Caribbean-born disc jockey Terry Lee Barrett works in Philadelphia as DJ Terry Love (TL). On a trip home to Jamaica, TL learns the legend of Kata and the Iron Thorn, a mighty warrior and his supernatural sword, a man who fought against ghosts and pirates in 1655. TL also discovers that he's the youngest descendent of Kata—a family secret his Father never wanted him to learn. But when TL meets his Uncle Wilvo, he's persuaded that he must find Kata's sword and other magical items for fighting against the violence, greed, ignorance, and prejudice still thriving in the present day.
TL's quest sends him on a suspenseful and thrilling adventure, where he soon finds love and learns life lessons. But can he live up to his ancestor's greatness and bring virtue to the world again? TL could become a legend in his own right…if he survives.
A word from the author, Terry Lee Barrett:
I have written this semi-autobiographical story in honor of my late Father and world-renowned anthropologist, Doctor Leonard E. Barrett, Sr. (1920-2003). Dr. Barrett was the author of the classic books "The Rastafarians," "The Sun and the Drum," and "Soul-Force." The Rastafarians has been honored as the #1 Best Seller on Rastafarianism.
However, my Father's "The Sun and the Drum," which covers witchcraft and psychic Phenomena in Jamaica, inspired the Kata story.
I have wanted to write this story since I was six years old when my Father related fascinating Jamaican history and, yes, ghost stories that scared me to no end.
Since Covid 19 put the Hollywood production of the Kata Live-Action movie on hold in 2019. I decided to put the Kata screenplay into novel form. The publisher's love the Kata manuscript and describe it as "a fast-paced fantasy similar to The Princess Bride, by William Goldman, and Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne."