Rulers of the Darkness

by Mike Ohan



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/23/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 184
ISBN : 9781553957980

About the Book

In a typical African kingdom, the king is almost elevated to the status of a demi-god. He is so feared, so respected, and so honoured. Yet most kings in Africa are dictatorial, extortionistic and, inevitably, ocultic.

King Okolo Ojie, the second, of Ifeku-omon kingdom has all these attributes. In addition, he heads the cult of Witches and Wizards in his kingdom. Collectively or individually they cause mysterious deaths, accidents, barrenness, crop-failures, madness, etc., and the blames are heaped on society's deities and ancestors.

No one dares to oppose the king's misrule. Your days will be numbered if you do. However, fearless and courageous Omunsun Adodo soon becomes a thorn in the flesh of the king and his ruling caste. Consequently, Omunson finds himself manipulated into prison for a crime he did not commit.

But when one of the notorious and ruthless wizards in the kingdom confesses to Omunsun's innocence of the crime for which he is imprisoned, he receives a state pardon, and suddenly the kingdom of Ifeku-Omon errupts into an orgy of violence, political power-play and intriques, resulting in its climax in the king having to make a choice between himself and his throne; Omunsun Adodo, a choice between his life and his people; and the people of Ifeku-Omun, a choice between darkness and light.

About the Author

Michael Ohan was born in 1962, in the little and serene village of Okede in Ewohimi, one of the chiefdoms in the Great Benin Kingdom, in Nigeria. He attended the then Salvation Army Primary School, Okede, from 1969 to 1975 and then proceeded to Pilgrim Baptist Grammar School, Ewohimi, in 1975 for his secondary education. He graduated in 1980 and had a stinct as a primary school teacher, between 1980 and 1981.

In his quest for a higher education, he resigned his teaching job against all financial odds and proceeded to the Institute of Continuing Education, Benin City, for his Advanced Level, in 1981. Thereafter in 1984, he was admitted at the Institute of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, to read Government and Economics. He graduated in 1987 with distinction in both majors and was also awarded the prizes for the Best Student in Economics, Best Student in Government, and the overall Best Student in the Department.

Since leaving the University, he has been in business overseeing Asodue Nigeria Limited and Mctopp Computer College, both in Nigeria. He is also involved in humanitarian activities, being a member and immediate past Projects Director of African Gerontological Society (AGES), Nigeria Chapter. He was a delegate from Africa to the United Nations Second World Assembly on Ageing held in Madrid between the 8th and 12th of April, 2002.

Rulers Of The Darkness is his first published novel. He currently lives in Spain where he is working on his second novel: The Return Of The Negro.