Wild Seed: Book 1 Patternist Series (Paperback)

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Reviews about Wings of Ebony

In an "epic, game-changing, moving and brilliant" story of love and hate, two immortals chase each other across continents and centuries, binding their fates together -- and changing the destiny of the human race (Viola Davis).

A powerful story of survival in unprecedented times, from the award-winning author of Parable of the Sower, Octavia E. Butler.

Summary of Wings of Ebony

Doro knows no higher authority than himself. An ancient spirit with boundless powers, he possesses humans, killing without remorse as he jumps from body to body to sustain his own life. With a lonely eternity ahead of him, Doro breeds supernaturally gifted humans into empires that obey his every desire. He fears no one -- until he meets Anyanwu.

Anyanwu is an entity like Doro and yet different. She can heal with a bite and transform her own body, mending injuries and reversing aging. She uses her powers to cure her neighbors and birth entire tribes, surrounding herself with kindred who both fear and respect her. No one poses a true threat to Anyanwu -- until she meets Doro.

The moment Doro meets Anyanwu, he covets her; and from the villages of 17th-century Nigeria to 19th-century United States, their courtship becomes a power struggle that echoes through generations, irrevocably changing what it means to be human.

Other books in The Patternist Series: Mind of My Mind: Book 2 The Patternist Series (Paperback)Clay's Ark: Book 3 The Patternist Series (Paperback)The Patternmaster: Book 4 The Patternist Series (Paperback)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
David Wardrop
Wild Seed (Only the second book I have read by Octavia E. Butler)

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler is one of the best books I have read this year. Five stars all the way. A dumb way of putting it is a cross between Roots and X-Men. It is fantastic and yet because of the writing I can picture every scene and all the different body forms that Doro takes while still being the character Doro.

This Book Entraced and Engulfed me.

I can never stop reading Octavia E. Butler. I'll try to read her at night but then I find myself, hours later, still reading. I wake up in the morning and can't help myself from picking up the book, abandoned only hours before, to read again. The story of Anyanwu and Doro and their centuries-long ecstatic dance that spans continents and oceans truly is no exception. Each new chapter brings horrors, delights, and reflection on what it means to be both human and alive. There are subtle nods to other literary works that will delight an avid reader. And any person who enjoys Science Fiction will find great satisfaction in the playing with the roots of SciFi Butler does so well.

Also - the bookmark and note that came from sistahscifi was a sweet and touching bonus. <3

Aiden M-B

The book arrived in great condition. I love the bookmark and postcard that came too. Thanks!


great condition, beautiful cover

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