The Pattern Scars

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HarperCollins, May 1, 2012 - Fiction - 375 pages
18 Reviews

Nola is born into poverty in Sarsenay City. When her mother realizes that Nola has the gift of Othersight and can foretell the future, she sells her to a brothel seer, who teaches the girl to harness her gift. As she grows up, she embraces her new life, and even finds a small circle of friends. All too soon, her world is again turned upside down when one of them is murdered. When a handsome, young Otherseer from the castle promises to teach her, she eagerly embraces the prospects of luxury beyond what she can imagine and safety from a killer who stalks girls by night. Little does she know that he will soon draw her into a web of murder, treachery, and obsessive desire that will threaten the people and land she holds dear, and that she will soon learn the harshest of lessons: that being able to predict the future has nothing to do with being able to prevent it.

  

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The author's writing style is good. - Goodreads
The language and imagery are beautiful. - Goodreads
I didn't expect the ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Hannu - Goodreads

This novel held the top of my Must Read-list for a very long time, and now that I've finally got a change to read it, I was really pleasantly surprised: It was even better than I expected. This is an ... Read full review

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User Review  - MA - Goodreads

The Pattern Scars was exquisitely written and very well crafted. I am sick to death of stories about brothels, but Sweet's writing was so delicate and evocative that I talked myself into giving it a ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
CHAPTER THIRTY
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
BOOKTHREE

CHAPTER NINE
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
BOOKTWO
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
CHAPTER FORTY
CHAPTER FORTYONE
CHAPTER FORTYTWO
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE
CHAPTER FORTYFOUR
CHAPTER FORTYFIVE
CHAPTER FORTYSIX
EPILOGUE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Caitlin Sweet’s first fantasy novel, A Telling of Stars, was published by Penguin Canada in 2003. Her second, The Silences of Home, was published in 2005. Her one and only short story, “To Play the Game of Men,” was included in Daw’s Ages of Wonder anthology in 2009. Her novel The Pattern Scars, came out from CZP in 2011, and was nominated for Sunburst and Aurora awards, and reviewed to much acclaim in the Huffington Post.

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