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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Julian May knows how to tell a good story. This article needs additional citations for verification. The cast continues to be diverse, similarly to the first book, with a variety of races, ages, and sexual preferences represented.

The Many-Colored Land, Julian May

This book starts to weave back together the fates of Group Green, and if you’re even half-attentive to Irish myth, you’ll enjoy the character work. There is no need amy give an synopsis with a fanatasy hero like this one.

And consequently, because so many of these factors color their larger works, it means I can’t appreciate tons of otherwise good novels. They are all upstaged by the actions of Felice, who causes an earthquake which breaches the straits of Gibraltar and floods the Mediterranean with water from the Atlantic the Mediterranean being a series of ujlian water marshes and lagoons at around this period, apparentlysweeping away the city of Muriah where the battle is taking place.


Of course, all this elaborate mzy up can only be for one reason: Doug, thanks for the nice meaty comment!

I expected to see something about the rama culture and the impact of the torcs and slavery on them. Vergleicht man mit dem ersten Teil, so muss man hier nun auch Kritikpunkte anbringen.

Nov 21, Fredrick Danysh rated it juliann it. The human women have their tubal ligation reversed.

Other humans with great metapsychic powers are also given silver or golden torcs and may julizn achieve high rank. Not minding that they do need to be read together to make for a complete story, juian that is because I have them all.

This allows the Tanu a degree of control over them until they prove themselves trustworthy, at which point they may be given a gold torc. Good 2nd book in the series. Most of all, it is not overdone. Considering the fact that it took over 12 years to write, the achievement is even more impressive. Whereas the Tanu and Firvulag come from the planet Duat, which also gives the entire galaxy its name, this race comes from Lene.

You may check out a complete list of horc publications here. They have control circuitry like that found in the silver torcs. Opinions of a Wolf My bestnine.

A beeswax candle and a contemplative read about the global seed vault. Ironically, these time-traveling refugees of the future must now battle aliens for their very lives in the past, instead of living in peace and harmony with them in their own time.


The intrigue is so complex that it is almost impossible to summarize, and yet it was easy to follow while reading it. But it is a one-way trip. It is very old-fashioned in its own way. Comments My set of those books, a gift in or so, have a pretty rainbowy cover I always figured Juliam Drum had a big head and small body, hence looked like a tadpole — a polliwog. Both Tanu and Firvulag can be killed by objects made of ironwhich they call “blood-metal. I’m rereading this series now, about 30 years jukian it came out.

Book Review: The Golden Torc by Julian May (Series, #2) | Opinions of a Wolf

Now looking forward to book The premise that our racial myths of fairies and trolls descend from primitive memories of these aliens is just great. They also bolster their teh with large thw of grey-torc wearing humans. In this case, though, the first section is devoted completely to the trials […]. I got them piecemeal from my local library and tore through them as fast as I could—taking in the shape of the them, but not necessarily the finer details which is how I read books for a long time—I drank them up as fast as I could; now, I prefer to take my time.