Blood Colony Hardcover – June 3, 2008
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About the Author
- Item Weight : 1.36 pounds
- Hardcover : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0743287355
- ISBN-13 : 978-0743287357
- Dimensions : 6.25 x 1.25 x 9.25 inches
- Publisher : Atria; 1st Atria Books Hardcover Ed edition (June 3, 2008)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,250,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This novel picks up with their daughter, Fana--supposedly the only child born with the magic blood--now a rebellious teenager, and going through all the trials those angst-ridden years inevitably wreak. Except, on top of the raging hormones and looming self-doubts, our fragile Fana has to cope with being treated like a Deity, and feels the crush of the world on her shoulders, literally. How can she best share her miracles with the dying and infirm?
Enter Sanctus Cruor (Catholicism's evil twin). It seems our favorite Africans aren't the only Immortals roaming loose on planet Earth. And perhaps Fana isn't so unique and all-powerful after all. When Fana and her best friend run away, they have no idea what nightmares are lurking around each corner.
So many twisted turns in this story! I won't give all the good stuff away, no spoilers here, just let me say: First love rarely ends up so gory! And few teens have to grow up in the blink of the eye, as Fana does, rising to the occasion, making a choice that will affect the entire human race.
Book 4, we're waiting!
Just a heads up to folks reading this on a Kindle.
The device automatically takes you to the First Chapter even though there's a significant Prologue that should be read. This bug seems to affect each book I buy for my Kindle.
Just navigate to the "Cover" and page forward as normal till you reach the Prologue, then begin...
Another awesome book by Tananarive Due. Enjoy!
I just have two complaints. First, it was too short. Before I knew it, I was at the end, and the end surprised me. Secondly, I give the art work a 1 star. There is nothing about it that would make me pick up the book if I wasn't already familar with her. The only reason I even know who Ms. Due is is becasue the artwork on the cover kept calling me. Finally, I picked the Living Blood up and I have been a fan since.
I highly recommend. I would not mind reading a continuation of this story. I see many variations of this story. I want to hear more about Moses in the future. In fact, I hope Ms. Due will consider it. Ms. Due lost some of her mojo in Joplin's Ghost, but sistah gal has reclaimed her throne in "my" mind. I humbly bow.
The story deftly jumps between the perspectives of multiple characters, all the while adding greater depth and complexity to the elements of fantasy established in the first two. Further, the book gently describes a near future that is impressively recognizable.
Finally, the way in which the stakes are raised and the characters grow and reveal more of themselves is truly masterful. I'm very excited to keep reading, if you couldn't tell.