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In Parable of the Talents, the seeds of change that Lauren planted begin to bear fruit, but in unpredictable and brutal ways. Her small community is destroyed, her child is kidnapped, and she is imprisoned by sadistic zealots. She must find a way to escape and begin again, without family or friends. Her single-mindedness in teaching Earthseed may be her only chance to survive, but paradoxically, may cause the ultimate estrangement of her beloved daughter. Parable of the Talents is told from both mother's and daughter's perspectives, but it is the narrative of Lauren's grown daughter, who has seen her mother made into a deity of sorts, that is the most compelling. Butler's writing is simple and elegant, and her storytelling skills are superb, as usual. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the next installment in what promises to be a moving and adventurous saga. --Therese Littleton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I have been waiting to read the second book for almost a year now and am glad to finally have it in my hands.
This book delves deeper into the Earthseed religion and its conflict with the future's form of mainstream Christianity.
Octavia Butler was definitely a force to be reckoned with - her books are powerful and very real, very believable.
I'm was an Octavia Butler fan before reading this book, and I enjoyed it so much. Completely different characters with unique survival strategies than her other books. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Michelle Rojas-Soto
Sequel to Parable of the Sower. This is about what happens in a religious backlash after society has seriously started going down the toilet. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Swank Ivy
Parable of the Talents is the continuation of Octavia Butler's Parable of the Sower, where the reader catches up with Lauren Olamina and her group as they settle in to a safe... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michelle McGill-Vargas
Even though this book is based in fantasy, l found felt that it was laying it on rather thick, as far as making most of the Christian characters appear to be fanatical in there... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fas4ward
I read 'Parable of the Sower' many many moons ago and ws excited to read 'Talents' once I 'discovered' it for Kindle. Butler didn't disappoint. The story moved me to tears....Published 2 months ago by Nailah
I should not be required to write when giving 5 stars... should be a choice... oh well.... loved it what can I say...Published 4 months ago by sparrow
Parable of Talents shares the journals of Taylor Franklin Bankole and his wife Lauren Oya "Olamina" Bankole which their daughter is reading her historical memories and... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dream 4 More Book Reviews
This is a sequel to Parable of the Sower. Loved both books. How interesting a world that Butler creates. So sorry to lose this wonderful author.Published 5 months ago by Christian Dimas
So if you read sci fi and like hardcore space and military stuff then move on. If you want a great story that will blow your mind then read it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sage