- Hardcover: 448 pages
- Publisher: Bethany House (June 7 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764202219
- ISBN-13: 978-0764202216
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.8 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 726 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,122,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Parrish's latest opens upon a world so tilted--people are "shifted" into new bodies, while their old bodies and personalities proceed--that it brings Philip K. Dick to mind. Gradually, the Dick-like paranoia itself shifts into flourishes of sword-and-sorcery and a cast of characters rather like X-Men. Psychokinesis is the theme, and Parrish makes it seem plausible, as his reluctant hero, Collin Boyd/Grant Borrows, discovers his powers in a kind of spiritual journey. The cliff-hanging plot mostly holds up, and the pace is, well, relentless. It's almost as though Parrish has too much talent and can't quite bring it under control. Nonetheless, another of Bethany's sf writers, Randall Ingermanson comes to mind, and Parrish is every bit as skilled. John Mort
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About the Author
For years, debut novelist ROBIN PARRISH has covered the world of Christian culturemusic, books, film, comics, and moreas a journalist. Currently he serves as the founder and editor-in-chief of InFuze Magazine, a cutting-edge online magazine poised at the intersection of art, culture, and faith. Robin and his wife live in High Point, North Carolina.
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These characters and their unusual powers make it possible that Grant is meant to save the world with his "team".
My favourite character is the Thresher, who is evil, but superhuman, and a powerful force in the game of the prophecy.
There is a stone called the stone of Dominion, that Grant tries to understand, which ultimately leads him to a choice. Others help along the way, including Daniel and Lisa, scientists trying to sort out who has powers and what it all means, and Morgan, the first person to ever Shift, and who has pursued the stone and its meaning for years.
So many groups and individuals involved in this adventure, yet it still all made sense. I'm hooked, got to read the next books now.
The formatting on the Kindle was quite strange with wide line spacing and some highlighted (Black Background) which was difficult to read. Also there were a couple of passages in script which I found too small to read without zooming.
A man has had appearance and name etc switch and he is now being stalked by a killer. We start to learn half-way - why he is being stalked and why the switch and what it has to do with special giftedness.
Good suspense. Have to suspend your belief a few times but it is entertaining.
The ebook needs some editing. Minor things, like where there should be a break in the story, or change of location but the paragraph reads like it continues on with the precious story line. Also, the font size kept changing which was distracting (if there was a point to it changing, then I missed it).
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