Wild Seed (The Patternist Series Book 1)
Hugo and Nebula award–winning author Octavia E. Butler's sweeping cross-century epic places her "among the best of contemporary science fiction writers" (<em>Houston Chronicle</em>). From the publisher: "As the acclaimed Patternist science fiction series begins, two immortals meet in the long-ago past. For a thousand years, Doro has cultivated a small African village, carefully breeding its people in search of seemingly unattainable perfection. But when a gang of New World slavers destroys his village, Doro is forced to go west and begin anew. He meets Anyanwu, a shapeshifter, capable of healing with a kiss. Though many humans have tried to kill them, these two demi-gods have never before met a rival. Now they begin a struggle that will last centuries and permanently alter the nature of humanity."
This is award-winning Octavia Butler’s thrilling paternist novel about a reincarnate and a healer who travel together through exotic lands and centuries of time.