Essence and New York Times best-selling author Tananarive Due has established herself as a premier figure in paranormal suspense - with champions including horror master Stephen King. My Soul to Take continues the saga of a line of immortals destined to save the world from the apocalypse.
Telepath Fana and the Life Brothers are attempting to prevent the spread of a devastating plague, but their efforts are challenged by an unlikely opponent - Fana’s fiancé, Michel.
©2011 Tananarive Due (P)2012 Recorded Books
I love this series!!! It's one of my absolute favorites. I hope to see these characters again.
The entire series is a testament to eternal love. Dawit showed us the depths of his passion in My Soul to Keep. Jessica rose as a heroine while living in the aftermath of Dawit's passion in The Living Blood. In Blood Colony, we experienced the flirtation of a new, young and potentially fatal love. My Soul to Take demonstrated the maturity of the individuals involved in the flirtation of book 3 and how that maturity allowed two beings that could have destroyed each other to happily coexist in a world of their choosing. It is a satisfying end to a beautiful circle of love, passion and consequences.
She is not my favorite narrator. Luckily the story made it easy to get past the performance.
Love, passion and consequences
It's a long winding story that gets good then cuts to some other portion that presents as if you knew the history of the series in the current book.
Shortened some of the histrionics
Almost, but not
I thought the ending, whatever the authors intentions showed a certain lake of faith in humanity, in God and hope for the future. Despite the blood supposedly coming down from Christ certainly no one in the book seem to favor any of his teaching or traits and don't seem to put any stock in traditional values of good and evil.
You have to read it to understand. Basically in the end we all have to be directed by Big Brother Blood because we are too stupid and immature to handle our own destinies or draw together as a human community.
Also one character gets punished for trying to kill what appears to honestly be a very evil dude and I think anyone of us would agree that the attempt was the right thing to do since the honest goal of said evil dude was mass genocide of the human population of the entire planet.
All in all okay characters, interesting story but the ending left feeling a little alienated towards the messiah figures.
John Wrights scenes talking to the recruits for his army and why they were fighting. They felt like the most human figures in the entire book.
The reunion of Pheonix's family.
If their is a fifth book I hope Jesus arrives to give our immortals a smack down and reprimand.
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