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My Soul to Take: A Novel Paperback – September 6, 2011
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“Brilliant, moody, dark and delicious, My Soul To Take is Tananarive Due's best so far, and that is saying a LOT. Absolutely recommended.” –Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of The King of Plagues and Dust & Decay
“The world of My Soul to Take is so enchantingly drawn I could not help but be caught in its spell. From California to Ethiopia to Mexico, Tananarive Due takes you on a nonstop ride that will leave you breathless.” —Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench
"An engrossing—can't put it down—spooky, sexy, intelligent whirlwind of a ride." –Jewell Parker Rhodes
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Fana's fiancé, Michel (an immortal) deployed a sickness on an unsuspecting world. He believes that humans must become extinct to fulfill the Book of Revelation's Apocalypse. Only Fana and her Life Brothers can stop the Immortal she is fated to marry, but his killing pace far surpasses their healing pace.
This is the latest of Ms. Due's thought provoking African Immortals thrillers. The story line is globally loaded with action, but character driven by the key players as well as those caught in the crossfire. Readers will appreciate the fact that she revisited some of her characters from the past. Tananarive Due will receive plenty of well deserved accolades for her insightful exciting war of species cleansing.
A mother of a seven year old son, Phoenix agrees to perform as she still does a rare concert to raise money and awareness like she did for Haiti. She is willing because she knows people are suffering from the Praying Disease that Fana's fiancé, Michel deployed on an unsuspecting world. This Immortal believes humans must become extinct to fulfill the Book of Revelation's Apocalypse. Only Fana and her Life Brothers can stop the Immortal she is destined to marry, but his kill rate far surpasses their heal rate.
The latest thought provoking African Immortals thriller (see Blood Colony and The Living Blood) is a powerful poignant tale as mortals with immortal allies battle for their existence with other immortals. The story line is globally loaded with action, but character driven by the key players as well as those caught in the crossfire. Readers will appreciate this tale with clever ties to Joplin's Ghost as Tananarive Due will receive plenty of deserved accolades for her insightful exciting war of species cleansing in the name of God.
The series, which began as a tale of Jessica Jacobs-Wolde finding out that her husband David (Dawit) is an African-Immortal with "Living Blood"; has now come full circle as their "bloodborn" daughter, Fana, must fight her idealistic vision to use the healing blood of she and her life-brethren to cure the world's worst maladies, while her betrothed, Michel (introduced in Blood Colony) besets the world with the plague - part of the prophesied "cleansing" where the majority of the world's population will be sacrificed.
My Soul to Keep was primarily David (Dawits story), The Living Blood (my favorite in the series) was Jessica's tale, and Blood Colony and My Soul to Take are primarily Fana's to own. Fana is a complex protagonist mostly due to the fact that she fights to keep her humanity even as her immortal instincts and abilities draw her away from those she loves. That said, I really enjoyed this book. It's been a tricky journey for Mrs. Due as her universe which began as a tale of a small family has now expanded to characters in the low 50's. The scale has so vastly increased, it's a breathtaking achievement. I could not have imagined, when I began this series that it would take me to so many far flung places, challenge my notions about healing vs. hurting, and still keep me wanting more with each and every installment.
I strongly recommend this book, but I do think to get the most out of it you should start from the beginning and work your way forward into the amazing world and mind of Tananarive Due. Then go buy everything else she's written!
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One of the best books I read in a long time I couldn't put it downPublished 11 days ago by George blacknall
Jumped around a lot and was not as interesting as the first books and a ver weak ending.Published 2 months ago by Daphne Jones-reec
She did it again. Love this series. Highly recommended to all. Interesting and exciting. Great read. I had high expectations. All expectations were met!Published 4 months ago by DatDudeCrazee
Ms. Due encaptured my attention through a majority of the series.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great book but wish ending was better. Overall it was good wish they would have wrapped up the other characters story like California and Catlin s dad.Published 7 months ago by Danette D. Woodson-davis
After being such a fan of the first book of this series, I was a little disappointed in this last book. I was left with the feeling of being unsatisfied. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer