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The Host

The Host


by Stephenie Meyer

The Host Prologue Summary

How It All Goes Down


  • A "soul" named Fords Dark Waters and his less colorfully named assistant Darren are performing a procedure on "a wild human. Still soulless" (Prologue.10).
  • It looks like they're implanting a soul into this human.
  • Fords makes an incision at the base of the human's neck, revealing the spinal column.
  • They stick the soul, a silvery ribbon with "thin, feathery attachments" (Prologue.46), inside the unconscious human, where it attaches to the human's brain. Grooooooss.
  • Once it's all squirreled away in there, Fords closes the incision, seals it, minimizes the scar and whispers into the human's ear: "Good luck, little wanderer, good luck. How I wish you didn't need it" (Prologue.58).

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