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The Owling (Shadowside Trilogy #2)

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This is the story of Oriannon, a very human-looking girl with an extraordinary gift: the ability to record what she sees and experiences like the hard drive of a computer. When the mysterious Jesmet, thought to be a Magician in the Old Order, begins to connect with Oriannon, he is banished to Corista’s Shadowside.

On another planet, the new faith of its first Believers is t
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Paperback, 327 pages
Published October 12th 2008 by Zondervan (first published February 9th 2007)
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Sheila Samuelson
Jan 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was an ok book, im not a big Sci Fi fan but it was ok. Of course if i read book 1 first i woulda gave it more stars rating.

My rating for this is a 4 out of 5 stars!!
Jill Williamson
Jan 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Review by Jill Williamson

Orionna Hightower’s shuttle, bound for her hometown of Corista, is hijacked and flown to a nearby way station. Before Orionna can figure out what happened, an Owling scribe begs her to protect a special Pilot Stone. She takes the stone, but a probe comes looking, and the scribe disappears before all her questions are answered. Orionna hurries back to the shuttle, is rushed aboard, and barely manages to sit down before the shuttle takes off and the way station is oblitera
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Cathrine Bonham
Jul 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
There are many YA books about over throwing dystopian societies but this interesting in that it chronicles the rise of the dystopian government and actually shows how ordinary people are duped into giving away all of their freedom.

This is also a continuation of the story line begun in Trion Rising Mentor Jesmet is risen from the dead and his people are being persecuted. The early church is struggling. But what do you expect when it consists of four school children and race of people that the Go
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Kiersten
This was somewhat slow to start off (I guess Oriannon agreed with me!), but still enjoyable once it gets going. This is full of interesting twists. I feel so sorry for Margus! Definitely on the gloomy side compared to the first book, but still good. I find this a unique series in the light that I've never seen allegorical science fiction before; it's an interesting perspective. i will definitely read the final book in the Shadowside Trilogy.
Margaret Chind
Sep 17, 2008 marked it as to-read
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST, Jean Wang
*Thanks to Zondervan for providing a copy for review through FIRST Wild Card Tours.*
Lady Natasha
Jan 08, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommended to Lady Natasha by: Sam
Good book. I'm not sure if this one was supposed to be allegorical...if it was, I missed most of it. Except for Sola being blind at the end. I think that was supposed to be Saul/Paul.
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Other books in the series

Shadowside Trilogy (3 books)
  • Trion Rising (Shadowside Trilogy #1)
  • Beyond Corista (Shadowside, #3)