The Golden Torc

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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

About Julian May

Born in 1931, Julian May sold her first short story to John W. Campbell's Astounding Science Fiction magazine in 1951. It was a science fiction short story called Dune Roller. But it wasn't until the 1980s that the author returned to genre fiction, after writing a variety of non-fiction and children’s books, often under pseudonyms. May then wrote the phenomenally successful Saga of the Exiles, followed by the Galactic Milieu series. The Many-Coloured Land, book one of the Saga of the Exiles, won the Locus Best Novel Award. It was also shortlisted for top genre awards including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Prometheus Award and the Mythopoetic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature. Julian May lives in Seattle.

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Books by Julian May

A Pliocene Companion
A Pliocene Companion
Intervention
Intervention
Jack the Bodiless
Jack the Bodiless
Diamond Mask
Diamond Mask
Magnificat
Magnificat
The Many-Coloured Land
The Many-Coloured Land
The Nonborn King
The Nonborn King
The Adversary
The Adversary

Books in the Series

The Many-Coloured Land
The Many-Coloured Land
The Nonborn King
The Nonborn King
The Adversary
The Adversary