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Merciless (Dominion Trilogy #3)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  516 ratings  ·  38 reviews
The climatic showdown in this high-octane series pits an unnamable evil against those still fueled by hope, now available in paperback.
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Published May 1st 2009 by Bethany House Publishers (first published July 1st 2008)
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I started reading this morning and didn't do much of anything else but read this book. I finished it this evening.

I'm not going to say much, because I'm afraid I'd say too much and spoil the unexpected plot twists and turns that kept me reading most of the day. :-). Suffice it to say, "Merciless" ratchets up the pace and tension set in "Relentless" and "Fearless." The storytelling in "Merciless" also takes on a new format throughout the book, giving the reader a unique vantage point throughout
Note: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK OR REVIEW IF YOU HAVE NOT READ THE FIRST TWO BOOKS. Unless you just like having your stories spoiled. And kicking puppies.

Merciless truly seems to describe hell on earth. Grant/Oblivion is marching, somewhat oblivious to humanity's needs/desires, as witnessed by the control of the Ring Bearers. Alive but trapped within their bodies, unable to control anything, mercilessly forced to march unrelentingly through cramps, hunger, exhaustion, etc. And Grant is dead, but he
Evangheline Farcas
The first book was great, the second book was awsome, and this the third book was simply explosive! Here we finally understad the why's behind all our questins. This third book shows how the 'Dominion Stones and Rings' goes back to the begining of creation. Yes it's a work of fiction but in the end Robin Parrish has found a wonderful way to weave the love and sacrifice of Christ into this redemptive book. We see in this book that Grant Borrows has died, or so they think, and Oblivion (The Angel ...more
This book started out a bit slow, frankly. I was just itching for excitment, and I wasn't getting it in the first 12-15 chapters; but don't condemn me yet! This book did, however, end up amazing, of course. 'Cause that's just like Robin Parrish. I was so glad when Robin added a bit more Christian base to this book and the dialog in it, and I was really touched when Grant "died" and Alex found out that Daniel was "Grant" and still loved him. It showed me that she couldn't care less if he was tall ...more

Robin Parrish has created a blockbuster trilogy with Relentless, Fearless and now Merciless.

The story follows Grant Borrows, a man who steps off a bus and sees himself walking on the other side of the street. Something has shifted, and when he looks at his reflections, he doesn't recognize himself.

Grant notices a ring on his finger that doesn't seem to want to come off. Plus, he's able to do some strange things with his mind. It's almost as if he's got super powers...

But with these powers comes
Mark Baker
The Dominion trilogy concludes with our heroes trying to find any way they can to stop Oblivion from unleashing his end game. While some elements made me roll my eyes, for the most part I was pulled into this fantasy story from page one. This one also finally includes some Christian themes.

Read my full review at Carstairs Considers.
This is the last book of the Dominion Trilogy. I liked this trilogy, and plan to read it again. As I've said before, one of the things I appreciate is that although there is extreme violence, it doesn't seem to be as graphic as some Christian authors I've read. Others may disagree with me.

There were things I disagreed with in the plot, which I won't discuss so that I don't give anything away. Suffice it to say that the plot is clever and well-thought-out, though occasionally I thought the author
A decent end to the trilogy, although I feel it ended abruptly. New revelations are real game-changers to the plot and make it possibly the best of the trilogy. The action is consistent but the plot tends to lack the drive of "Relentless", but still keeps your from doing anything but read this book. Once i started reading this book, I was completely sucked in. Parrish is an excellent writer whose prose is similar to that of a male Emily Bronte. Heavily based on christian beliefs but they dont bo ...more
read all three books in succession. fascinating twists and turns at the end. should have read this series long ago when I originally read the first book.
Mark A Powell
In this, the third book of the Dominion Trilogy, the story of Grant Borrows comes to a violent, world-changing conclusion. It’s obvious Parrish had the endgame in mind from the beginning (at least conceptually) of the trilogy and he deserves kudos for allowing the story to resolve itself without tying up every single loose end. This trilogy of books, while not quite capturing the epic feel they strove for, still manages to tell an engrossing tale.
Margaret Metz
I didn't get to read books 1 & 2 (I won this book on a blog contest) so it took me a while to catch up with the story and I didn't connect as much with the characters as someone who had read the first two books. It still was a very fast-paced book with a gripping story and surprises around every page. Just when I thought I knew where it was headed... another twist would pop up. I liked it enough that I may go back and look for the first two.
Susan Bontly
I picked up all 3 together and read them back to back. Even though this is a Christian publisher, the message is very subtle and would be a good read to recommend to non-Christian friends who like scifi & books with supernatural elements. If you like your books with a fast pace, reasonable character development, and a semi-believable plot about good vs evil, then this is a series for you.
Delilah Trenaman
I think that this was a good ending to the trilogy. I really liked all three of the books. The stories were fast paced and there was lots of action. The author did a good job of describing the scenes so that it was easy to picture the story. I am now going to check out the other books written by this author.
Excellent trilogy! I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good vs evil read. The characters are well written and can be sympathized with. I like a character that you can become emotionally involved with and these characters you most definitely can.
Vanessa Roberts
Great Ending. Satisfying. This is definately a trilogy that I recommend. Didn't think I'd like it BASED ON THE COVER so the the whole Don't judge a book.... yeah - don't. I would say definitely read the whole trilogy. It's really good :)
Turned out I was disappointed in this book, the last of the trilogy. Just seemed the whole book was slow on action and then when it did come to an end, it was abrupt. So many ways this trilogy could have ended, it could have been better.
Aruna Subramanian-spaans
The trilogy seems to be a mix of X-Men, Discovery of Heaven, The Hulk, some cheesy romance and Jason Stratham lines thrown in!! It is hard to read it without thinking the writer was hoping someone would just make a movie out of it!!
Definitely a worthwhile ending to the series. As opposed to the 2nd book, I couldn't put this down. The action is fast and furious, the ending is what you would expect, the denouement comes logically, and it was a lot of fun to read!
Tiffany Molloy
it was the best one of yet!!! although I would of liked the ending to be a little harder to achieve. seemed to me that a being such as oblivion should of been harder to conquer. But it still was a great ending to he story
I read the whole series. I almost didn't, but I was curious how it all would end. Interesting ideas, a little dark at times, but overall enjoyable. I wouldn't tell anyone not to read it.
It was ok...elements of Harry Potter (good vs evil)...the last half of the book was much better (moved faster) than the first half of the book (trudging through molasses).
Aug 08, 2008 Mizbooks rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!!!
Recommended to Mizbooks by: no one -- Review book for
Amazing, amazing book! Like a blockbuster thriller, where you're kept on the edge of your seat in suspense!

HIGHLY recommend the whole ("Dominion") trilogy!

I absolutely LOVED the last book in the Dominion Trilogy! The best book I have ever read, and I have read a lot of books! Props to the author!!!

Perhaps the best in the trilogy. It's focussed, driven and dark mostly. Full of imagination and entertainment. Thought-provoking.
Sarah "Mir"
Superb! Talk about an amazing ending to a mesmerizing trilogy. Very well written and laid out with many twists I TOTALLY did not expect.
Todd Ryan

The whole series was good, but the last in the trilogy was by far the best. Riveting, surprising, and action packed to the end.
Very good book and author. Book is well written and kept me guessing throughout the entire series.
I didnt find this one as fast paced as the first two. Still a good book though.
Jeremiah Hoppman
This is the best book in the series! It ranks itself somewhere in my top 10.
Not the best of the 3 but wrapped up the trilogy satisfactorily.
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"Robin Parrish is a keen-eyed, passionate pop cultural savant,
whose writing is as incisive and insightful as it is entertaining."
- Allan Heinberg, Executive Producer, Grey's Anatomy
Novelist. Journalist. Pop culture guru.

Just a few words to describe Robin Parrish, a culturally-minded writer with a passion for archetypal mythologies and the truths they represent about the nature of our existence.

More about Robin Parrish...
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