The Good One Rises: La Taina Sube

The Good One Rises: La Taina Sube

by Mynet Velez


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As her beautiful island of Borikén is invaded, her people betrayed, and all trust broken by the Spaniard conquistadors, a young warrior rises above all attempts by the invaders to destroy the indigenous people of the island. Atabeira, the oldest daughter of the cacique, and the healing woman in her village, had an idyllic upbringing in her beautiful village nestled in the central mountains of the island now known as Puerto Rico. Forced into an arranged marriage to a Spanish captain, she must escape the abusive relationship to save her own life, rise up with the friends she chose to be family, to defend all that she loves, and ultimately become a warrior and champion for her people.

Set in the early 16th Century when the Spanish conquistadors invaded the island, the inaugural book of the historical fiction, La Taína Trilogy Series will transport you to a time and place rarely discussed in modern day history. A time when the cultural staple of kindness and generosity were met with cruelty and betrayal, and where a series of historical events defined and established the foundation of the culture and people of the island of Puerto Rico. La Taína Sube!

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737276876
Publisher: Honor First Press
Publication date: 10/15/2021
Pages: 138
Sales rank: 156,645
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Mynet Velez is a former federal agent, and current professor of criminal justice and instructor of law enforcement, educating youth and adults along the East Coast, USA. A competitive martial artist in Doce Pares style Eskrima and studying Tae Kwon Do, she has also competed in firearms, and endurance events inclusive of obstacle course racing, and Strongman weightlifting. Listening to her mambo soul, she enjoys dancing salsa, cha-cha and tango. Following the path of Atabey, she has raised her two sons as a single mami to be proud and embrace their diverse cultural heritage, philanthropy to community, and service to country by embodying honor first. Firmly believing in her family's motto of, "who perseveres, triumphs," she is sharing the historical events that affected the indigenous people of Borikén, now known as the Taíno, which continue to define who the people of Puerto Rico are in this world through the characters she has developed. She can be reached via her Instagram account, @mynet.honorfirst and via email at

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