Review: Shadow On The Wall – Pavarti K. Tyler
For as long as he can remember, Recai Osman has been the keeper of secrets. Secrets that have bogged him down to the point that he’s wished for death in more ways than one. Throughout his entire life, he’s lost his loved ones and every remnant of his life. He’s clamored many times for release from the earthly realm he lives in, but Allah has other ideas. Recai is meant for many things and Allah’s will must be done.
Witnessing atrocities committed against him and his people, Recai has no other course of action but to come to the aid of those who need it. To do that, he’ll need to take matters into his own hands and rise from the dead. He’s failed to save those to close him in the past and he’s not sure if he can live up to the standards Allah has set before him. Yet part of him wonders if he can do just that.
As doubts eat at him from every direction, Recai knows he must shed his insecurities if he’s to succeed in setting all wrongs to right. Delving into the secrets of his past, he soon discovers that there’s great treachery afoot. The cause of it is unknown, but he’s determined to unmask the culprit with every step he takes. That, unfortunately, is easier said than done.
With each discovery he makes, attempts on his life are made. Yet Recai refuses to let them deter him from the path he now walks. He’s the SandStorm, the one who will protect those who need a helping hand. Slowly, but surely, he will walk the path Allah has opened up for him. Along the way, his beliefs are sorely tested. Yet there’s one thing he knows for sure, he will get to the bottom of things even if it kills him in the process.
This was quite a thought-provoking story. Granted, it’s chock full of situations and violence that will keep the reader on the edge with every turn of the page. The religious themes throughout the book make you question the little things, but I think the aspect of it was beautifully integrated into the story and explained along the way. A very intriguing read!
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Recai Osman: Muslim, philosopher, billionaire and Superhero?
Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah’s call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?
Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.
In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.
About The Author:
Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway.
Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry as a freelance accountant for several international law firms. She now operates her own accounting firm in the Washington DC area, where she lives with her husband, two daughters and two terrible dogs. When not preparing taxes, she is busy penning her next novel.
Author of many short stories, Pavarti spans genres from Horror and Erotica all the way to Fantasy. Currently Pavarti is hard at work preparing for the release of her upcoming novel Shadow on the Wall, a Muslim Superhero Literary Fiction.
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