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The series starts slow, but picks up and becomes enthralling in my opinion.
The only complaint that I have, is that at the end there are too many unanswered questions and I wish Julian May would write a sequel.
Also look at Intervention and Jack the Bodiless - the series that prequel this, but you can read both series in isolation
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!
Julian May really did pluck the muse for this series of books and again the non born king just keeps giving more of the best.
You really should read these books as they are a rarity.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Julian May's saga is mind blowing and can be read again and again. Just wish there was morePublished 19 months ago by mabalele
good honest Sci-Fi fantasy. Nice ideas well constructed universe good ripping yarnPublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very clever, ahead of its time story. Complex, interwoven, and brilliantly portrayed. A must read classic for all sci-fi lovers.Published 23 months ago by Mr. A Weston
Excellent, this must be about the third time of reading and it just gets better and better, this series of books would make a fantastic film with todays CGI technologyPublished on 25 Nov. 2014 by Mike Hodgson
Amongst the most irritating books I have read. But no more so than the other books in the series.Published on 24 Oct. 2014 by Jacob Gabor
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