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ARC Review: Heaven’s Vault by Pavarti K Tyler



Maia watched for more than a millennia, waiting for a second chance at life on Earth. A hot, unforgiving desert greets her upon arrival, but her surroundings aren’t her only problem. In human form, fleeting memories of a past life haunt her. Will she be whole when she rediscovers who she is, or will the reality of her existence require she make yet another sacrifice?

This short story by Pavarti K Tyler is a literary twist on a classic Greek Myth.

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I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my thoughts and opinions about the same.

I have been a part of Novelty Book Tours for a while now and I didn’t even realize one of the members that I regularly am in contact with also write books! So when the chance came up to actually help her out with her new short story, how could I ever say no?

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“I look like nothing like how I imagine. I am dirty and naked. This body is insignificant, so breakable. It’s completely new, born from the ether when I tumbled into life. I love it.”

This is a short story – like 58 pages in ePub form kind of short story. Not that the word count distracted from the story. Oh no no no no! This is one of those few novellas that feel like they are full length novels.

Maia, the youngest daughter of Atlas, one of the seven brightest stars falls to Earth – by choice. To live in a world where in she believed that she has the choices to make – for herself, for her life.

“Do you feel that? there’s nothing more real. No moment more sacred than this. I know who I am inside. I know who you are. That’s all that matters, the only real truth. This moment. This perfection. It’s all I ever wanted.”

Her descent to Earth and subsequent time is a little disorienting. Yet she adapts, with the help of a human called Jaren. Now Jaren, is a concerned citizen helping out another human in distress. I liked him. He was clearly attracted to Maia, yet he never crossed the line. There was an instant connection between them. And yes, no matter cynics say, this type of connections do exist (Personal experience!) and this was so beautifully expressed in this short story.

“History has taught us again and again that while humanity is great in it’s capacity for creation, it’s ability to worship is even greater.”

It’s very hard to review this short story without spoilers. So what I can do is tell y’all about the writing and the story itself.

Pavarti writes perfectly – lyrical and beautiful prose that sucks you right in and before you know it, you are invested fully into the story. The story itself is perfect blend of contemporary with Greek Mythology, a way to look at the old Gods from the current point of view.

This short story, honestly, just whetted my appetite for more Pavarti’s works.


4.5 / 5 Stars


If you have ever been interested in Greek Mythology and love the blend of old and new, this story is perfect for you. But honestly, it’s a short story with a perfectly new twist. This is definitely worth the read!



Award-winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K Tyler is usually found with Doc Martens strapped on over fishnets, and a girlish giggle as easy and likely as a throaty guffaw. She is an artist, wife, mother, and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director, and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry at several international law firms. She now lives with her husband, two daughters, and two terribly behaved dogs. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity, and penning her next genre-bending novel.

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