Relentless is one of those books that I just wanted to keep reading. I’d have kept going all day if I didn’t have a job to go to. The book is fast-paced. It wastes no time getting the story started on the first page, and never really lets up.
On his way to work on day, Colin Boyd sees another man who looks exactly like him. He quickly realises that he is in another man’s body. This hook sets Colin (now named apparently called Grant Borrows) on the path of discovery as he tries to solve the mystery of what has happened to him. Before he can get very far though, the fight for survival takes over, as an assassin named Konrad enters the picture. Fortunately, he seems to be developing the ability to control objects with his mind.
Soon Grant finds that he is a pawn in a dangerous game – and his part in it was prophesied thousands of years ago.
There are a reasonably large cast of characters in Relentless, but each of them is unique and has a rounded-enough personality that keeping track of them is no effort for the reader.
Robin Parrish creates a complex universe with a strong sense of mythology in this book (which has two sequels). In a strange way I felt like I was part of this world. I think that’s why I loved the book so much. It drew me in.
The only negative thing I can say about relentless is that sometimes the use of point-of-view wasn’t quite right. There was some head-hopping here and there, but honestly don’t let that put you off or you’ll miss out on an incredible read.