My Soul to Keep
When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than... show more
When Jessica marries David, he is everything she wants in a family man: brilliant, attentive, ever youthful. Yet she still feels something about him is just out of reach. Soon, as people close to Jessica begin to meet violent, mysterious deaths, David makes an unimaginable confession: More than 400 years ago, he and other members of an Ethiopian sect traded their humanity so they would never die, a secret he must protect at any cost. Now, his immortal brethren have decided David must return and leave his family in Miami. Instead, David vows to invoke a forbidden ritual to keep Jessica and his daughter with him forever. Harrowing, engrossing and skillfully rendered, My Soul to Keep traps Jessica between the desperation of immortals who want to rob her of her life and a husband who wants to rob her of her soul. With deft plotting and an unforgettable climax, this tour de force reminiscent of early Anne Rice will win Due a new legion of fans.
Publish date: April 8th 1998
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 346
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Historical Fiction
, African American
Series: African Immortals (#1)
I was going to read and finish this for Halloween Bingo 2016, but since this is a DNF, it doesn't count towards the bingo. I finally just gave up reading this after I realized that I didn't like either main characters, and the book pace was so slow, it was positively glacial.We find a man (or is he?...
What do you do when you discover the truth of your husband? Depends on what that truth is, doesn’t it? Due’s book is an examination of a relationship that is tested because the man, the husband, is an immortal. That is the main conflict of the story – what happens when the truth...
Jessica is happily married with David. What Jessica doesn´t know is that David´s real name is Dawit, he is 450 years old and he is a member of a secret cult, whose members all are immortals. As David´s life with his mortal family gets threatened, he has to make difficult decisions. The question is, ...
I enjoyed this story. It made me think about the possibilities. I don't like the decision Jessica made, but I understand why she made it. I don't like Dawit, but I did sympathize with his position, though his decisions weren't thought through enough. I can't say I wouldn't make the same mistakes.
What a great storyteller extraodinaire. She used many wonderful details such as history, art and a highly imaginative suspenseful plot that makes you want to hold on to the very end, and then afterwards, you being very glad that you did….I loved it.