December Bookshelf – Wild Seed

I am sooooo looking forward to reading Wild Seed by Octavia Butler.  I joined a book club a few months ago, and this was the book they were about to finish. Since I was coming in at the very end, and I was also reading a few other things, I decided to save it for a later time.


For a thousand years, Doro has cultivated a small African village, carefully breeding its people in search of seemingly unattainable perfection. He survives through the centuries by stealing the bodies of others, a technique he has so thoroughly mastered that nothing on Earth can kill him. But when a gang of New World slavers destroys his village, ruining his grand experiment, Doro is forced to go west and begin anew. He meets Anyanwu, a centuries-old woman whose means of immortality are as kind as his are cruel. She is a shapeshifter, capable of healing with a kiss, and she recognizes Doro as a tyrant. Though many humans have tried to kill them, these two demi-gods have never before met a rival. Now they begin a struggle that will last centuries and permanently alter the nature of humanity.

I also discovered that this is book one of a four part series —OMG —I love series…so you will definitely see me writing about it throughout the blog.

What is on your bookshelf this month? Please share below.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *