SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. The search for members of an ancient immortal African clan - settings range from Florida to Botswana to Ethiopa. SIGNED on the title page. 515 pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 46114
Synopsis: Struggling to rebuild her life after the disappearance of her husband, David, and the death of her older daughter Kira at his hand, Jessica Jacobs-Wolde is stunned to discover that her second daughter, Fana, has inherited her father's immortality and sets out for Africa to find David's long-lost people to help her tame her daughter's unsettling powers.
Review: The pantheon of modern horror gods is a small and frighteningly talented group: Stephen King, Anne Rice, Peter Straub, Clive Barker, Dean Koontz--and Tananarive Due. If there is any justice, Due's exciting, powerful, ambitious, scary, and beautifully written supernatural thriller, The Living Blood, will be the first of a decades-long string of hits that will sell millions.
Jessica Jacobs-Wolde's life was destroyed when her husband, David Wolde, disappeared after killing both their daughter Kira and Jessica herself--and reviving Jessica to immortality with his healing blood. David was a Life Brother, member of an ancient, secret, and immortal African clan. Now Jessica, hiding with her surviving daughter in rural Botswana, attempts to make sense of her new existence as she uses her altered blood to save the incurably ill. But her daughter Fana was born with the living blood in her veins, and at the age of 3 can raise a storm, kill with a thought, and possess her mother's mind. The true extent of her abilities is unknown. Jessica's only hope of teaching Fana to control her dangerous talents is to travel to Ethiopia and find the Life Brothers' hidden colony. But the Life Brothers despise the new immortals and may possess the knowledge to end even immortal lives. And others, unknown to Jessica, are searching for her and Fana: Lucas Shepard, a Florida doctor driven to desperation by his young son's untreatable leukemia; ruthless mercenaries in the pay of an aging medical-company executive, who will stop at nothing to gain immortality and the billion-dollar profits that a drug based on the living blood would bring; and a supernatural being or force called the Bee Lady, who stalks Fana in the world of dreams, seeking to possess Fana's mind and powers for her own evil purposes.
The Living Blood is the sequel to My Soul to Keep, one of the Publishers Weekly Best Novels of the Year in 1997. Due's historical novel The Black Rose was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award, and her debut novel, The Between, was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award. Due is also coauthor, with Dave Barry, Edna Buchanan, Carl Hiassen, Elmore Leonard, and eight others, of the comic thriller Naked Came the Manatee. --Cynthia Ward
Title: THE LIVING BLOOD.
Publisher: New York: Pocket Books, (2001) dj
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Pocket Books, 2001. Hard Cover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First Edition published by Pocket Books April 2001. Dust Jacket art by Tom Hallman. Ex-Library - Flaps posted down, scuffs on the front and back cover, date first page, withdrawn stamp on the first page, pencil # erased on the title page. No other library marks. Signed on the title page (signiture only) by the author Tananarive Due at Loscon 36, November 2009 in Los Angeles, Ca. Signed by Author. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # H08944
Book Description Pocket Books, New York, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Inscribed and dated by author on Title page in black pen,"5/22/05 To Tammy- love heals! Tananarive Due" First printing stated with complete number line. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 Book; binding tight, minor bump to top front corner with rubbing to bottom edges else boards straight and clean; text has moderate bumping to top edge with 1/2" closed tear to top one page, mild soiling to bottom edge with 1 1/4" crease to bottom corner one page, appears gently read. Dust jacket ($25.95) has moderate bumping and chipping to mostly spine and flap fold ends with laminate separation to spine ends and bottom front cover, damp stain to inside only at bottom spine and front cover. Color sharp. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 090815BX3e