Book Review: Shadow on the Wall

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.

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.

 

 

Sneak Peek

A man. A voice. Darkness tangled her thoughts with fear and
childhood warnings.
Sabiha, you
shouldn’t be walking alone
, she’d heard it
say.
Stupidity had made her rash; selfish concerns about her
brother caused her to make the worst possible mistake—the kind of mistake that
would make her wish she had died, if by any chance she managed to survive.
The low voice knew her name, knew her family name—it had
come specifically for her.
She ignored its call, quickening her pace. A laugh broke
out in the night, mocking her fear. Suddenly the owner of the voice grabbed
her, turning her around to face him.
Refusing to meet the voice’s gaze, Sabiha fixed her eyes
forward. Her gaze came to rest on his arm where she saw the outline of a
tattoo, dark and menacing. A snake’s tail circled his bicep and disappeared
behind his back, only to reveal itself on the other side of his neck with two
onyx eyes staring at her, unblinking.

 

MY RATING

4 Out of 5 Stars!!Strength is not always how much you dead weight you can pick up, how many presses you can do, or how hard you can hit. Strength is also something inside of you that pushes you to do what is right and stand your ground when others want to force you to change your mind. This book is full of strength. The women are in a world that has them restricted to certain laws and hidden behind mask and veils. But the women of this book stand against them in their own ways. Not afraid to speak their mind and stand up for the truth while still holding respect. Not willing to get a man the satisfaction of being superior and giving them pain. They are able to pull their strength together inside of them and be brave and strong.

Faith is challenged and second guessed as the soldiers who claim to be doing the work of Allah but are in no way doing such. As they use their power to get what they want, take what they desire, and destroy what they wish it is Recai’s faith that he must channel and stick true to help those around him. A drive to provide his people with better and the help of his jewish friend and fatherly figure he must come to terms with himself, his past, his faith and become the promise of hope…he must become the sandstorm.

This book is a wonderful read. A book that can combine so many aspects together and so many emotions and deep meanings. This may not have the happy ever after fairy tale stories that many believe all stories should have. But it has more. It has reality and realization. It touches your heart, your mind and your soul.

Grab your copy today!
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