fiction fantasy science fiction adventurous challenging medium-paced

224 pages | first published 1976

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An all-powerful ruler's son vies for control over the human race in this brilliant conclusion to the Patternist saga, from the critically acclaimed author of Parable of the Sower.In the far future, the human race is divided into two groups strivin...
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Community Reviews

Summary of 714 reviews

Moods

adventurous 78%
dark 57%
tense 56%
challenging 35%
emotional 17%
reflective 17%
mysterious 16%
hopeful 6%
inspiring 3%
sad 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 39%
slow 2%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 56% | Character: 24% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 60% | It's complicated: 29% | No: 9%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | No: 23% | Yes: 20% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 10% | No: 8% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 70% | It's complicated: 15% | No: 13%

Average rating

3.85

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