And he suddenly has an unexplainable power…
His world shatters to pieces…and his very destiny is revealed to him though he has to struggle to get the pieces in order to figure it out.
Is he just a pawn for powerful figures to play with?
Or is he really the fulfillment of a prophesy as ancient as Creation?
Relentless explodes into action on the first page and doesn't ever let up. Even the last page is full of danger and suspense. I don’t normally read books like this, but I was pleasantly surprised with Relentless. It took me a while to get into it, since I had absolutely no idea what was happening to Grant for at least the first 50 pages. But the action and mystery drew me in and I began to figure out Grant’s future with him.
When it seemed like Grant would fight and fight and fight to get any scrap of information he could, I was slightly bewildered. It seemed as if that each piece of information was nothing but another dead end mystery. But Grant eventually got what he so desperately wanted. However, he had to fight hard. And there were grave casualties at times for all the danger he had to constantly be in in order to figure out clearly what was happening to him.
Relentless is an extremely clean read. It had no language whatsoever except when Hannah, Grant’s love interest says, “And God knows…”. Grant falls in love and kisses his girlfriend once, but that is the extent of it. However, Relentless, had no biblical or moral values that I could find. If there was one, it was lost in the relentless action. There was a passage of scripture to reveal how the mysterious rings of the Loci came to be. Which I found quite interesting. But no personal relationship with Christ was talked about, for the characters didn't have one. Anything about God seems to be left out of the picture, which I think is kind of sad. Relentless could have been much better than it was because of that.
I enjoyed the mystery, suspense, and assassins. I thought that the two assassins in this book were really well written. Grant Borrows has one huge strength and many small weaknesses. That strength seems to make up for most of those weaknesses in the end, though. I also thought that Alex was a strange and intriguing character. I kept on wondering why she was barefoot, though the book never revealed why.
I give Relentless 31/2 out of five stars.