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.
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