In the galaxy of Tetraxy, a child is born to Atremis, the virgin daughter of King Christobal, leader of the Septentrional empire. Son of the god Yawe, Fatra is destined to rule over two empires but only, it was decreed, after he has undergone much humiliation and suffering. For ten years, Fatra's life is that of any other childs on the planet of Minerva but then his presence is made known to King Fag, one of the leaders of the other three continents. Fearful of the rumor that Fatra is fated to take over his empire, the king arranges his kidnapping. As he has no son, King Fag adopts Fatra as his own, and trains him to be a great scholar. The palace magician, jealous of Fatra's place in the king's affections, poisons their relationship and thus Fatra is given to King Tubal of Meridional as a goodwill gesture, along with the gift of technology. Tubals intentions are not so pure and so begin Fatras descent into war, slavery, rebellion, infidelity, betrayal and imprisonment. In a story that spans four continents and thirty-five years, Fatra always remains Yawes boy, the son of a god.
When a religion is favored by the uneducated and the downtrodden, its hard to tell the difference between tradition and reality. Its a long trek, especially to a teenager who has held Christian values and witnessed the most horrifying voodoo ceremony. Kootan offers us a fresh perspective in the inner workings of voodoo both ancient and modern and takes it upon himself to enlighten the believers. To get to the bottom of the way ancestral spirits come and go, hes inclined to use every means at his disposal and everyone around him. What he uncovers is the yearning of his own life.
This book is not about Haiti. This is a story of how a diverse and wondrous multiethnic city such as New York City, and a couple such as Briane and Kootan, can combine to become a positive force. This energy is derived from the inspiration and wealth of experience that give people from the strongest background the ability to achieve the perspective, inspiration and fortitude that enable Haiti under the most tragic circumstance to overcome the tragedy and be triumphant.