In Spidersilk the novel it is quite apparent that the intruders come from an entirely different dimension. Mark, the main character, even spends his waking and dreaming hours fighting off the intruders. However, at times, it seems as if Mark may be from a different dimension as well. For example, it is often mentioned that he is a newcomer to the town, but it never actually says where he's from. He definitely has abilities that others do not and his knowledge of other worlds (like our own!) is impressive. What are your thoughts on the mysterious and powerful main character?  
  

Well, it does seem sort of interesting. If that is my only option, sounds like I’ll probably skill and destroy it.” Ben finally laughed. “Okay, I’ll set up an interview and see what they try for._Mark in Spidersilk the novel
  

MMOs are a major part of the gamer world today. In fact, most new releases have a partial MMO aspect to them. This unites gamers as a community while allowing the power of the individual to shine. In Spidersilk the novel, Mark is developing his own MMO for work. However, when you begin to look at the details it almost seems as if Mark is living in an MMO. If you take a look at this quote from the book:

“The game was an MMO (massively multiplayer online game) where each player would need to decipher symbols, communicate through symbols, best other players in combat, discover treasures, and even create treasures... While players could communicate with one another in the usual way, there were parts in the game where players would have a distinct advantage while utilizing silent symbolic communication.”

...it is clear that Mark utilizes many of these in the novel. From dream catchers to special ways of communication with friends, it is almost as if Mark has created his consciousness around an MMO lifestyle.


  

Mark stood up and meandered into the dining room. The decor was a mix of stars/astrology, modern sophistication, and Egyptian hieroglyph.”- Spidersilk the novel
  

If you're not already amazed with the amount of characters in Spidersilk the novel, then looking into the meaning of their names will really excite you. We've checked into many characters before, but Jeff Horus is one of my favorite complex heroes in the story. Jeff is amazing at helping Mark find out information about the intruders, but could this possibly be because he is named after one of the most famous Egyptian gods, Horus? Horus was an avian deity that was often depicted with a Falcon head. This really draws in an important detail from the story. If you think back to Ramses and his hostage, Draul, you may recall that Draul was given something to help him see the matter that is hidden from many. In this matter there were falcons and spiders, which were seen throughout the book as protectors and informers to Mark. Thus, Jeff Horus really lived up to his name. For more on Horus, give this link a go:
http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/horus.htm
  

What the heck was that place, and was it friend or foe beyond the post entrance? Such things were thoughts that he pondered through his mind as he prepared for work.”-Spidersilk the novel  

Throughout Spidersilk the novel there are a few birds used to symbolize deeper meanings. One of these birds is the crow. Although in popular culture the crow tends to be used to signify darker motives. For instance, in many films you'll see them in cemeteries and even old folk legends associate the crows with death. There is an alternative though. In Native American symbolism the crow is told to reveal itself when a revelation must be made. The crow is a sign for the person seeing it to open up the sixth sense and see what is not actually visible to the naked eye. When the crows appear in Spidersilk it is like they're asking Mark to see what is not yet visible, when he does everything else becomes more apparent.
For more on crows, check out this link:
http://www.universeofsymbolism.com/symbolic-crow-meaning.html
  


“Mark opened his hand, and in his palm, a large luminous question mark appeared. It turned with beady little yellow eyes, looking his way and slowly circling him. Suddenly, it dashed his way.”- Mark in Spidersilk the novel
  

In Spidersilk the novel most of the intruders were blind and came from a world called Braila. Although there is an actual Braila in our world (it's in Romania), the name of the city is quite significant because Brail is actually what blind people use to read. This is just one of the hidden gems in Spidersilk. There's a lot of clues and associations that lead the readers to believe the intruders were blind and had many forms of aid that helped them give Mark and his friends a run for their money.
  

I KNOW! It’s tha-that, I want to enable him to attain a good future. Better than we have if possible.”- Ekaa in Spidersilk the novel.
  

When it comes to Spidersilk the novel there's a lot of people whose names might seem familiar. There's a good reason for this. Each character out of the novel has such a deeper meaning, so when you branch out to research names you may find quite a few treats. One such name investigation leads to the origins of Ekaa. If you recall she is the wife of Chris and longs for success for her son. The name Ecka, in Hindi, links back to the Goddess Durga who is known as the Supreme Mother. This would explain her insitance on her son's future. The name also links to a poem that embraces parenthood called Tvam Ekaa Bhawani. For more on the poem check out this link:
http://www.ekaainc.com/ekaa.html
  

“Today was a good day. Financial numbers are up, quality numbers are up and cost are down. The new ‘Explorer IV’ power tool is selling nicely, now to ensure that the ‘Explorer V’ can top it- Chris in Spidersilk the novel
  

In Spidersilk the novel, the alternative world that Dacian and Chris reside in is filled with devices to make seeing (or interpreting) easier for the blind. There is everything from brail keyboards to range scanners, which help make the blind aware of their surrounding. In our own society these inventions are slowly becoming a bigger part of our world. With technology on the rise it is important to plan for everyone to be able to function in a world that requires most of the senses. Is there anything in the novel Spidersilk that you'd like to see utilized in today's world?
  

Reaching for the door, Mark thought to himself, at least it wasn’t raining today. The overcast sky loomed, yet the cumuli were not quite as dark as yesterday, providing a glimmer of blue sky.”-Spidersilk the novel
  

Traveling within a wormhole is a pretty hot topic when it comes to scientist that study potential means to space travel. In the novel, Spidersilk, the main character does a lot of traveling through hyperspace, most likely via wormholes. One character in particular, Tina, actually makes if through the wormhole. She finds herself in the dark as she is reprogrammed to live in an entirely different dimension.   

“It is possible that they are all a front for something else. The history seems very limited like they just showed up and made few things up or something”- Garrick in Spidersilk the novel
  

Imaginary friends are pretty prominent in most cultures around the world. They're usually more prominent in regards to children, but there have been some adults who reported having imaginary friends. In Spidersilk the novel, Mark actually refers to Garrick as his imaginary friend. It seems that the two managed to befriend one another even though they were from different dimensions. This is actually a common theory around the imaginary friend concept. This definitely adds a very cool element to Spidersilk!  
  

“Meanwhile, Thoth was investigating newly arrived residents. “It is not all that surprising that 80 percent of newly arriving residents are blind.” Thoth mumbles to himself.- Spidersilk the novel
  

Although Thoth, in Spidersilk the novel, may have been a minor character he definitely played a huge part in Mark's success. There's a lot of exciting details about Thoth that become even more apparent when you look into Egyptian mythology. The Egyptian god Thoth was often seen as an arbitrator which might explain his job as a police office. Thoth also oversaw three major Good vs Evil battles. One of these battles was between Set and Osiris. This might ring a bell since Thoth was investigating the disappearance of Rae Osira (close to Osiris), which led to the capture of Sett who was one of the intruders stealing technology.

  

See the energies in this domain, this world. They don’t take kindly to your behavior. We can chase you through hyperspace whenever needed.”- Ramses in Spidersilk the novel
  

In Spidersilk the novel, the main character Mark has a number of powers that help him defeat the ghost intruders. One of his best forms of defense was his ability to travel through hyperspace. This method is used a lot in many pop culture stories, but what is it exactly? Hyperspace tends to be described in many ways and usually goes hand in hand with traveling faster than the speed of light. It is connected to our universe, but is still on an alternative plane. Usually, it takes a good amount of energy or special device to enter the area. I guess it's a good thing Mark loves his espresso! Wormholes are also a major part of hyperspace, but that's a totally different post....
  

“ Numerous bugs in the navigation and range sonars required backup scanners or someone who could understand what was happening. He laughed at that, how primitive life must have been”- Spidersilk the novel
  

In Spidersilk the novel, the main character Mark has a lot of friends who work to help him solve the problem of the ghosts. There is one friend, however, that doesn't seem to follow the loyalty that Mark's other friends do. Tink is a colleague of Mark's who seems indifferent to the events that are happening to Mark and his inner circle. While the rest try to find out what's going on, Tink considers Mark's thoughts to be conspiracy theories and he often mocks Mark's intentions of creating new worlds in his video games. With Tink so down on Mark it almost seemed as if he were on the side of the ghosts. With a little further investigation Tink even tells Mark he will attend his party like an apparition, which is a bit coincidental since this is when the ghost first appeared!
  

Really. The term ‘blood’ was used when people did not know much about the subject. Parents often don’t even have the same blood type! Well anyway, have fun with the relatives.”- Spidersilk
  

Sometimes, the best way to truly appreciate a book is to look at the finer details. Spidersilk is rich in this aspect. There are many scenes that don't just drop clues, but guide the reader to a better understanding of the world and actions of the characters. In Spidersilk the novel, one of the best background details is the theater. This amazing structure features a web-like design that was designed by Ramses. The cool thing about this is each area of the web probably leads to a different a film. This gets even deeper into the plot when you look at the film names (Mandelbrot Jumper, States of Matter, The Pattern Repeaters, White Plague, Masters of Khi, Acuteness of Vision, Kumonosu), which all lead to a different character or theme in the novel. It's funny how a few sentences can really help direct reader's in the right direction
  

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