Legends are immortal dreams made flesh…
Kaya Abaniah believes he’s an ordinary fourteen-year-old college student. He lives with his mother on the Caribbean island of Trinidad; he’s passionate about wildlife conservation and has a crush on the prettiest girl in his class.
However, one fateful day, Kaya’s life is changed forever when he encounters Papa Bois, a folklore character similar to the Greek god, Pan.
Kaya learns he has the talent. He’s a telepath, and he’s not alone. He discovers that men in black are constantly watching him, Soucouyant, the shape-shifting vampire wants his blood, and his packed lunch is never safe.
Will Kaya succeed in protecting his relatives and friends from the supernatural evils that lurk on the tropic isle? Can he reveal the shape-shifter’s secret identity? And, why on Earth is the most gorgeous girl, he’s ever known, so interested in him?
Follow Kaya’s struggles with love, rivalry, and academic life, as he confronts the terrifying creatures of Trinidad and Tobago’s folklore, and unlocks the shocking mystery of Papa Bois, the father of the forest.
About Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest:
Kaya Abaniah (Kah-yuh Abba-na-yuh) is a boy's name. Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest is a unique story, set in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. In this two-island Caribbean nation, inhabited primarily by people of African and Indian descent, Trinidadian English is the official spoken language, and Standard English is the official written language. However, Kaya speaks authentic Trinidadian Creole, which is similar, but distinct from Tobagonian Creole. Trinbagonians (Trinidadians and Tobagonians) use Creole in spontaneous conversation, while Trinidadian English is often reserved for more formal speech. Various combinations of English, Trinidadian English, and Creole are not uncommon.
About the Author:
Wayne Gerard Trotman is a Trinidadian British writer, blogger, filmmaker, artist, photographer, composer and producer of electronic music. Born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trotman immigrated to England in 1984, where he lives with his wife and two sons.
"The author takes a medley of science fiction tropes, from aliens and spaceships to telepathy and artificial intelligence and creates an epic, universe-building tale."
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About the Author
Wayne Gerard Lionel Trotman is a British writer, blogger, filmmaker, artist, photographer, composer and producer of electronic music. Born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trotman studied at Presentation College, San Fernando, under the late former principal, Brother Michael Samuel, whom he described as one of the greatest human beings he had ever known. He won the Presentation College Art Prize twice - 1979 and 1982. During the early 1980's, Trotman won several national art prizes in Trinidad and Tobago. His artwork during this period consisted largely of comic book illustrations and acrylic or oil paintings. In August 1984, Trotman moved to England to study art and design at the Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea, London. In 1985, his work was chosen for the London Youth Festival Exhibition. Between the late 1980's and mid 1990's, Trotman produced compositions for British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB); as well as low budget independent film productions. He completed his second feature film script entitled ‘Ashes to Ashes’ in 1994; and, in 1995, his short film – ‘London: Metropolis of the Future’ premiered at the British Short Film Festival. Trotman, who is trained in several martial arts disciplines, directed, co-produced, scored and edited the British independent film, Ashes to Ashes, in 1998 - arguably the world’s first digital feature film and Britain’s first martial arts movie. He also played the film’s lead role of Gabriel Darbeaux and used real martial arts weapons, including the nunchaku or two-piece rod. In 2006, Trotman co-produced a training DVD, which tackles the cause of anxiety and panic attacks: The Fight or Flight Response. Between 2006 and 2009, he wrote his epic Psychic Wars sci-fi novel: Veterans of the Psychic Wars; and in 2012 he released the eBook, Ashes to Ashes: Screenplay. Also in 2012, Trotman became Kingston upon Thames adult intellectual chess champion in what was his first and only British chess tournament. January 2014 saw Trotman at number 1 on the Reverbnation Electronica chart for the UK and 6th globally, and he has maintained a Top 40 presence throughout 2014. In December 2014, he released Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest, another thrilling instalment from the Psychic Wars universe.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
There is so much I can tell you about this book. First off, I am not used to books being filled with extensive material on a country or culture, period. These days, authors skim over those important details to engage the reader instead of take the time in their story to teach them new facts about a foreign country you've probably never been too nor thought of visiting. This book taught me a lot about the country and culture in the two island Caribbean nation of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. There were times when I was overwhelmed by information that I had to take a break which is a good thing because I was reading for hours and hours. Anyways this is the story about fourteen year old Kaya (Hezekiah) Abaniah who lives with his single mother Josephine. He goes to college which is different considering he is only fourteen but I would assume it is just like high school. At face value, he is an ordinary boy until he starts hearing a voice in his head which guides in a way and at one point leads him to saving his crush, Raima Kahn, from drowning. Him and his friends are then visited by Papa Bois who is a fictional local legend around the area. Immediately following that, Kaya begins to experience sudden personal changes like telepathy and the ability to have control over animals around him. Honestly, this books keep you drawn in, making you want to learn more and more to the very end. I recommend it for young adults, teenagers, and also adults who are interested in reading something original and new instead of rehashed story lines. Young adult parents, if you are looking for a story that will inspire your child as well as teach them something, this is that novel.This one is fantastic and you will not be disappointed.
I loved this book; it is so engaging and mysterious. I was held by it from the start and hated to see it end. I was not sure what to expect, and at first the dialogue had me a little confused, but as I read on it became an absolute joy to read. I love books like this, with magic, myths and unexpected events that keep you turning pages. The characters are so well defined and each personality shows through. Kaya is awesome and I have to say he is my favorite one. His curiosity and passion to learn even from his imagination is outstanding. The details are perfect and so vivid; I could see, hear and even smell the land. I felt like I was there in the middle of it all. It is very well written and hard to put down. The glossary at the end was a nice touch and made the book easier to understand. My attention has been grabbed by this author, Wayne Gerald Trotman. I love his mind and imagination and I certainly will be looking for more of his work. I highly recommend this book to everyone; it is a powerful and amazing read. Let your mind go free and enjoy the journey.