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Into the Shadows (Agenda 21 #2)

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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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Norrie
Jan 14, 2015 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.
Matt
Jan 19, 2015 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.
Toni L.
There has to be a third book. I'm not ready for the story to end.
James Nelson
Nov 26, 2015 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."
****
(The author never told us what "recycled" meant, exactly, but I
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Kyle Liedtke
Jan 18, 2015 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.
Jacque
Nov 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading this book and especially the afterword Agenda 21 scares me, but I am glad that I read it and have now read several other non-fiction items related to Agenda 21 to become more educated. This book was a fast read. Parts of it were pretty fictional, but it was overall a good story.
Rex Cluff
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An excellent read and a worthy sequel to Agenda 21. Yes, there is obvious room for another sequel to this one. A core of freedom lovers has been established but the enemy is not subdued. Even though the immediate threat of pursuit is gone, the future threat of further pursuit is still very real. Will the little family succeed in finding a new home where they can live in freedom? Will the good people they left behind be able to remain in the shadows? Will the free family encounter other compounds ...more
Heather
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
I really liked the first Agenda 21 book and had high hopes for Into the Shadows, but it just wasn’t very good. There were giant plot holes that left me yelling in my head (and occasionally out loud) about how it didn’t make sense. For example, the little family walked for days and were still very near the mansion where the compound leaders live and the farm commune where the food is grown. That’s fine and explained by saying the river they were following meanders. The problem is, they ended up b ...more
 Dream
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
loved it
Kori
Jan 11, 2017 rated it liked it
I read this without reading the first one, not realizing it was a sequel. It gives enough backstory to stand on its own, so don't feel like you can't read this one without first reading its predecessor. It was an easy and quick read, told mainly through the eyes of a young woman, Emmiline, who finds a way to escape from the compound she has grown up in after it becomes clear that her child would be resettled somewhere else away from her. It gives a chilling hypothesis of what life would be like ...more
Shirley
Apr 11, 2015 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
Nikki
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
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 vi ...more
Peter DeHaan
Feb 19, 2015 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
Jan 24, 2015 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.
Greg
Mar 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mp3
It is very clear who has the "agenda" here.
James
Mar 27, 2015 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!
Deborah
Nov 03, 2016 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...
Nathaniel
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
All I can say is there better be a third book coming soon!
Faith
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Full disclosure- this was an audiobook someone gave me. I only listened to it because I had read that Glenn Beck has seen the light and is no longer a card carrying right wing extremist, so I gave it a shot. Truth be told, it's an engaging story and very well performed. It is the sequel to an earlier and probably more biased novel. The premise is that environmental regulations taken to the extreme would result in some sort of totalitarian regime and so should be avoided at all costs. Sound famil ...more
Naomi Campbell
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books
I had only read one Glenn Beck book, The Christmas Sweater, so when I looked at a list of his books, I was intrigued by the fact that he had also written a book that was categorized as a thriller. I rarely read thrillers, and this seemed NOT in his usual genre. So I picked up a copy of the first Agenda book, not knowing there were two. I ate it up! I loved it! It was amazing! I was like, "If you liked 'The Giver' by Lois Lowry, you'll like this book." And then I found myself reading Agenda 21 wh ...more
Jess R
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: borrowed
This book was just more of the first... anti-environmental propaganda. A good story ruined by an agenda, but not the agenda the book is named after.

What are the race politics? This is based in America and we are steeped in racial issues. Those just didn't disappear.
Where are all the gays? This book is so heterosexual it hurts.

In this book we learn that "sustainability meetings" eventually became "reeducation meetings" without any examples of how that happened.... The entire book is swamped in
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AutumnH B5
Apr 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Gold
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
An exciting and entertaining sequel to the first Agenda 21 book. My only complaint is its promotion of the Bible/Christianity; religion is just another form of slavery, and God is just like a dictator.
Cindy
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Plot seldom lags. Not my genre but held my interest. Well narrated & recommended for dystopian lovers. Kind references of Christ Jesus, no graphics (offenses) although there are disturbing references to fascism (Nazi's) in a future era.
Jacki
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-borrow
So much worse than the first one! A disappointment for sure.
Allison
Nov 08, 2017 rated it liked it
2.5. Pretty simplistic. felt like I was being spoon fed. and the baby was some super advanced freak baby.
Teressa
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book.It is the second one of a two book series.This book was fiction,but parts could be true.It was a very good book and you can read it without reading the first one,but I am going to go back and read the first one.
Sandy
Aug 10, 2015 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 snea ...more
Martha
Mar 06, 2016 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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A.F. Henley
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I can't rate it much above okay. The author's distaste for the "agenda" was just too prevalent, shoved in the reader's face too much to enjoy the story. That, coupled with the prevalent sexist references (in narration, not even character thought/speech) and the lack of character connection, just made it an unpleasant, lackluster read.
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