Double Dragons Publishers
Mirrors are such seductive creatures, are they not? Yes, creatures, like fires that we tame, they seem nothing more than what they look like: a source of something for our use. In Reflections of a Recovering Servant Steve Lazarowitz has taken the long unanswered questions of dimly remembered childhood and given them answers. Haunting ones.
I remember well, leaning against the closet mirror and looking to my left. At a certain angle you could see the reflection at the other end of the house, of the kitchen and my forever-hungry brother trying to sneak a snack. I became utterly convinced there was another world there. All the logic of my father, light bending to explain how I could see the other end of the house, did nothing to move me from my newfound faith.
Reflections of a Recovering Servant takes on that long ago, most likely forgotten exploration of children, and even adults, and adds the magical, “What if?”. What if there was a servant falsely accused of rape, ready to lose his head literally, then finding him self torn from that life. Who then now rules his life? No longer a slave to his Master’s whims, our hero Straac must find a new master. Be it him self, or another, he has no idea. But he soon learns as he navigates a life of mirrors and reflections of a learning mind.
More than just a fantasy this story is good fun with something to reflect upon for your own self. Just to whom are you a servant? To what is freedom and where does reality have a right to exist? Do not be put off by such philosophical musings as this because the reading is easy entertainment as well. Even so, you will find yourself pondering the images of Reflections of a Recovering Servant long after you have finished. Is that not the true image of a great story?
Reviewed By Nancy Louise
© December 2006