Synopses & Reviews
He could not die.
Doro was a mind force who changed bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He roamed Earth, gathering the genetic Wild Seed: the tormented, mad thought-readers, seers, and witches. Some he helped. Some he destroyed. But Doro bred, ruled, owned them all. He feared no one until he met Anyanwu.
She could not be killed.
Anyanwu was an old woman, a young woman, a man, a leopard, an eagle, a dolphin a shapeshifter. She could absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss. She gave birth to tribes, she nurtured and healed but Anyanwu would savage any who threatened those she loved. She feared no one until she met Doro.
Together they were locked in a war of wills.
From the African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu were the father, mother, and gods of an awesome, unborn race. And their love and hate wove a Pattern of destiny that not even immortals could imagine...
"Gripping." New York Times Book Review
"Moving, frightening, fun, and eerily beautiful." Washington Post Book World
"Butler's strength is her ability to create complete and believable characters." San Francisco Chronicle
Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex--or design. He fears no one--until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu has also died many times. She can absorb bullets and make medicine with a kiss, give birth to tribes, nurture and heal, and savage anyone who threatens those she loves. She fears no one--until she meets Doro. From African jungles to the colonies of America, Doro and Anyanwu weave together a pattern of destiny that not even immortals can imagine.
About the Author
Octavia E. Butler is the author of many novels, including Dawn, Kindred, and Parable of the Talents. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Award and a Nebula Award, and she has twice won the Hugo Award. She passed away on February 24, 2006, at the age of 58.