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Long nights of reading guaranteed!,
This review is from: The Many-coloured Land (The Saga of the Exiles) (Paperback)
I bought the Many Coloured Land on a recomendation from a friend. I have not been so truly gripped by a book in a very long time. Admittedly the book starts very slowly as you become introduced to the Exiles but suddenly after about 150 pages the book takes off and you're whirled away in to the Pliocene Epoch.
May has mixed some wonderful and plausible views of the future with myths of the past and come up with something quite astounding. I think what impressed me most through the series is the way that she (Julian May is a she by the way) swings your emotions from one side to the other almost at will. As the saga continues through The Golden Torc, The NonBorn King and The Adversary you will be amazed at your own fickleness as your support sways from one faction to another and back again.
These four books are a delight. If I was to grade The Many Coloured Land as a book in and of itself it would probably get 4 stars if only because of its slow start, but once you have started just make sure that you have the others waiting on the shelf!