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The Golden Torc: Book Two in the Saga of the Exiles [Kindle Edition]

Julian May
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A small group journeyed through a time-gate into Europe's prehistoric past. Yet this supposedly unspoilt sanctuary holds two alien races locked in combat. In a world where the human-like Tanu have the upper hand, Elizabeth Orme soon encounters trouble. When they find she possesses rare mind powers, they want her for their own. She won’t be used as a pawn in a Tanu versus Firvulag war, but Aiken Drum can’t wait to get involved. Aiken discovers the Tanu’s mind-enhancing torcs have given him his own powerful abilities. And it’s not long before he devises a plan to challenge the Tanu’s leader – for rule of the Many-Coloured Land itself. But another faction seeks the slaughter of all humans, and he stands in their path.

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A small group journeyed through a time-gate into Europe's prehistoric past. Yet this supposedly unspoilt sanctuary holds two alien races locked in combat. In a world where the human-like Tanu have the upper hand, Elizabeth Orme soon encounters trouble. When they find she possesses rare mind powers, they want her for their own. She won’t be used as a pawn in a Tanu versus Firvulag war, but Aiken Drum can’t wait to get involved. Aiken discovers the Tanu’s mind-enhancing torcs have given him his own powerful abilities. And it’s not long before he devises a plan to challenge the Tanu’s leader – for rule of the Many-Coloured Land itself. But another faction seeks the slaughter of all humans, and he stands in their path. Praise for the series: ‘Enchanting and engrossing ... I was captivated’ Fritz Leiber, ‘Julian May has woven a many-coloured tapestry of exotic adventure’ Roger Zelazny, ‘An amazing journey from the distant future to the distant past ... high adventure’ SFReviews.net

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Book one was good - an interesting story and characters. However with Books 2 and 3, it deteriorates into mundane fantasy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Saga of Sagas 25 April 2014
By Aidanus
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I am reading all of these series anew since I last read them over thirty years ago and they are still a fantastic read. The characters and storyline are a joy from comic to tragedy and a very unique perspective on human frailties. I love these books you not only get a cracking read/ adventure but you also get insight and learn, what more could a reader ask for!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Fantasy 2 Mar 2014
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Fantastic series. I first read it as a teenager and have come bacj to it repeated timea over the years.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant 28 Feb 2014
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Action, love and battles galore; the story moves on with a bang! A brilliant series of books. Highly recommended! Ages 12 and up!
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 10 Oct 2013
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I really enjoyed the sequel to"the many coloured land" ; having read the series many years ago I expected to, but as is often the case with a second read I've found different threads to it than previously. The only slight disappointment is the excessive number of careless typos in it which is irritating- but it's still a great story and an addictive read to the end!
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5.0 out of 5 stars At last..... 3 July 2013
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The Saga of the Exiles on e-reader! Excellent!

First read Julian May's brilliant Saga years and years ago and still have the paperbacks. Went on from the Pliocene exiles to Jack the Bodiless and Diamond Mask and all the rest of the Milieu stories. Fabulous stories of telepathically and psychokinetically operant humans and how they got there. Yes, it's nonsense by any normal, everyday standards but the story is a huge sweep of imagination with cleverness and wit woven right the way through it - Aiken Drum, the trickster and arch-manipulator being the spitting image of Machiavelli, for instance.

If you're an SF buff I highly recommend this series. Funnily enough, I was looking idly for it as e-books just a few months ago and there was nothing available from "official" channels - an unofficial copy I found and downloaded had no formatting. You'd be amazed how flat and boring a story becomes with no paragraphs! Then they appeared as "trade copies" - not quite sure what that means, but perhaps it's associated with one gripe I do have about the e-versions - that scanner misreads haven't been sub-edited out. For example, one of the Firvulag Great Heroes is called Sharn-Mes; usually abbreviated to Sharn. In the e-version it appears about 70% of the time as "Sham" which grates badly every time. There are other examples.

Nonetheless, I'm ploughing my way through the whole lot all over again and loving it. Give yourself a treat. Get at least the four "Saga" books and read them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Get the whole series in order 12 May 2013
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My paperback copy is now in pieces from years of reading. Book two carries on the story from the Many Coloured Land, and you really do need to read the series in sequence. Some series of books you can dip into, but this Saga is one you have to read from Book One and if you are a sci fi addict that deals with people as well as fantastic ideas then this is for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 15 April 2013
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The saga continues to evolve and grow stunning in its depth and imagination simply a wonderful read better if possible than the first in the series.
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