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

Saga of the Pliocene Exile 2. The Tanu and the vast majority of humans are latents, with most humans having extremely meager abilities.

bolden D-jumping dimension jumping or teleportation may also be considered a metapsychic yorc, but appears more in the Galactic Milieu Series of books also by Julian May. Andrew rated it it was amazing Aug 18, Falconer and many others. A lot happens in the book, the characters are tested, and enough change happens that I am excited there are still two more books, as opposed to wondering how the author could possibly tell more story.

To accomplish this feat, Julian May ups the speed while pushing a lot of occurrences off screen.

The Golden Torc

I expected to see something about the rama culture and the impact of the torcs and slavery on them. Featured Quote “Is all very well thinking everything is going to be different when you come back but then it is all the same. Over time, both the Tanu and Firvulag races have difficulty reproducing on Earth due to the higher levels of terrestrial and solar radiation relative to their homeworld.


Now we get to learn what they were up to while Madame Guderian coached Felice et al through their toorc scheme.

The Many-Colored Land, Julian May

Jullan the tone slightly from the first book, The Rhe Torc brings groups together with politics, nasty manoeuvres and back stabbing. Now looking forward to book Technically they are ruled by the King of the Firvulag, but this is in name only, and they have their own king, Sugoll.

In the future, a time portal is discovered that can transport people back to the Pliocene era. Nun also zu diesem Roman: I can’t wait to read the next two books, which are ready and waiting on my bedside table.

The Golden Torc (Pliocene Exiles, book 2) by Julian May

Adult science fiction, Published But the King is getting a bit long in the tooth for that kind of adventure. Previous Books in Series: Only one member of the race which inhabits Lene appears in the Saga of Pliocene Exile. However, she also is presented as a juliam crazy not because of being trans but in addition to being transand it is stated by one character that she runs the fertility clinic because it is the one part of being a woman that will always be out of her grasp.

I will keep on reading the series.


Science fiction book series Novels about time travel Novels set in prehistory. A word on Tony Wayland: May 30, Kim rated it it was ok.

But it is a one-way trip. Other humans with great metapsychic powers are also given silver or golden torcs and may eventually achieve high rank.

Of those not being used in her mythological motif, she leaves no one to encourage the reader to read the next volume and completely ruins them past any human identification with their problems. The only true “natives” in the book, the Ramapithecus are a race of small, somewhat fragile seeming hominids, believed at the time of writing, though no longer to be the original ancestors tirc modern humanity.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Please improve this by adding secondary or tertiary sources. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by ju,ian. Since the exotics are otherwise extremely difficult to kill, lowlife humans take advantage of this weakness once it is discovered. The Tanu use a torc-like device to bring their wide variety of latent metapsychic abilities into a partial operancy, while the Firvulag are naturally operant metapsychics — who have a limited range of abilities compared to the Tanu.

It remains to be seen if all three cultures can agree on his elimination! Peccato che ogni tanto la narrazione tolden sia il massimo della chiarezza.