Title: Shadow on the Wall
Author: Pavarti K Tyler
Publisher: Fighting Monkey Press
Publication Date: May 2012
Rating: 5 Stars
Recai Osman is heir to his father’s fortune. After being forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in Turkey, Recai is called upon by Allah and it seems the desert itself to be the vehicle of change. Can Recai help his people, or will his dark past stand in the way?
Much like Raymond Benson’s The Black Stiletto, Shadow on the Wall is a novel that has all the action of a comic book. Recai has many similarities to Batman and that’s what made me love him all the more. He’s the tortured, dark soul that champions for justice in a corrupt backdrop. It’s about revenge but it’s also about the fact that what’s going on isn’t right. Pavarti Tyler is fearless in her storytelling and the fact that she dives right into a controversial world in a daring way will keep you glued to your seat. I read one half of this book one day and the other half on another because I didn’t want it to end quickly and even in spite of that I went crying to Pavarti about how I wanted more. This isn’t just a five star read, it’s an action filled and beautifully woven tapestry of the written word.
Thank you to Tribute Books and Pavarti Tyler for the ARC. It in no way influenced my review.