The scope of this saga spanning eight novels is staggering A gate is opened to the past specifically the Pliocene era But it is a one way trip Adventurous souls travel back and find a world unlik
The scope of this saga spanning eight novels is staggering. A gate is opened to the past, specifically the Pliocene era. But it is a one-way trip. Adventurous souls travel back, and find a world unlike any they could imagine. Epic conflict rages between ancient races, and the future destiny of man is decided. The initial four books make up The Saga of Pliocene Exile. * The Many-Coloured Land * The Golden Torc * The Nonborn King * The AdversaryThese can be read as a standalone series, but who would want to stop there?The “bridge” book deals with first contact and the emergence of humans with “supernatural” powers such as telekinesis. * Intervention. In the US edition this was divided into “Intervention: Surveillance” and “Intervention: Metaconcert”.The Galactic Milieu Trilogy deals with events after humanity has entered the galactic community. * Jack the Bodiless * Diamond Mask * MagnificatWhat surprised me as I finally finished the whole thing was how May had meticulously planned the entire arc from the very beginning, with elements important to the last novels referenced in the first. This lends the whole series a sense of completion rare in such works. Considering the fact that it took over 12 years to write, the achievement is even more impressive.The characters are amazing, with rich depths and particular quirks that blend in well with the evolving destiny of humankind. The settings, especially in Exiles are fabulous.Unfortunately, the US covers are beyond awful, but don’t be put off by that. Also unfortunately, the books are out of print, but can be easily found second hand.http://www.books.rosboch.net/?p=236The best The Golden Torc Author Julian May Viral Kindle By A.D 2110 nearly 100,000 humans had fled the civilized strictures of the Galactic Milieu for the freedom they thought existed at the end of the one way time tunnel to Earth, six million B.C.But all of them had fallen into the hands of the Tanu, a humanoid race who d fled their own galaxy to avoid punishment for their barbarous ways.And now the humans had made the Tanu sBy A.D 2110 nearly 100,000 humans had fled the civilized strictures of the Galactic Milieu for the freedom they thought existed at the end of the one way time tunnel to Earth, six million B.C.But all of them had fallen into the hands of the Tanu, a humanoid race who d fled their own galaxy to avoid punishment for their barbarous ways.And now the humans had made the Tanu stronger than the Firvulag, their degenerate brethren and ritual antagonists Soon the Tanu would reign supreme Or so they thought. Julian May was an American science fiction, fantasy, horror, science and children s writer who also used several pseudonyms including Ian Thorne, Lee N Falconer and many others.. A viral Kindle The Golden Torc Lots of nice twists & turns in this second installment of the Saga of the Pliocene Exile. The worm turns, when humans turn out to be nastier and craftier than their Tanu overlords ever imagined. For one thing, humans are willing to fight dirty. It’s reminiscent of the British facing Native Americans, two different codes of conduct ending in unexpected victories for the less-well-armed side of the conflict. Honour means different things to different cultures and May exploits those differences masterfully.I love May’s involvement of geology in this book, and the couple of appearances by plesiosaurs! Despite the fact that we’re pretty sure that those massive marine reptiles didn’t live in the Pliocene, but still, plesiosaurs!We also discover that becoming psychically operant is not for the faint-hearted, there is pain involved and even necessary for that transformation. Just like childbirth, there is pain & struggle, but once the end product is achieved, there is joy. Unknowingly, the Tanu’s torment of certain humans opens the doorway for operancy. Also an interesting revelation: Mercy (the woman who drew the anthropologist Bryan into exile) has been genetically tested and though she came from the future, she is almost full-blooded Tanu. Which begs the question of how that was possible—presumably some hints will be given in later books. Aiken Drum continues to be a wild card—showing odd moments of compassion, but mostly looking out for number one, this psychopathic human has angered all sides of the conflict now, Tanu, Firvulag and Human. It remains to be seen if all three cultures can agree on his elimination!A lovely balance of male and female roles, which passes the Bechdel test with flying colours. A pleasure to read.Book 177 of my science fiction and fantasy reading project.
Saga of Pliocene Exile The Golden Torc May, Julian Books The Golden Torc is part of a series dealing with the rise of mental abilities in humanity such as levitation, telepathy, creation etc I have read and re read the series for many years, but sadly, my copy of this book went astray lent out, I suspect , hence the purchase and the review. The Golden Torc Saga of the Pliocene Exile, by Julian May Jan , The Golden Torc is the second book in The Saga of Pliocene Exile series You might assume that means it picks up where the last book lets off You might assume that means it picks up where the last book lets off. The Golden Torc by Julian May NOOK Book eBook Barnes Jan , The Man with the Golden Torc Secret Histories New York Times bestselling author Simon Green introduces a new kind of hero, one who fights the good fight against some very old foes in the first novel in the Secret Histories series. The Golden Torc, Julian May Pretty Terrible Sep , The second book in Julian May s Saga of Pliocene Exile is The Golden Torc Structured similarly to the first book, it has three sections In this case, though, the first section is devoted completely to the trials and tribulations of the second group of Exiles, while the last two sections action is spread out among the entire cast of characters which has gotten pretty darned big. The Golden Torc Pliocene Exiles, book by Julian May The Golden Torc Pliocene Exiles, book by Julian May book cover, description, publication history. The Man with the Golden Torc Secret Histories, Book For centuries, his family has been the secret guardian of Humanity, all that stands between all of you and all of the really nasty things that go bump in the night As a Drood field agent he wore the golden torc, he killed monsters, and he protected the world He loved his job. The Golden Torc The Saga of the Exiles Book The Golden Torc Saga of the Exiles Book and over million other books are available for Kindle. The Man with the Golden Torc Secret Histories Series Jun , For centuries, his family has been the secret guardian of Humanity, all that stands between all of you and all of the really nasty things that go bump in the night As a Drood field agent he wore the golden torc, he killed monsters, and he protected the world He loved his job. Torc The Many Colored Land