Relentless

Grant Borrows life has just taken a drastic left turn There s another man in the world wearing his face and living his life What s , the man he sees in the mirror is a stranger.Somehow, he s been Shifted his whole life fundamentally altered, in the space of a single breath But the changes don t stop at skin level Inexplicably, he s able to affect objects aroundGrant Borrows life has just taken a drastic left turn There s another man in the world wearing his face and living his life What s , the man he sees in the mirror is a stranger.Somehow, he s been Shifted his whole life fundamentally altered, in the space of a single breath But the changes don t stop at skin level Inexplicably, he s able to affect objects around him by simply thinking about them And as he soon learns, he s become the central figure in a vast web of intrigue that stretches from an underground global conspiracy to a prophecy dating back over seven thousand years, that tells of his coming Enemies and allies find him at every turn, but one thing they all learn very quickly is that you don t want to push Grant Borrows too farCan destiny be undone The players are ready The game is in motion And the pace is Relentless.In the allegorical tradition of Tolkien and Lewis comes a powerful new myth for a new generation.
Relentless Grant Borrows life has just taken a drastic left turn There s another man in the world wearing his face and living his life What s the man he sees in the mirror is a stranger Somehow he s been Shif

  • Title: Relentless
  • Author: Robin Parrish
  • ISBN: 9780764203459
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Relentless”

    1. Robin Parrish has been compared to Ted Dekker, and I can see the similarities. They both know how to create vivid and imaginative plots. Both can hook readers on page one and never release them until the last paragraph. But frankly, I enjoyed Parrish's writing style even better than Dekker. Where Dekker often seems to thrive on shock value and how far he can push the envelope of violence, Parrish shows a little more restraint, which I appreciated. There's just enough backstory woven in that we u [...]

    2. The Bourne Identity meets Essential Captain America, Vol. 1 meets The DaVinci Code meets no, that would be telling. A delightful mashup of modern thriller genres to produce a fun, fast read. The reader is sucked along with the bewildered, tired, often hurting protagonist into a world of apocalyptic threat set in modern (well, 2006) Los Angeles. Apocalypse Most geographic and cultural references are close enough, though I’ve yet to see a Corvette convertible with a back seat and trunk, not to m [...]

    3. Wow, there seems to be no middle ground regarding this book from the reviews I've read. Either people love it or they hate it. I thought it was a very interesting concept, and found it kept me reading--I finished it in two days. I totally don't understand why it was marked as a christian book, I didn't find anything in the story to suggest that. Mislabeled, perhaps? As to the complaints about it feeling like an X-Men movie, I don't really get why that makes people so angry. Any time you're deali [...]

    4. Berbat bir Robin Parrish romanı. Yazarın ilk kitabı olmasından mıdır yoksa serinin (Dominion Trilogy / Hakimiyet Üçlemesi) ilk romanı olmasından mıdır bilemiyorum, çok kötü.Kitabın başında sizi hayrete düşüren olaya (bir adam bir gün yolda yürürken kaldırımın karşısında kendisine tıpatıp benzeyen birisini görür, sonra kendisine bakar ve kendisinin de yüzünün ve giysilerinin değişmiş olduğunu farkeder) kitabın sonuna doğru getirilen açıklama çok mant [...]

    5. I downloaded this book for free for my Sony e-reader.This book got off to a great start. One day Collin is on his way to work -- everything seems completely normal until he sees someone who looks exactly like him across the street. Not only does this guy look like his twin, but Collin soon realizes this guy is actually him, and somehow he's been dumped into someone else's body. I really liked this premise, but about a fourth of the way into it, the book really loses steam. The entire middle of t [...]

    6. Even though this book deals with the supernatural, I do expect a little bit more grounding in reality from the books that I read. Okay, so our hero, Grant, basically kidnaps someone,demolishes a detective's house and causes a building housing a technology corporation to explode and only has to wear a hood and sunglasses to remain incognito from the authorities 9/11I don't think so. The author does generate some plot interest and I'm aware that this is the first in a book trilogy but I'm a reader [...]

    7. Kindle freebie. It drives me nuts when a bunch of characters know something - more detail, the larger picture, the history of something, whatever - and refuse to share it with the protagonist for no good reason. And it's not self-preservation or that they have some alternative purpose, it's that they've decided the protagonist just isn't "ready". I wouldn't purchase the follow ups to this book, but if they're Kindle freebies, I might download them.

    8. One of my friends recommended it and since it was a free kindle book I grabbed it. I'm not happy with this book and towards the end of the book I just wanted it to be over with. That's not really a good recommendation I guess. It was very comic-book-esque and would probably make a good summer blockbuster type movie, but I was frankly bored with it.

    9. Not ok. Posing as a "Christian" book this author encourages blood pacts (cutting wrists and sharing blood in a pact) and New Age and eastern occult techniques as ways to reach enlightenment. What a crock! Seriously offended by this authors feigning Christianity and then promoting all things anti-christ. Steer clear! This is bad news!!!

    10. Very comic-book like Christian Science Fiction, but maybe a bit too breathless for its own good.Collin Boyd one day looks up and sees himself walking away. He looks back down and sees he is in the body of a complete stranger. In his confusion, he runs into a barefoot girl who tells him to flee the city. He doesn't, and he is soon battling assassins. From there it's a rollercoaster of a ride, centered around both his identity change and the ring he now wears.I have to say I enjoyed reading this b [...]

    11. I ended up enjoying this book more than I thought I would, mainly because it turned out to be a more complex plot than I expected. The storyline was quite original, although it seemed like there were several similarities to the X-Men comics in some ways.The story follows Grant Borrows, a man who suddenly finds himself in another man's body out of nowhere and discovers that he has a new set of abilities to accompany his new body. He spends the whole book trying to figure out what has happened, ho [...]

    12. Relentless by Robin Parrish had me in it's grip from the beginning. I gave it 4 stars.Summary: Grant Borrows' life has just taken a drastic left turn. There's another man in the world wearing his face and living his life. What's more, the man he sees in the mirror is a strangeromehow, he's been Shifted -- his whole life fundamentally altered, in the space of a single breath. But the changes don't stop at skin-level. Inexplicably, he's able to affect objects around him by simply thinking about th [...]

    13. Rating -- 2.5I wanted to love this book because I loved the premise -- waking up one day to find yourself in someone else's body and with some crazy cool new mental powers. Discovering you are part of a huge conspiracy. It was so intriguing and the actual story itself did keep me hooked until the end. However, the book completely fell apart in the execution. There were huge gaping plot holes you could have driven a semi through. (Like the police are searching everywhere for the main character bu [...]

    14. I downloaded the eBook because was offering it free and the description appealed to me. Relentless is book one of a trilogy, and no, books two and three are not free. In all honestly, I will most likely end up getting them at some point because I enjoyed Relentless a lot.The story open with a man realizing that his reflection is not his own, nor is his voice, body, or skills. What’s more, he’s spotted his “old self” across the street. This amazing beginning develops into an intricate st [...]

    15. Where to start? Not sure about the whole basic plot and whether the characters could or would act in the way portrayed. Credibility appears to have been sacrificed on the altar of pace. Trite phrases and predictable outcomes and again - the danger to the protagonists kith and kin - supposedly motivating the various actions taken. Grr - a pet hate. Disjointed, in that the chapters end with a supposed cliff hanger. Contrived ending - ooh - I forgot to mention the prophecy(!)! why does there always [...]

    16. "Relentless" was a thrilling page-turner for me from beginning to end. It was one of the few books I've read that I could not put downe author creates a thirst for his readers and does not disappoint. If I were to compare it to a movie, (since I'm not a writerI tend to resort to the use of analogies like food and movies - lol), both The Bourne Identity and X-Men come to mind. I thoroughly enjoyed the author's fast-paced writing style, multiple story-lines woven throughout, and the fantastic char [...]

    17. I downloaded Relentless by Robin Parrish for free on my Kindle in early March. It is the first book in The Dominion Trilogy, and is listed by in two separate categories: Mystery and Religious Fiction. I picked up the book because I like to read Mysteries. Unfortunately there was little mystery to be hadIt took me a month to actually finish reading it.The plot was very slow and cumbersome, and I didn't particularly like the main character. The momentum didn't pick up until I had read roughly 85% [...]

    18. Relentless gripped me from the very first page and chapter. It begins with Collin Boyd who sees himself and quickly realizes that he has been shifted into the body of a man named Grant Borrows. A ring that cannot be removed is on his fingers and very soon he finds that he can do things that humans shouldn't be able to do. There is a prophecy about "the Bringer" and Grant finds out that he is the bringer, there are twists and turns that I would not have expected. I loved every word and every minu [...]

    19. I had read Parrish's novel Offworld and really enjoyed it. Relentless, however, fell flat. The characters were not well developed at all, and while the plot opened with lots of questions to be answered, I didn't really CARE what the answers would end up being. After a couple of nights of trying to get through this very slow and hollow story, I gave up. I definitely will not be reading the additional books in this particular series.

    20. Something has to be said for a book that kept me reading despite the pitfalls. I'm surprised at the formatting - although that holds no basis for my review - I'm just shocked that a publishing house would put out a book without looking at the formatting first. The idea of the story is good. Fast paced. Lots of action. Great foundation. Holes that I'm sure will be fixed in the next books.

    21. A Christian "sci-fi" novel that was "relentlessly" mind-numbing. This book was billed as a fast-paced thriller but the characters were flat and two-dimensional and the story had no resolution. Relentless lacks any spiritual depth. Skip this one!

    22. i added this to my to-read list on the basis of the first line, which was emailed to me via TwitterLit:"Collin Boyd stepped off the Metro bus, and across the street he saw himself strolling down the sidewalk."

    23. I didn't actually finish this novel. It was alright, but it just seemed to go on and on. The plot and structure were pretty basic, the dialogue not that flash. I might finish it at a later date just to see what happens, but there are other books more interesting to me at the moment.

    24. Read Kindle edition. Think there are a few screw-ups.The book was just OK. Won't be reading the others in the trilogy.

    25. Two stars for effort and a wonderful idea. But the injuries, man! All of the main characters get maimed several times over, with all the gory descriptions. Sorry - too much for me!

    26. A fast moving all action novel from start to finish. It has few breathing spaces but the excitement rolls on. The Christian aspect of it was well concealed till the end and I'm not sure how well that aspect worked. Otherwise it was a well thought out story and though unlikely it works with enough explosions and devastation to make you wonder how the regular citizens of LA were coping! I look forward though to reading the sequel.

    27. Awesome!Awesome read. I've enjoyed every minute of it. It's all about choice. So do yourself a favour and read this first instalment.

    28. Grant Borrows' life has just taken a drastic left turn. There's another man in the world wearing his face and living his life. What's more, the man he sees in the mirror is a stranger.Somehow, he's been Shifted -- his whole life fundamentally altered, in the space of a single breath. But the changes don't stop at skin-level. Inexplicably, he's able to affect objects around him by simply thinking about them. And as he soon learns, he's become the central figure in a vast web of intrigue that stre [...]

    29. I've been trying to formulate some coherent opinions about this book, and I'm having a difficult time.I'm a big fan of the TV series Fringe and I was devastated when Flash Forward was canceled, so I expected to like this book more than I did. I also wanted to like it more than I did, but I finished it still undecided whether I'd get and read #2 but leaning towards not. It just wasn't that interesting or compelling. As evidence of this, it took me over a month to finish this book and only then be [...]

    30. This is an OK read, better than many of its type if a little uneven, with a compelling ending and well named - the pace truly is relentless. Not even sure what genre this is. I had it as fantasy, but the opening chapters seem more like technological thriller, but after a while elements of fantasy start creeping back in. It's the first part of a trilogy, after all, and there's a prophecy Anyway. Good, fast start, with an intriguing premise - man suddenly realises he's in a different body, and he [...]

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