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Relentless (Dominion Trilogy Book #1)

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19 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Great writing by a gifted author

Fast Paced action, intrigue, conspiracy, and uncanny events fill the pages of "Relentless." Robin Parrish's writing is compelling, addictive, and exciting.
An ancient secret society "the Secretum Six," the "Dominion Stone", and a group of super-powered people (the L...
Fast Paced action, intrigue, conspiracy, and uncanny events fill the pages of "Relentless." Robin Parrish's writing is compelling, addictive, and exciting.
An ancient secret society "the Secretum Six," the "Dominion Stone", and a group of super-powered people (the Loci) all play a part in the plot twists of this story of supernatural power, as the "Keeper" attempts to control the destiny of the world. Colin Boyd has been "shifted" to become Grant Borrows in order to become the "Bringer" and to fulfill his destiny in this adrenaline producing page turner.
Parish has created characters which divulge the good and evil in each of us, stirring the emotions of the reader from empathy, admiration, and respect, to anger, distrust, and revulsion.
Robin Parish primed the reader for his next book "The Fearless" in which Grant Borrows makes an amazing discovery, and realized it can only be resolved by unraveling the mystery of who he is. This is great writing by a gifted author. I highly recommend.

posted by timetraveler-1692- on November 9, 2008

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15 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

Didn't care for it

I was disappointed. I felt the scenes switching suddenly quite annoying. I felt like it was being dragged out to 425 pages. I would rather watch an Xmen movie with all it's mutants! There were too many details that were left undone or did not make sense. How could Grant...
I was disappointed. I felt the scenes switching suddenly quite annoying. I felt like it was being dragged out to 425 pages. I would rather watch an Xmen movie with all it's mutants! There were too many details that were left undone or did not make sense. How could Grant answer his cell phone when it was left on the coffee table in the previous scene? When there were100 pages left to go, there were so many typos! What happened to the proofreaders? I will not be reading the rest of the trilogy. The first of a trilogy should encourage me to continue not discourage me! Quite disappointing.

posted by 5922561 on March 25, 2011

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    I just didn't get it. It didn't make sense, I don't understand w

    I just didn't get it. It didn't make sense, I don't understand why it is considered in the Christian genre', and it was just RELENTLESSLY disappointing. At least it was free, LOL, but I will NOT be purchasing any of his books.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    Not that great.

    I read quite a few chapters of this book but could not get in to the subject matter, plot, or what have you. Not my kind of reading material.

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  • Posted March 17, 2012

    This book is well-paced, which is why it earns more than one sta

    This book is well-paced, which is why it earns more than one star. Some of the chapter endings are obvious contrivances—almost literal cliffhangers that are resolved within a sentence or two of when that storyline is picked up again. Although the author's hand is too obvious in those instances, I still had to appreciate that there's some level of skill involved in creating that "turn-the-page" urge in the readers.

    Unfortunately, the book needed that kind of craft, because the content did not carry the story. Far too many illogical plot leaps, inconsistent characters, and poor dialogue. The poorly developed plotline—with far too many non sequiturs that the characters accept too easily—was a real drawback, and it did make me wonder where the story was coming from, and where the author was trying to go. It wasn't until after I was done with the book and read the author bio that I could understand. The author is a christian/religious writer, and the plot contrivances in this book (first of a trilogy) all make some sort of sense if the author is on the way towards providing a picture of a world in which the actions of heavenly beings figure in the lives of people.

    In and of itself, that wouldn't be a problem, but the author only goes halfway—not really acknowledging that the book is intended to present that kind of religious vision overtly, but hiding it to the point that the dei ex machina are so far hidden that it's just nonsensical. The author would have been better served to just call it christian/religious fiction and be done with it!

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    Posted March 13, 2012

    Did not like it

    Well written but didnt like it

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