Black Earth – How We Got Here

PMSteve (Amazon)

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I Read This in One Sitting!
The synopsis tells you the basics of this story. What it doesn’t tell you is that the humanity between the characters and the relationships will bring you to tears.

As the title says, I read this book in one sitting and was never bored. That’s unusual for me. Even the best books will quite often have parts that don’t ‘flow’ as well as others. This causes boredom; not so with Black Earth.

The interaction between Carrick and Eric quickly formed into a beautiful friendship that spanned the 75 million miles between Earth and Black Earth. These two main characters will keep you fully involved in this lesson in alternate history.

The story answers a lot of questions that have plagued archeologists and historians for hundreds of years. It’s fun to see how everything comes together. Einstein, Hitler and Werner Von Braun we once close associates on Black Earth, as was Julius Caesar and others. The revelations you’ll discover in Black Earth will leave you floored!

The ending brought tears to my eyes and made my heart swell as it describes a love story for the ages. Better than Romeo and Juliet by far. Sometimes you’ll read a good book only to have the ending be disappointing or end in a cliff hanger to be continued in the next book of an expensive series. Not here! Black Earth is so satisfying from start to finish that you’ll believe you have read a modern classic.

This book is fun, exciting and charming. You could do worse, but I doubt you could find better!

Back to Black Earth

Mark Rievley

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

NOT a science fiction story – As a child, I enjoyed science fiction and have always been fascinated by astronomy and our universe, but Star Wars and other stories were just not believable to me and I sort of outgrew it. After ordering and reading this Kindle sample, I was hooked! I purchased the Kindle eBook version but now I must have the paperback. This was a very heartwarming story that pulled me back to earth after traveling a small portion of the cosmos. The best part was that all of it is totally believable!!! There was just enough science to make it interesting but, more than that, more heart than I ever expected from this book. We all wonder, but it’s so comforting to know that we can take bits and pieces of life and imagine our own afterlife. This story definitely gave me ideas, thoughts, questions and most importantly, hope. The author is a friend of the family that has certainly impressed me with his first novel. Thank you, Michael. What a treat!!