How One Deity’s Son Fares in Fatal Test in Philama Ductan’s New Book

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“In The Tale of Yawe’s Son” reveals riveting tale that follows one hapless young hero’s struggle to prove his worth.

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Philama Ductan, author of “Who Will Survive?,” offers fiction enthusiasts and aficionados another mind-expanding novel spanning four continents and 35 years, titled In The Tale of Yawe’s Son. Set against the backdrop of a distant world known to its inhabitants as the planet of Minerva, this book reveals a young man’s harrowing, if not unbearable, rite of passage—one he must succumb to in order to prepare him for his transition from an ordinary boy to a man who will rule two empires.

In this tour de force science fiction novel, a child is born to Atremis, the virgin daughter of King Christobal, the leader of the Septentrional Empire. Son of the god, Yawe, Fatra is destined to rule over two empires but only if, it was decreed, he would live to tell the tale of submitting himself to unspeakable humiliation and suffering. For 10 years, his life is that of any other child’s on the planet of Minerva. Until he is taken away by deception by King Fag, sonless ruler of the Oriental Continent who adopts Fatra as his own and trains him to be a great scholar.

Jealous of Fatra's position, a resentful magician of the palace corrupts his relationship with Fag. Fatra is exiled and sent to King Tubal of Meridional after the king officially severs his ties from the boy he treated his own. However, Tubal’s intentions are not so pure. So begins Fatra’s descent into a dark, unforgiving world where innocence and tranquility are scant while war, slavery, infidelity, and betrayal are inevitable.

A story spanning four continents and 35 years, will Fatra prove a fit child of the god Yawe or will the tests show otherwise and ultimately lead him to the gaping doors of death? The answers lay before readers in the pages of In The Tale of Yawe’s Son.

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About the Author
Philama Ductan is a man of two countries and three cities; Port-de-Paix, Haiti where he was born and raised, Port-au-Prince, Haiti where he went for junior high and high school, and New York where he attended undergraduate and graduate school. He is an educator, engineer and writer.

The Tale of Yawe's Son * by Philama Ductan
Publication Date: June 7, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 144 pages; 978-1-4836-4530-8
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 144 pages; 978-1-4836-4531-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-4532-2

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