The Pattern Universe

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 95 ratings

The Pattern Ship Publisher's Summary

Complete new version. Newly narrated in June 2018. 

"This is not your usual alien vs humanity novel" 

You have to feel sorry for an alien who wakes up on Earth after hibernating for millennia only to find his own race gone - destroyed centuries earlier by a ruthless hive of artificial intelligence. All that remains are humans, who have yet to evolve sufficiently to bypass their own shortcomings and unify as a race to work toward a common goal. 

The alien, Zirkos, chooses to befriend a US Vet named Zeke Callaghan who possesses a rare component he needs to complete his spaceship's revival - an exotic meteor fragment currently buried in Zeke's head. A bond is forged between the two bringing with it remarkable technological advances in personal safety and an end to humanity's incessant demand for war. The breakthrough ultimately proves a catalyst to launch humanity into space. 

From there events quickly take on a life of their own as the duo battle to bring Earth to a state of readiness to defend them from the approaching threat of 'The Nubl'. 

©2014 Tobias Roote (P)2014 Roote Publishing Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • The Pattern Ship

    • The Pattern Universe, Book 1
    • By: Tobias Roote
    • Narrated by: Edward James Beesley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 78

    Zeke is a homeless guy with an exotic metal plate in his head, living rough in a backstreet. Zirkos is an alien who needs the plate to rebuild his ship's AI. Zirkos should just take the plate and go, but instead finds a way of achieving his own ends without harming Zeke. His actions kickstart a chain of events that will dramatically change the course of Earth's future. The Nubl are an artificial space-faring race with a 'hive' intellect who abhor biological sentience. They will eradicate humanity with extreme prejudice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This is an optimistic look at the future, but ...

    • By DocJim on 04-21-14

    Regular price: $17.99

  • Book 2

    • POD

    • The Pattern Universe, Book 2
    • By: Tobias Roote
    • Narrated by: Edward James Beesley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Humanity has managed to develop its fledgling World Space Council, but it's still far from being effective, and there are those who do not want it to succeed at all. Meanwhile, the alien AI, Pod, is the only thing standing between them and those intent on eradicating all biological sentience within the galaxy. It's almost too much for the tiny escape pod that has been left in charge of Earth's safety.  

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

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