Wednesday, July 11, 2007




ABOUT THE BOOK:

Book Two of the Dominion Trilogy:

The world changed after that terrible day when the sky burned, and now every heart is gripped by fear...

Earthquakes, fire, disease, and floods pummel the earth, and its citizens watch in horror.

But in the darkness there is hope -- an anonymous but powerful hero whom the public dubs "Guardian." He is Grant Borrows, one of a chosen few who walk the earth with extraordinary powers. But while Grant enjoys this new life, signs of a dangerous ancient prophecy begin coming true, and those closest to Grant worry he may be hiding a terrible secret.

A search for answers brings Grant and his friends to London, where an extraordinary discovery awaits that will challenge everything they thought they knew. With a deadly new enemy dogging his steps, Grant realizes that the world's only hope may come from unraveling the truth about himself once and for all. But what he comes face-to-face with leaves even this most powerful of men shaken with fear.

Secrets will be revealed.

Friends will make the ultimate sacrifice.

And destiny will not be denied.

The story continues...


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Robin Parrish had two great ambitions in his life: to have a family, and to be a published novelist.

In March of 2005, he proposed to his future wife the same week he signed his first book contract.

Born Michael Robin Parrish on October 13, 1975, Robin's earliest writing efforts took place on a plastic, toy typewriter, and resulted in several "books" (most between 10 and 30 pages long) and even a few magazines.

By the age of thirteen, he had begun winning local writing awards and became a regular in his high school's literary magazine. In college, he garnered acclaim from his English professors and fellow students while maturing and honing his skills.

After college, he entered the writing profession through a "side door" -- the Internet. More than ten years he spent writing for various websites, including About.com, CMCentral.com, and his current project Infuze Magazine, which is a unique intersection between art and faith which he also conceived of and created.

One of his more "high concept" ideas for Infuze was to return to his love for storytelling and create a serialized tale that would play out every two weeks, telling a complete, compelling story over the course of nine months. That serialized story eventually came to the attention of several publishers, who saw it as a potential debut novel for Robin Parrish.

In 2005, Bethany House Publishers brought Robin full circle by contracting him for the rights to not only that first book, Relentless -- but two sequels. A trilogy, to unfold in the consecutive summers of 2006, 2007, and 2008. One massive tale -- of which that first, original story would form only the foundational first volume of the three -- spread across three books.

Robin is the Editor in Chief and creator of Infuze Magazine. He and his wife Karen reside in High Point, North Carolina. Karen works for High Point's First Wesleyan Church, where Robin and Karen are members and Small Group leaders.


MY REVIEW:

There is much to like about Fearless: bigger-than-life characters, heart-stopping action, a bit of romance, surprises along the way. All in all this was a great follow-up to Relentless. I think Robin came into the story’s heart in this novel and was able to realize his own style in a more defining way.

On the less positive side, I closed the book thinking, “What in the world is going on?” I remain clueless, a little put off because of some too-convenient happenings in the plot, and generally just wanting for answers. I realize, yes, that the third book will bring everything together. And, of course, that’s what suspense is all about, making the reader wait for things. I guess I’m too impatient or too daft to put some already revealed things together. Or maybe I’m not a superhero girl. I don’t know.

I do know that whether I personally loved the book or not, it’s written well, and I have no doubt many fans of Robin and superheroes will race to get this one. And for the record, I will be obtaining Merciless when it comes out next year. I didn’t read two books to remain ignorant of the ending!

5 comments:

  1. Karri,

    I think a review for Relentless posted on Amazon sums it up well. It said something to the effect that it is almost that Robin has too much talent to bring under control. I get the sense that somethings are missing or not fleshed out because there's so much to include.

    Even so, I still found it totally engrossing, which is my main criteria for endorsing a book.

    Thanks for checking my review out.

    Jason

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  2. Thanks so much for the review, Karri! I appreciate you taking a chance with my work and stepping outside that usual comfort zone. Especially since I'm the world's worst about not bothering with books that don't instantly appeal to me. You get mad respect from me for that!

    And I would say you're right to hold out for Book 3 for answers. Even though I'm probably not writing in a style or manner that you're used to, I think when the end of Book 3 rolls around... you're going to be pretty doggone satisfied to find out what this has all been about. Nothing has been in vain, and every major thing that has happened has a reason for happening.

    And whatever you're imagining it's all adding up to -- I can practically guarantee that it's not -- it's bigger. (How's that for a tease! ;)

    Many blessings.

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  3. Yeah, I'll be headed for Merciless when it comes out. I doubt I'd have picked up the books (I've read both, bought the first and gotten the second through the promotion) based on their covers, but I'm thoroughly hooked now.

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  4. Thanks for the bio on Robin, Karri. That was fun to read.

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