Now then, I picked up intervenion from my sister who promised me I'd like it since I love all science fiction from Star Wars to Lord of the Rings.
Intervention was the first novel by Julian May I'd read and still the best. It is basically the introduction to the galactic mileu trilogy of JACK THE BODILESS, then DIAMOND MASK, followed lastly by MAGNIFICAT.
In the near future mankind is starting to realise it's potential metaphysic powers (think mind reading etc) In steps an alliance of alien nations to look after our evolution and future. Young Jack Remillard is the hero but it was sly old uncle Rogi who captured my heart with his ghost.
Excellent charcater development written by someone who seems to have an immense knowledge of what she is writing about (is she a genius) Funny is some place, heartwarming and yet geeky enough with the science to keep me happy.
Loved all of them so had to follow it up by buying her SAGA OF THE EXILES trilogy. Found it hard to believe this was written first?!
All in all, if you love a bit of sci fi come future predicting come paranormal you'll love this - excellent books.