The Patternist Series by Octavia Butler
Octavia Butler is one of my favorite authors of all. Her books seems straightforward, but when I read another in comparison, I realize how lyrical her writing is, how glorious her prose. Her plots are easy to understand, but hard to accept. They are full of people strategizing against each other, forcing themselves upon the world and society, often at the cost of other's freedom. But it is all worth it, and she wraps things up brilliantly. Below are the four volumes of the Patternist Series, in which she takes two stories and blends them into the same world by the end.
This is the secret history of the world in which the next Adam, brutal and destructive, quietly battles the new Eve, learning the ways of Adam, battle through mind-powers and their children.
Mind of My Mind
The new Adam and Eve create the next rulers of the world at the end of humanity. And these children become greater than they could ever understand.
The corruption of humanity from a space-borne disease causes the animal mind to control, but a new breeding stock is born.
The two new forms of humanity, one borne from power, one born from disease live together in violence and one is destined to control the pattern of society.
I almost think that she could have finalized the society with one more book, but we'll never know now.
4.5/5, perhaps Clay's Ark is a step behind the others.