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Trion Rising (Shadowside Trilogy #1)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
What would it be like if Jesus had come to another planet?
Oriannon is living the good life on the bright side of Corista, a small planet circling three suns. But things get crazy for the teen when a new music teacher arrives at her school with strange songs and even stranger ideas. Soon Oriannon is pressured to spy on her teacher, Jesmet, by using her powers to record ever
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Paperback, 342 pages
Published May 8th 2008 by Zondervan (first published May 1st 2008)
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Ashley Bogner
Apr 19, 2016 Ashley Bogner rated it really liked it
What if there was life on another planet, and Jesus came to save the people there, too? In Trion Rising , author Robert Elmer gives us a glimpse of what this might have looked like.

I enjoyed the characters in Trion Rising , and especially found Oriannon's character growth believable and fascinating. Her friend Magnus had an interesting character arc as well.

Overall, I liked the world-building of Corista, Oriannon's planet. While reading, certain elements make you feel like you're on another p
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LeAnne
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Elmer has created a convincing world where a theocracy controls the advanced civilization of the Brightside of Corista, but it is the strange inhabitants of Shadowside who seem to know their Maker.

This first volume of the Shadowside science fiction trilogy is packed with action, but it is the deeper level of meaning that stays with you after you close the book. As soon as Mentor Jesmet shows up at Oriannons school it is clear that he is either a cruelly manipulative deceiver
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Jill Williamson
Aug 29, 2008 Jill Williamson rated it really liked it
Trion Rising is the first book in Robert Elmer’s Shadowside trilogy. Oriannon Hightower of the Nyssa Clan is daughter to an elite member of Corista’s ruling assembly. As such, she’s always obeyed her father and the Codex, which is Elmer’s Bible for his fictional world. But when a new music teacher, Master Jesmet, arrives and teaches them a new way to look at things, the assembly panics, banishing the so-called Faithbreaker for his law-breaking ways.

Oriannon follows Master Jesmet to Shadowside a
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Cathrine Bonham
Jan 29, 2013 Cathrine Bonham rated it it was amazing
Such and amazing story. If there are other planets with human life on them, Would Jesus have to die for them too? The Answer this novel.

Oriannon Hightower is an Edrich. She has complete Memory with total recall. She has the Codex memorized to the last verse but even she seems to miss the signs when a Stranger comes into her life talking about living the Codex, Knowing the Maker and loving your neighbor. And she can't understand why her father and other Elders are so offended by a simple teacher
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Laura
Sep 24, 2010 Laura rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: teens, people-who-want-an-interesting-read
Shelves: books-i-own
Quite interesting; had lots of action in it and it was really creative. It kept you wanting you turn to the next page.

It could get rather confusing at times - like, I really, didn't understand what the "Seer Codex" thing is for exaaaactly, but then, I suppose I do get confused easily :D :D

Lol, anyway, this book was good :) :) Not the BEST best, I suppose, but I would recommend it if you want an interesting read :) :)
Rachel
Nov 26, 2011 Rachel marked it as gave-up-on
This is one of those books I started a while ago and haven't quite finished. I am hoping to finish it so it isn't sitting around all the time. It is pretty long and somewhat monotonous, but since I am already about halfway, I am trying to finish it.
Magma
such an awesome book! it was so interesting and great with it's mysteries...and action sequences.
can hardly wait for book2....The Owling.
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Other Books in the Series

Shadowside Trilogy (3 books)
  • The Owling (Shadowside Trilogy #2)
  • Beyond Corista (Shadowside, #3)

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