Original Title: Shadow on the Wall
Series: The SandStorm Chronicles #1
Author: Pavarti K. Tyler
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
Published Date: May 1st 2012
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.
Get ready for another Batman!
Recai Osman is the multi-millionaire young lad, whose life is not any easier than a common man. When his mother committed suicide and his father left him with no parting words, Recai was a kid. Dealing these things on his own has made him insecure and angry from the inside..he thinks he could have saved him mother from leaving him. One day, he wakes up in a desert with no idea how he ended up there. He was caught in a sandstorm and nearly buried alive, when Hasad, a nice old man, saves him. Recai was taken care of Hasad and his daughter, Rebekah, with atmost care and compassion.
Between that, the land was occupied by RTK, the morality police, which claims to follow Allah's ways. But all these treacherous men do, is treat people in the worst way possible. Recai is still not completely healed, when few of these RTK men come searching into Hasad's house, when Hasad was not there. They rape Rebekah and kill her in the most humiliating way, making Recai to see all this. They also try to kill Recai, but somehow, Recai is saved..again. After 3 years of wandering in the desert, he seeks vengeance for Rebekah's murder and enters the society. Will he succeed in that cruel land? Or will his insecurities get the better of him?
This book has everything, any fiction reader would want. Excellent story-telling and emotional start makes this a success with me. Strong plot, deep characters.. This novel is definitely not your 'Happily Ever After' kind. But, this is more of realism, right? Not everyone gets their HEA..THE FACT! This was heart-wrenchingly sad in the beginning and as the story moved on, I was still sad. And even when I finished the book, I was sad..still.
Okay, if you think that I am exaggerating in any way, you really have to read it to find out. Go on, pick it up!
Pavarti K Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number-cruncher who has been committed to causing trouble since her first moment on this Earth. Her eclectic career has flirted with Broadway, Teaching, Law Firms and the IRS. Author of many short stories, Pavarti spans genres from Horror and Erotica all the way to Fantasy. Currently Pavarti is hard at work establishing her Indie Publishing Company Fighting Monkey Press.
Pavarti K Tyler’s novel Two Moons of Sera is a Fantasy/Romance and began in a serial format in November 2011. Her next novel Shadow on the Wall is scheduled for release in May 2012. Shadow on the Wall is Book One of The SandStorm Chronicles, the saga of Recai Osman — businessman, philosopher, Muslim and . . . superhero.
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