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Award-winning author Tananarive Due's spine-tingling tale of supernatural suspense "weaves a stronger net than ever" (Kirkus Reviews) as a woman searches for inherited power that can save her hometown from the forces of evil.

From the author of the national bestseller My Soul to Keep comes a riveting new novel of supernatural suspense -- a gripping tale that brilliantly showcases a writer at the pinnacle of her astounding storytelling abilities. Jessica Jacobs-Wolde has somehow survived the worst that any mother or wife could ever endure: the deaths of her husband and first daughter. But now, four years later, not only is the nightmare continuing -- it may have only just begun. Jessica has discovered the terrifying truth behind the legacy that her husband left to their second daughter, Fana...a legacy preordained a thousand years before her time and drenched in the powerful lifeblood that now courses through her veins. As young Fana begins to display unearthly abilities that are quickly spiraling out of control, she becomes the target of those who will stop at nothing to exploit her power -- and the unwitting touchstone in an ancient supernatural battle whose outcome may decide the fate of all humanity.


Tananarive Due is an American Book Award-winning, Essence bestselling author of sixteen books, including the Blood Colony, The Living Blood, The Good House, Joplin's Ghost, and Devil's Wake. She was also a contributor to Jonathan Maberry's middle grade anthology, Don't Turn Out the Lights. She has won an American Book Award, an NAACP Image Award, and a British Fantasy Award. She teaches Black Horror and Afrofuturism at UCLA. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her website


  • Publisher: Washington Square Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0671040847
  • ISBN-13: 9780671040840
  • Item Weight: 14.7 ounces
  • Dimensions: 5.31 x 1.3 x 8.25 inches
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