The story follows an amnesia-struck protagonist who finds himself in a dark house that he doesn't recognize. However, something tells him his life is in grave danger, and that in order to survive, he needs to make a run for it. Waking up to an unrecognizable voice reciting rhymes is unsettling enough, but he then discovers a world full of people with magical abilities. Does he have what it takes to survive a place at war with itself and save his life?
Out of the Dark by Syed Naqvi unravels the world of mystery from the very first page, where we are taken on a roller-coaster ride of emotions as we discover the main character gradually as he discovers himself. The action-packed mystery-thriller is the first part of the upcoming trilogy with the narrator walking you through his life of uncertainty and escaping death. The internal dialogue, along with the characters, will make it challenging for you to put this book down as you try to contemplate who can be trusted and who the protagonist's enemy is. 'I let them kill you, you deserved death, I felt relief when I heard you take your last breath.' An amusing tale told through an unreliable narrator, this short story carries the perfect ingredients of a variety of genres —mystery, action, fantasy —to make for a spellbinding reading experience.
Overall, Out of the Dark will get you hooked with the perfectly crafted twists and unsuspecting turns; it is a nail-biting thriller. Perfectly paced, you might want to prepare yourself for a deep-dive into a mysterious adventure, where little is known about the protagonist and the characters with magical powers known as miracles. An excitingly suspenseful ending will leave you anxiously waiting for the second instalment in the trilogy. A perfect read for fans of action-packed fantasy stories, and Syed Naqvi’s incredible penmanship is worth all the praise.