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Acclaimed for her riveting fiction, which tests the boundaries of supernatural suspense, Tananarive Due returns with a gloriously imagined tale of an ancient cults undying powers -- now embodied by a child who can grow to become either monster orMoreAcclaimed for her riveting fiction, which tests the boundaries of supernatural suspense, Tananarive Due returns with a gloriously imagined tale of an ancient cults undying powers -- now embodied by a child who can grow to become either monster or savior. The Living BloodJessica Jacobs-Wolde worked hard to rebuild her life in Miami after the disappearance of her husband, David, and the death of her daughter Kira at his hand. Four years later, she is still coming to terms with a shocking truth: David, who is part of an ancient group of immortals -- a hidden African clan that has survived for more than a thousand years -- gave Jessica and their second daughter, Fana, the gift of his healing blood.Now Jessica is running an isolated clinic in Botswana -- one that has swiftly earned a reputation for its astounding success rate in curing desperately ill children -- and she hopes to find the tribe of souls with whom Fana truly belongs. Just three and a half years old, the girl is displaying signs of tremendous power -- conjuring storms, editing her mothers memories, and striking people down with a thought. Her growing abilities need to be tamed -- and soon. Already Fanas dreams are haunted by a shadowy entity, someone -- or something -- she can only call the Bee Lady.Unaware that they are being tracked by Lucas Shepard, a doctor from Florida who hopes to save his dying son, and by a group of fortune hunters who will stop at nothing to exploit the power coursing through her veins, Jessica journeys to Ethiopia in search of the Life Brothers. There, she will be reunited with her immortal beloved. There, the full force of Fanas powers will be revealed. And there, Jessica, David, Fana, and the good doctor Shepard, though himself a mere mortal, will engage in an epic and transcontinental battle over the ultimate fate of humanity.Blending the supernatural with a thrilling vision of our times, this is a powerful and sweeping tale of love, horror, immortality, and redemption from an astounding storyteller.