I was captivated’ Fritz Leiber, ‘Julian May has woven a many-coloured tapestry of exotic adventure’ Roger Zelazny, ‘An amazing journey from. The Saga of Pliocene Exile is a series of science / speculative fiction books by Julian May, first published in the early s. It consists of four books: The Many Colored Land, The Golden Torc, The. Exiled beyond the time-portal into the world of six million years ago, the misfits of the 22nd century are enmeshed in the age-old war of two alien races.

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I did feel, however, that all the detail rather obscured the plot, which was slow to unfold and not sufficiently signposted.

But Stein continues to be toxic as hell, making his wife break down and then against her will shutting off her mental powers, because she might use them to talk toorc people other than him.

She was an active fan herself for many years from the s onwards.

Exiled humans introduced the concept of heavy cavalry to the Tanu and helped them mentally tame the chalikos. I still like the series but am less enamored with May than I was after the first reading.

But it is a one-way trip. In fact, for a plot- and milieu-driven book, they were quite good. Whereas the Tanu and Firvulag come from the planet Duat, which also gives the entire galaxy its name, this race comes from Lene. As a result, humans with strong mental abilities, such as the madcap trickster Aiken Drum who always keeps things interesting or the totally boring but insanely powerful Elizabeth are highly sought after as Tanu mates.


Mar 27, Jean Triceratops rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Pulling on Celtic myths, playing fast and loose with geology, and generating Machiavellian plots means that this golen is a lot of fun to read, and sets things up nicely for book three of the series. And consequently, because so many of these factors color their larger works, it means I can’t appreciate tons of otherwise good novels. A great sequel where the characters fates are enlarged upon after their jounrey through the time gate. Opinions of a Wolf Honest book reviews to help you quickly find the torx read for you or a gift for another.

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Individuals generally have different levels of ability in the various classes of metapsychic powers. The Firvulag who dwelt in the dark and wet lowlands grew small and hardy and were naturally operant, but most were much more weakly powered and often limited to Creativity and Farsense.

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The Golden Torc by Julian May

Jul 26, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 07, Graham rated it really liked it Shelves: The scope of this saga spanning eight novels is staggering. This article describes a work or element of fiction in a primarily in-universe style. The Tanu lived in the open highlands and grew tall and lithe. Humans jluian significant latent powers who come through the time-gate are initially given silver torcs. She seems longer lived than either the Tanu or Firvulag. The book is full of characters but every single one of them manages to come across as a unique person, even the ones who are not on-screen long enough to be fully three-dimensional.


And it all comes to mqy head with the Great Combat between Tanu and Firvulag. Oh, that is a lovely cover! Humans with valuable talents like genetics, robotics, etc. The story to me picks up and flows somewhat better than the first book. If you liked this review, you can read more of my speculative fiction reviews on my blog, here.

The Many Coloured Land The Golden Torc

Ironically, these time-traveling refugees of the future must now battle aliens for their v Three races fight for dominance in Pliocene Europe. Somehow everyone values him enough to work to keep him alive, for reasons I cannot begin to fathom.

There are some differences between pure Tanu and hybrids. A derivative form of these circuits were used to create the Gray Torcs and also used in Silver Torcs, derived from the Tanu’s own Uulian Torcs. Robert rated it it was amazing Aug 25, I am not sure if I want to read a third although I am curious about what happens next.