For four thousand years, an immortal has spread the seeds of an evolutionary master race, using the downtrodden of the underclass as his private breeding stock. But now a young ghetto telepath has found the way to awaken -and rule- her superhuman kind, igniting a psychic battle from L.A, mansions to South Central slums, as she challenges her creatoe for the right to free her people..... And enslave the Earth.
A companion book to Wild Seed, also about Doro. Octavia Butler is a brilliant writer (her Lilith\'s Brood is a classic). This isn\'t her best novel (the focus is on psychic powers and psychic suffering) but her characters are compelling and original and her books are hard to put down.