My Soul to Take
Essence bestselling and award-winning author Tananarive Due delivers a heart-stopping new novel continuing the story of descendants of an immortal line of people are the only ones capable of saving the world.
Fana, an immortal with tremendous telepathic abilities, is locked in a battle of wills. Her fiancé is Michel. But Johnny Wright, a mortal who is in love with her, believes that if she doesn’t stay away from Michel, they will become the Witnesses to the Apocalypse described in the Book of Revelation.
Fana and the Life Brothers are rushing to distribute their healing “Living Blood” throughout the world, hoping to eliminate most diseases before Fana is bound to marry Michel. Still, they cannot heal people faster than Michel can kill them. Due weaves a tangled web in this novel, including beloved characters from her bestselling Joplin’s Ghost, in a war of good against evil, making My Soul to Take a chilling and thrilling experience.
Due continues the conflict between mortals and immortals in this thoughtful near-future supernatural suspense tale, the fourth in the African Immortals series (after 2008's Blood Colony). Phoenix Smalls Harris, a talented singer, is approached by Fana Wolde and her organization to assist in spreading Fana's healing powers through song rather than the "Glow," a drug crafted from immortal blood. Phoenix agrees, not least because a member of her family has succumbed to the Praying Disease, a virus unleashed by Fana's fianc , Michel. The bonds of families, lovers, friends, and fellow believers are tested as Michel tries to eliminate mortal humans and fulfill his interpretation of a prophecy while Fana moves to counter him. Due's immersive style encourages readers to delve into all of the conflicting viewpoints and agendas with a surprising degree of empathy, giving depth to a complex and powerful conclusion.
This series was excellent. The combination of fantasy and everyday life made it almost seem possible.
I need more!
This series is too good to end; I pray there is another title coming soon. I mean. If Dawit & Jessica have another child there must be a story to tell and I'm sure Johnny still has an unfulfilled purpose:-)
Revealing and Inspiring
Due weaves strength and truth throughout her narratives, challenging established conventions and exploding our sense of normalcy. Her characters are charged with energy, and you care what happens to them. This last narrative is a fitting end to a most provocative re-invention.