Jewel is the daughter of a Creator and becomes an unknowing pawn at the center of a bid for the multiverse when Blue Star discovers she has been under the control of a barren universe which sets into motion a confluence of confrontations in the multiverse and on analogs of Earth and Alta.
Reviewed By Asher Syed for Readers’ FavoriteJewel by TK Rising is the second book in the Blue Star series, which is preceded by The Black Widow Connection. Fortunately, those readers who did not have the opportunity to read the first book will not be lost, as Jewel works well as a standalone. Blue Star has defeated Godriel but, in a fantasy science fiction universe that spans over billions of years, it's easy to see that this doesn't hold her in the esteem it should for eternity. After persistently begging for a daughter from the universe, one she has dreamt of for as long as dreaming has been a possibility, she is ultimately shunned and left to her own devices...which comes with consequences that may make a victory such as the one she wielded over Godriel even less likely.Once more, TK Rising has proven to be a creator of science fiction set apart from the rest in the genre. Rising writes with an original ingenuity that is hard to describe due to its complexity, but easy to read in the context of excellent storytelling. I admit that initially, when reading the description for Jewel, I assumed the plot might be a bit too ambitious of a read, even for myself. I should have known better. Rising is a rising star – in my humble opinion – within the genre and I hope that Jewel and the Blue Star series makes it into the hands of an audience that will appreciate the work for what it is, and what it is ... is brilliant!
Reviewed By Ruffina Oserio for Readers’ FavoriteBlue Star is strong, and it has been long since she defeated the powerful Godriel. Although her power is phenomenal, it tends to be destructive. She is obsessed with her dreams — dreams about a flourishing universe with features like the mountains and forests and deep valleys. But above all, she dreams about her daughter, Jewel, even if she is barren. But as she dreams, she is unaware that another power is about to create a miracle that will bring Jewel to life. And what is her destiny? Thus begins a compelling tale of epic fantasy, of adventure and of supernatural worlds that will inhabit the thoughts and dreams of readers. TK Rising’s Jewel is the second entry in the Blue Star series, a gripping and highly imaginative novel with great potential to entice and delight fans of the genre.The writing is captivating and it flows with grace, translating the author’s confidence. I was gripped by the strength of the prose; the descriptive nature of the prose brings to life beautiful worlds and images of places that readers travel to in their minds. The characters are compelling, crafted with mythical backgrounds and magic — Agravain, Rivalen who feeds the central stars, Jewel, and Kep who has the power to create, and a host of others. The characters leap off the pages with life. The conflict is strong and readers will want to discover the origins of Jewel, her mission, and her ultimate destiny. Apart from the characters and the compelling prose, TK Rising has a unique gift of sustaining the interest of readers. The short characters, the timely paragraph breaks, and the lively dialogues make the tale an enjoyable read. It is atmospheric and cinematic, a tale with a complex plot and sophisticated characters, unique by virtue of its originality. It is engaging and hugely entertaining.