Review: Shadow on the Wall – The Sandstorm Chronicles #1 by Pavarti K. Tyler

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What first appeared to me as an interesting story line and title to read turned out to be a rather popular title which I didn’t know until now. Shadow on the wall served many purposes as titles of songs ( Chapman, Oldfield, Carlile) episode name of series (Game of thrones) and is shared by other authors as well. The most famous of them all might be the allegory to Platos story of the cave. Which seems to me is fitting quite well to the story. Though I am not sure if this was intended to be this way.

The story takes place in a fictional world, the center plays Turkey. Elih was the chosen town to hold a supernatural story line. The author has put up some great effort in researching the Middle Eastern culture and Islam to give a realistic picture of the characters and the theme involved in the story. With her understanding she made a remarkable input to display each character emotions and feeling of justice that we the reader can follow as an indirect background to make up our own mind.

The main character of the story is Recai Osman a kurd, he is the heir to a multi billion corporation but due to his missing in the beginning the position was left unacclaimed. Living most of his life outside the country he did not know of the wrong doing of the morality police in Elih who called themselves the ones who restore order under the Islamic law or short RTK. Soon after he is confronted with one of the most ugliest crimes of all a human can fall under. It is then he decides to undo the wrong and is in his beginning of becoming a hero for the people, the sandstorm.

The author has a unique writing style in that we get a glimpse of the story from each of the characters views which makes the story vivid.

Overall rating 3 / 5.

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