Seed to Harvest: The Complete Patternist Series by Octavia E. Butler

Seed to Harvest: The Complete Patternist Series

Patternmaster #1-4

Octavia E. Butler

788 pages first pub 2007 (editions)

fiction fantasy science fiction speculative fiction adventurous dark fast-paced

Description

In the late seventeenth century, two immortals meet in an African forest. Anyanwu is a healer, a three-hundred-year-old woman who uses her wisdom to help those around her. The other is Doro, a malevolent despot who has mastered the power of steali...

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Community Reviews Summary of 595 reviews

Moods

dark 77%
adventurous 74%
tense 55%
challenging 44%
mysterious 37%
emotional 33%
reflective 25%
hopeful 7%
inspiring 7%
sad 7%
funny 3%
informative 3%

Pace

medium 75%
fast 20%
slow 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 57% | Character: 23% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 79% | No: 12% | Yes: 8%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 4%

Average rating

4.24

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