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Into the Shadows (Agenda 21 #2)

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  875 Ratings  ·  125 Reviews
The sequel to Agenda 21, from #1 New York Times bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Glenn Beck.
“I knew those men were our enemies, but they, like everyone else in the Republic, were nothing more than servants. Rule followers. They had no choice. But I did. I had a choice and I made it. I knew then and there that, no matter what happened, I would never
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Hardcover, First Edition, 323 pages
Published January 6th 2015 by Threshold Editions
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Matt
Jan 19, 2015 Matt rated it really liked it
First this book is not actually written by Glenn Beck so if you hate books with a political agenda but loved the hunger games then just skip the intro and the epilogue and this is a really good book.

If you love the hunger games but wished they would explain how their world got to that point these book explains how that could happen.
Norrie
Jan 27, 2015 Norrie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

Oh just read it.... I recommend reading the first book and going right into this one. These books will open your eyes. You will begin to see everything around you in your everyday life.
James Nelson
Nov 26, 2015 James Nelson rated it it was amazing
The population is already controlled and enslaved; it's maybe 20 years in. Some remember what it was like, before. But the "new" people, the children, the young adults, have no such memory, and the people who "do" remember, don't dare tell them because knowledge is banned. In this new world you are required to do what you are told, and that is all, and when you are deemed unnecessary (for whatever reason) you will be "recycled."
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(The author never told us what "recycled" meant, exactly, but I
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Nikki
Mar 01, 2015 Nikki rated it it was amazing
What a fun read! I really enjoyed the first book in this series but I loved this one! Instead of focusing primarily on Emmeline's story we are allowed to delve deeper into other characters as well. There was more action and an understanding of how and why the world is the way it is now. I love the fact that the story revolves around freedom. Ah freedom! This story makes me feel very blessed in regards to that. Also, it was awesome to see the characters grow with each other. It also contains a ...more
Peter DeHaan
Feb 19, 2015 Peter DeHaan rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
In book two of what I hope will be a Agenda 21 trilogy, Into the Shadows picks up exactly where book one ends, as we follow our heroes into the unknown. They flee for their lives from humanity's corruption and fight for survival among nature's provisions.

Into the Shadows moves the story along nicely, introducing more characters and bonding together others. Though it answers many questions, it still leaves some unanswered. Hopefully a third book will bring the saga to a rightful conclusion.
Trisha Cook
Mar 29, 2015 Trisha Cook rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys reading dystopian novels
The sequel to Agenda 21, I found it to be a great explanation of what happened to the characters, how the world came to be as it was, and just another awesome dystopian novel. If you enjoyed reading The Hunger Games and Divergent, this is another series to pick up and read.
James
Mar 27, 2015 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Listened to on CD. Loved the first book, never expected a sequel. Picks up where the first leaves off. Really enjoyed it. Really enjoyed it, if you liked the first, you have to get this one!
Kyle Liedtke
Jan 18, 2015 Kyle Liedtke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: faction
Simply Outstanding!

Glenn Beck nails this sequel and sheds the spotlight even more on the well-played out scenario of destruction Agenda 21 could bring to American soil.
Toni L.
There has to be a third book. I'm not ready for the story to end.
Cynthia L Ore
Oct 21, 2016 Cynthia L Ore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent and scary!

This book, as in the first book, places the issues of Agenda 21 into a story form that is easy to follow and understand. It puts a face to the issues and attaches emotions to an agenda that many may have difficulty understanding the full effect and extent of the ripples.

Very good!
Kalene
Oct 30, 2016 Kalene rated it really liked it
It was great. It left me with questions and wanting more but it was a good book and good series. I decided to skip the political mumbo jumbo at the end and take the book at face value without diving into anything over my head. Both this book and the series get a solid 4 stars
Deborah
Nov 03, 2016 Deborah rated it it was amazing
I read the First Volume...sometime back. Loved the book. I am so glad I read Book 2...How precious FREEDOM is...and what it takes to keep it SECURE! LOVED this 2 volume series...
Sandy
Feb 25, 2016 Sandy rated it really liked it
I remember devouring the first book in this series and I really wanted to follow up and see what had happened. It is now twenty years in the future and some individuals do not know what a free country is. They are used to be held under control, being told what to do but for a few individuals they want their freedom back and fleeing the compound and living out in the forest is what they desire. John has been tasting freedom for a while as he has secretly cut a hole in the fence and has been ...more
Mary
Sep 20, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just wow! Emmy and David have escaped from the compound, with her daughter Elsa and a little boy, Micah. They have gone to a place that is outlawed and they have not been prepared to survive. They are running and they are being chased. I feel that there is a third book to be written.
Martha
Mar 14, 2016 Martha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an engaging dystopian following book one. They both have an agenda to educate the public to the dangers of the Agenda 21 policies. My rating 4.25.

Americans no longer own their own land or choose their own jobs in this society. The people have been relocated to government compounds where they live under the dictates of the Republic authorities who make the rules. Food and water are rationed and children are separated from their parents. Emmeline was able to get a transfer to a new job wor
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Amber
Aug 06, 2016 Amber rated it it was amazing
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Rachel
Aug 17, 2015 Rachel rated it liked it
First and foremost, futuristic society fiction isn't really my thing. I wouldn't call this post-apocalyptic, I guess it's dystopian/political.

This is apparently Agenda 21 book 2, and this was recommended to me by a friend, I never read book 1. I can easily say I was not lost. I think this one could be read as a stand-alone. There's enough background to catch you up. That being said, it's set in a world where people have been rounded up into compounds, and the earth is protected from them and ev
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Dagmara Golińska
Apr 09, 2016 Dagmara Golińska rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Dużo słabsza od pierwszej części. Jedyna zaleta to właściwie to, że gładko wchodzi - ale i to z ciągłym potrząsaniem głową i przerzucaniem kartek wstecz, żeby sprawdzić, czy to ja nieuważnie czytam, czy jednak autor coś namotał.
Jednak autor - mam wrażenie, że mimo całego wyliczania kolejnych dni w podtytułach kolejnych rozdziałów nikt przed puszczeniem tego do druku nie usiadł i nie rozpisał sobie poszczególnych grup na jakimkolwiek wykresie, bo logistycznie mnóstwo rzeczy nie ma sensu, a i sama
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Melissa
Jul 19, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
The 2nd book in the series starts right where the 1st left off. Emmaline, David and the 2 children have escaped the compound and are desperate to flee before they can be recaptured. The world outside the fence is completely new and they are free; however, they have no clue how to survive and fear that they have sentenced themselves to death no matter if they remain free or face recapture. Little do they know, David's parents escaped too and lead the Earth Protection team that has been tasked to ...more
Karin
.5 rounded up to 4
Emmaline and David made it out of the oppressive compound at the end of the first book, having rescued Emmaline’s baby, Elsa and a young boy named Micah. On the lam, hungry, they need to find a way to survive as they run from the authorities. David’s parents, John and Joan, manage to escape early in this book and even though they don’t know where David and Emmaline went, they have a good idea, so deliberately try to leave clues to distract those in pursuit of them. Steven is th
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Nicole
Sep 05, 2015 Nicole rated it it was ok
I have been looking forward to Agenda 21: Into the Shadows and I was highly disappointed. I am not a fan of book series that go from one characters point of view to multiple characters point of view in a book series. It also seemed like the story started to get repetitive with how things were occurring.

Emmeline seemed to get weaker as a character and a person in Into the Shadows. I understand everything is new for her but Emmeline set up unrealistic standards for herself and her family. I just
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Shirley
Apr 15, 2015 Shirley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"It was once named America, but now it is just “the Republic. Following the worldwide implementation of a UN-led program called Agenda 21, the once-proud people of America have become obedient residents who live in barren, brutal Compounds and serve the autocratic, merciless Authorities." Yes, this book is fiction. However, this book will open your eyes and you will begin to see everything around you in your everyday life. There is a potential that events in this book could happen as a result of ...more
Rhonda Sue
Oct 07, 2015 Rhonda Sue rated it it was amazing
This is the sequel to "Agenda 21" which I enjoyed very much. Emmeline is now out of the compound with her baby, a young boy, and David, her husband. They escaped from their enslaved life into a world she knows nothing of, but for things her mother told her before she was taken away. Emmeline and company befriend an older married couple who escaped years ago and live in a cave. They teach their new friends how to survive. This is a thriller as these folks are being chased by Earth Protectors. You ...more
Anne
May 01, 2015 Anne rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Christian thriller lovers
Shelves: mystery, thriller, america
Second in a series based on the UN ideal of Agenda 21, which would move people into specific areas and leave most of the country free for animals to roam. Emmaline(Emmy) and her husband David and their baby are living in one of these compounds and as this, the second in the series begins, they have managed to escape the compound are on the run. As they flee through the woods they are pursued by the Keepers led by a ruthless leader, Steven, and also David's parents who have managed to escape and ...more
Caleb Lang
Sep 14, 2015 Caleb Lang rated it it was ok
Wow this book was dull. While I loved the first book and could hardly put it down, this one bored me so much that I found it hard to read. I wanted to get through the story, but it was hard and it took me a long time. I found myself putting it aside for other books on more than one occasion.

While this book was slow with very little of anything actually happening, you do learn a little more about the story world and the characters. It also sets up for another book which I will give a try since I
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Elaine
Oct 19, 2015 Elaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*spoiler alert*

Brilliant! Although sequels are seldom as exciting as the first book-and this one is the same-, I like that the book was evenly paced and there were unexpected twists every few chapters. So I was kept guessing til the very end on how things would turn out. I was quite prepared for one/some/all of the main characters to die but pleasantly surprised that none of them did.

As expected, the whole issue of Agenda 21 was not resolved by the end as it is simply too big for a small group
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Coleen
Oct 21, 2015 Coleen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was not aware that Glenn Beck was such a broad-based author. But I was glad to win this Goodreads contest giveaway. This book was one of a series but that did not affect the story at all. It was interesting and an easy read, well written. And definitely made me want to read more by Beck as well as more on this particular series.

The main character Emmeline, has a young child, Elsa, and husband David. David is not the father of Elsa, but they are a family unit, wth another child Micah. It is a f
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Glen
I won this book in a goodreads drawing.

I don't listen to Beck on the radio, or watch him on television, so I can't say I know a whole lot about him. I like to think I went into this novel with an open mind.

It's heavy handed propaganda about an America under the rule of Agenda 21, a set of laws from the UN. It's a lot like North Korea. A family escapes and runs off into the woods, while inept authorities pursue them. There isn't any real plot, and most of the events in the novel are based on coin
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Doris
May 11, 2015 Doris rated it really liked it
This book is a disturbing glimpse of a possible future where the government controls everything, and keeps all the profits to benefit a select few. Effort is not rewarded, nor is creativity. People who question the way things are disappear. Children do not belong to the parents. People live in little one-room cells and wear ill-fitting, badly made clothing, and eat ration cubes instead of food.

This has been done before, by many authors, but this particular version brings chills as there are too
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Linda Smith
Apr 22, 2015 Linda Smith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the sequel to Agenda 21 and is an important work on fiction based upon a well-researched and controversial UN initiative. Set in a future United States, citizens are now overseen by the government and kept in camps. Everyone is equal except for those few in higher positions of power. A dismal forecast for humanity but a celebration of the human spirit to rise above grim situations. Somewhat similar to Hunger Games, Divergent, etc. I highly recommend this book and it's predecessor to ...more
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