"Son of Syria is a story of danger and intrigue and impossible to put down. Every page is loaded with excitement that kept me on the edge of my chair. Ben Schafer is a talented and gifted author who has placed all of the right elements in all of the right places."
"Son of Syria is instantly appealing, but the power of the narrative and the timely, heart-wrenching story is what makes this book unforgettable. Despite being a debut novel, Schafer shows a depth of writing prowess and maturity that will appeal to readers all over the world, as the core of this story is deeply human, brutally honest, and impossible to ignore."