The Golden Torc: Exiles 2

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Pan Macmillan UK, Nov 30, 1988 - Fiction - 400 pages
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They have embraced the past to escape the future. 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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User Review  - robsack - LibraryThing

A favorite of mine since I was a teenager, love the characters, love the settings, love the story. Beautiful but flawed, majestic and detailed, complex and operatic, respectively. Read full review

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

Excellent book! I'll add a review later, but this is one of the best fantasy/sci-fi crossover books. Read full review

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About the author (1988)

Born in 1931, Julian May sold her first short story to John W. Campbell's Astounding magazine in 1951. But she didn't return to genre fiction until the 1980s. May then wrote the phenomenally successful Saga of the Exiles, followed by the Galactic Milieu series. The Many-Coloured Land won the Locus Best Novel Award and was shortlisted for numerous other high-profile genre awards.

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