My Soul To Take, by Tananarive Due, the conclusion(?) to the African Immortals Series.
Who decides what is right or wrong for human civilization? Does having immortality & supernatural gifts, give someone rights and privileges over those who don't?
The time as come for the immortal born Fana to take a role of leadership with the Life Brothers, wanted or not. Except she isn't the only immortally born. There is another like her, stronger, older & they are "destined" to be mates & lead together. Fana is content with intermingling with mortals, helping & healing them with her gifts. Micheal would do away with them but for the ones he deems worthy. Once they are married they will be even more powerful & lead civilization to a new way of life. Except that Fana thinks she can persuade Michel to come to her side. He thinks the same of her.
Goodness, family & friends on her side, Fana needs them as much as she needs Michel.
Michel is more powerful but it was gained through sinister means & evil people.
Death, betrayal, finding out whose side everyone is on becomes a roller coaster ride in My Soul To Take. Will civilization rise or fall when the Fana & Michel take their "rightful" place in the world?
I'm pretty happy with the conclusion of the series because I thought the storyline was going in a different direction. Mind you I think the characters also thought that they were going in a different direction. I'm constantly humbled & awed by the writing skills of Tananarive Due. Pick up one of her books or borrow one from your local library. If your into thriller & supernatural genres, you'll be hooked.
My Soul To Take receives 4.5 out 5. My one issue is with the publishing house not printing this book in hardcover. It kinda of ruins my collection. I don't normally purchase paperback, which proves how much I enjoy Tananarive Due's writing.
Are you into the thriller/supernatural genre? If so, who are your favourite authors?
Till next time,