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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
The Black Widow Connection by TK Rising is the first book in a series called Blue Star. It is an ambitious series and an interesting book. I am a reader. I read everything. So, I know my Bible and the Old Testament books that are the foundation of the Judeo-Christian belief system. I know the books that are considered canon and I know the books that are secret and even banned. I know the story of Atlantis, and I know about all the ancient alien theories that are based on unexplained things from around the globe. TK Rising has taken bits and pieces from all these religious texts, ancient astronaut theories, and weird phenomena, and combined these into an exciting, thought-provoking novel. It is a tremendous achievement and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
What I liked most about The Black Widow Connection was the plot. Combining all these different beliefs into a coherent story line is no mean achievement. TK Rising has done a great job. The plot is long and complex, but it is solid and tight. The setting moves all over the United States, the world, and beyond. But every location is described with precision and is beautiful. The characters are interesting. It was fascinating to watch Tracy evolve as she lived her miserable life. Some of the character names are intriguing: Godriel, Astoreth, Lilikee, Adam, Cain, Abel, Yeshua of Nazareth, Noah. These are names plucked directly from myth and legend. TK Rising re-imagines their stories and their relationships and the result is a great read.