He rides in like a phoenix from the fire, black coat fanned out behind him. He’s a good
man with a dark past, perhaps a penchant for violence, but it stems from passion not
cruelty. He’s a lover standing in the rain, bleeding and victorious, come to find the one
who makes him whole.
The archetypical lover of women and role-model of men. We all know who he is, the
outline of his shape branded on our psyche. From Achilles to Clark Kent, from James
Bond to John McClane, he is a flawed and deeply driven man.
What is it about the larger than life icon of “Hero” that draws readers in? The
psychological need to believe in someone who can do exceptional things. I think maybe
it has something to do with the idea that one person can make a real and concrete change
in the world. Heroes are often imbued with supernatural abilities or extraordinary
qualities, but it’s not necessary for the hero to be from Krypton to pull us in to their
plight. In fact, it’s not the supernatural of Superman that makes him a hero, but the
goodness of Clark Kent.
It’s so easy in the sea of chaos we find ourselves in as individuals to feel that nothing
we do has any real impact. Apathy reigns supreme and in our busy lives the important
things like life, liberty and justice have to wait until after our taxes are done. But a hero,
someone with a single-minded focus, acting for good, can make a real difference.
The hero character inspires us, makes us want to take up jujitsu and hunt down our
nemesis thereby freeing the city. Real life isn’t so easy, not so black and white, which
makes these iconic stories stand out.
In Shadow on the Wall Recai Osman is a man adrift. He is removed from his culture, his
religion, and his legacy. But when faced with the existence of real evil he is called to act.
In Book One of The SandStorm Chronicles Recai must grapple with his own insecurities
and complicated past before he can head Allah’s call to become The SandStorm.
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