and created a closed society, and in which scientific experimentation has crossed ethical boundaries, at least for the protagonist. I enjoy reflecting on how to avoid the dangers portrayed in the book in our own real world, and on where to draw the lines between advancing society [...]


    2. This book was an unexpected pleasure. I had never read anything by this author before and had no idea what to expect. Honestly, if I had known before hand, I probably wouldn't have chosen to read it. It begins as the story of a man and his daughter on the run from bounty hunters in an obviously futuristic society where religious fundamentalists have successfully seceded from the rest of the county in the Appalachian mountains. As the story unfolds, it becomes obvious that this is the central the [...]


    3. This is a near-future sf novel about an America sharply divided between Outside, where liberal humanists use technology (but supposedly have destroyed the results of genetic engineering), and Appalachia, fenced in by the rigid Christianist sect ruled by Bar Elohim and his High Elders. All of Appalachia's people carry (and are tracked by something rather like an iPhone, on which they receive the diktats of Bar Elohim, orders and laws, alerts for fugitives (like those who teach people how to read) [...]


    4. Christian dystopia is hard to come by, and BROKEN ANGEL has to be the most intriguing storyworld I've discovered in this genre so far. A portion of the United States has seceded to form Appalachia, an autonomous nation that has banned reading and books, especially the Bible, but in which a church of legalistic extremism serves as the primary government. This government regulates every conversation and every destination (in fact, civilians ride GPS-tagged horses; no cars allowed). Infractions lik [...]


    5. So the world has split between the religious fanatics and the non-religious science driven atheists. Separated by a large electrified wall and an even larger moral gap… there is no crossing between Appalachia and “the Outside.” Those who live within the confines of the walls are told terrible tales about what goes on “Outside” and anyone who attempts to get there must pass through the land of “The Clan” a group who lives on the border and ascribes to neither side.But within Appalac [...]


    6. Fast-paced story of a divided U.S. sometime in the future and a girl named Caitlyn who is being pursued by the government for a reason unknown to herself. It took me a little time to get a handle of what the situation was, and trying to determine which side and individuals were the "good guys". But the action is non-stop, and the characters are interesting. I originally got a copy of this book from a GR giveaway and didn't realize when I first picked it up that there is a sequel, and the story w [...]


    7. In all fairness, I usually avoid books like this and took a friends recommendation without checking out much about the book. I did read it although skipping over the more violent parts. It is a post apocalyptic tale complete with a sadist, gene manipulation and a long chase. The characters are not sufficiently developed to really make me care much. Although I knew it wasn't for me from the start, I did hang with it as the story was compelling.


    8. Imagine a world in the not too distant future, with a truly dystopian big-brother-is-watching type of society. Add in a caste-like system in the new city-states in the United States, and a government sponsored, human genetic manipulation program. Now imagine that there is a sovereign theocratic "country" bordered by these city-states and you get just a hint of the setting for Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer.Broken Angel is the first in Caitlyn Brown series and focuses on the life of a young girl [...]


    9. Summary (from the back of the book): Her birth was shrouded in mystery and tragedy. Her destiny is beyond comprehension. Her pursuers long to see her broken. She fights to soar. In the rough, shadowy hills of Appalachia, a nation carved from the United States following years of government infighting, Caitlyn and her companions are the prey in a terrifying hunt. They must outwit the relentless bounty hunters, skirt an oppressive, ever-watchful society, and find passage over the walls of Appalachi [...]


    10. In Broken Angel, Sigmund Brouwer has crossed the genres from Sci-Fi to Religious fiction to Thriller and back again. What makes this novel special is that he does it so flawlessly. The story is set somewhere in a non-descript future, in a new world. A world divided between over the top, extreme, religious zealots and the outsiders they try to keep out of their new country known as Appalachia. Not only do they try to keep the outsiders out, but they also want to keep the citizens of Appalachia in [...]


    11. Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer is the first of two books featuring Caitlyn Brown in a dystopian world where she has something that many people are willing to kill her for. Caitlyn was raised in the religious community of Appalachia by her father Jordan. The community is run by Bar Elohim and kept under tight control, where everyone's actions and constantly recorded on vidphone and no one is allowed to read, especially the Bible. She is long used to uncomfortable stares and being called a freak [...]


    12. Interesting role-reversal in a Christian science fiction book.A girl named Caitlyn is on the run. She is trapped in a future, theocratic form of Appalachia that is a mix of high-tech video recording and low-tech Old Testament law. In her body is a secret that the Bar Elohim would easily kill to obtain. Unfortunately the theocracy has some surprisingly skilled and vicious bounty hunters, and it's not a given that she can reach Outside, or find out why everyone seems to want her so badly.It invert [...]


    13. Broken Angel and its sequel Flight of Shadows: A Novel take place in an alternative futureor maybe not-so-alternative. It's obvious that the author wrote this story as a cautionary tale, a warning of the possiblities awaiting our country if we don't change our path. The story is great and stands on its own, though.Caitlyn and her father, Jordan, have been living in Appalachia, which is now an oppressive country bordered by fences and thrown back into the dark ages by a dictator who refuses his s [...]


    14. Broken Angel paints a frighteningly real picture of a fictional but all-too-possible future. An oppressive and dictatorial nation called Appalachia, formed from a broken United States, is a world where the government tolerates no secrets and affords little privacy to have them.In this tyrannical society, Caitlyn is more special than even she knows, and her uniqueness creates grave dangers for the innocent young woman; Jordan is her adoring father who, despite his secret and shameful past, is now [...]


    15. I have always enjoyed a good against evil escape story. Caitlyn was raised on the fringes of the hills of Appalachia which has been separated from the rest of the US as a nation of its own. The nation is dotted with closed off and controlled communities. Rules and horror stories keep people in line and a combination of technology and simplistic life style keep the people tightly controlled. Because Caitlyn is different, she has been protected by her father and kept at a safe distance from the co [...]


    16. Very original, extremely intriguing, and thoughroly thought provoking. I enjoyed this book tremendously, as much for the intrigue and characters, as the political controversy. It's a great read.I hate giving away surprises, so I'm going to avoid mentioning the very big surprise ending. However, the rest of the story is just full of what if's and near future maybe's, so there's plenty to discuss.Sigmund's story is set in the near future. An America divided by religion. The Outsiders governed much [...]


    17. Broken Angel is set in the future where the United States has been divided in 2: the United States, a secular nation, and Appalachia, a land run by religious fundamentalists. In Appalachia, reading is a crime, citizens are drugged and those who break the laws are sent to slave labor camps.At the center of the novel is Caitlyn, a deformed young woman, who is being pursued by bounty hunters, who want her dead or alive. The reason for the pursuit is left unknown to both Caitlyn and the reader until [...]


    18. Review of Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer“We had agreed – the woman I loved and I – that as soon as you were born we would perform an act of mercy and decency and wrap you in a towel to drown you in a nearby sink of water.” Wow. Talk about impact. Thus Broken Angel by Sigmund Brouwer begins. This post apocalyptic novel immediately draws the reader in and never lets up. In a future reminiscent of John Wyndham’s The Chrysalids, the government of ‘Appalachia’ has taken its responsibil [...]


    19. Sigmund Brouwer- Broken Angel (2008) 4.25 StarsAppalachia is a part of the broken United States and during this post-apocalyptic period Appalachia is being controlled by a cult-like group. Laws are strict and based on Old Testament law. Caitlyn’s father is trying to get her out. The only way to do this is through deception. As she leaves her father’s side she is forced to befriend Theo and stretch her strength beyond what she could have ever imagined. It is a tough journey, but it is the onl [...]


    20. This is a pretty short book, very edge of your seat. I stayed up too late finishing it. What really struck me about this book was how Christian it was. And that then seemed strange to me, because it's not super Christian and that usually doesn't bug me or come overtly to my attention. After thinking about it for a while, this is what I came up with: This book presents a United States at some point in the future where all a chunk of the country has separated out into a 'Christian' empire, which i [...]


    21. This is the first book I have won through the Giveaway Program. I am so glad that I won it, because it is not the type of novel I would have ordinarily chosen on my own. I was concerned that this would be both too Sci-Fi and too Christian for my taste. However, it surprisingly held my interest! Although the plot was dark and depressing, I feel that it painted a good picture of a dystopian society. Some of the fictional events might seem extreme for the present day, but not out of the realm of [...]


    22. Broken Angel was interesting. The author is imaginative. Okay, it was a strange book. Really strange. But it had a good message despite the weirdness and occasionally sick-o scenes. What I gleaned from Broken Angel is that if you take your eyes off Christ and get so wrapped up in the culture that you forget grace, then you can be led away to the point where you've forgotten what it really means to be a Christian. Oh, and when legalism abounds we are not far from the Nazis and the control they ha [...]


    23. This book was alright. It was a look into the future at what might happen with the advance of science and DNA sequencing. The world in this book is currently split between factions of people. There are the science touting atheists (who live in the "outside") and then there are the religious people who live in Appalachia. Caitlyn is a girl who is from the "outside" but now lives in Appalachia. I liked where the book was going, it was interesting but I don't know something was just missing. Maybe [...]


    24. Everything in this book is shallow: the characterization, the world building, the plot. Anyone who is well-read, especially of fantasy should figure out within the first few pages what is going on with the protagonist. Since the big mystery that everyone is asking in this book is "what's so special about this girl" knowing this pretty much renders the entire rest of the book moot.The book is an easy read, and it's enjoyable enough I guess, but ultimately I care nothing about these characters and [...]


    25. The events take place in the future, in a region called Appalachia which is in every possible way isolated from Outside. It's a century where science and technology are as developed as expected to be in science fiction stories but the uniqueness of this one is that all this progress wasn't regarded well inside Appalachia, actually even reading is forbidden there and everything is designed in order to suit the daily life of the illiterate and ignorant citizens. Religion used and abused to convinc [...]


    26. This story takes place in the near future. Caitlin and her father live in Appalachia an area that is tightly controlled by Bar Elohim and that has a strong Christian community. Everyone carries a vidpod that records their conversations to a central data bank and tracks their movement through GPS. Communities are regulated to grow only to a certain size and cameras record movements in the towns.Caitlin's father brought her here from Outside after she was born, and they keep pretty much to themsel [...]


    27. This book is a good read. It hooks you right from the start and keeps you turning pages. I have read several of Brouwers books and he is one of my favorite authors. I always look forward to any new books of his that I can find.This story takes place in a post apocalyptic future. The nation of Appalachia is carved from the continental U.S. due to political infighting between fundamentalist Christians and mainstream culture. The theocracy is not necessarily a good thing however. The leader of Appa [...]


    28. E-library audiobook. Futuristic story about a 'big brother' society controlled by the evil Bar Elloheam. People are completely watched at all times with video cameras, implanted GPS micro chips and Vid pods. No one is allowed to read or own books. Bibles are strictly off-limits. And communion wafers are drugged.City sizes are limited and people are only allowed to ride horseback (horses have GPS chips, too) and no one can own a car. And people who break the laws are sent to the factories as puni [...]


    29. This would captivate some teens who like fantasy, dystopian fiction; especially those who like angel stories or the Maximum Ride series by James Paterson. A word of warning - it does contain graphic descriptions of torture in a few chapters. This does not distract from the story, it just is a little gruesome for the faint of heart. There is a sense of hope and forgiveness at the end. For teens who like titles in a series, there is a follow up to this.I like Sigmund Brouwer as an author. He promo [...]


    30. This could have been a better book. It was a good suspense/scifi story with the necessary ingredients of genetic manipulation, characters on the run, and a sadist bounty hunter. Unfortunately, I think the author could have developed all parts of the story a little better. The characters were bland, and even unlikable. There was very little descriptive text and only a few moments of thought-provoking dialogue. Set in a religious-right country within the US, Brouwer had the chance to take a seriou [...]


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