The Patternist is a telepathic race, commanded by the Patternmaster, whose thoughts can destroy, heal, rule. Coransee, son of the ruling Patternmaster, wants the throne and will stop at nothing to get it, including venture into the wild mutant-infested hills to destroy a young apprentice - his equal and his brother.
©1976 Octavia E. Butler (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Listen to the series in the series order, not the publication order. This book is worth a listen because it finished the story, but as her first published, it lacks the polish of the other three.
The story was interesting even if it was a little thin. I struggle to say anything that's not complimentary of the queen, Ms. Butler so I'll just say it was good and not great.
There's great imagination in the premise & the story shows a lot of potential for a hook-you kind of series. I'm looking forward to reading the other books & exploring this world.
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