Although I enjoyed this novel, I didn’t find it nearly as entrancing as the Pliocene books and it’s taken me a little while to figure out why. There are multiple points of view, which I’m okay with. I think what ...more
The whole of the Remillard clan come across in human terms that strongly balances the obvious differences that makes them 'not like the others'.
If you start this T ...more
* The Many-Coloured Land
* The Golden Torc
* The Nonborn King
* The Adversary
These can be read as a standalone series, but who wou ...more
I'm a sucker for good plot and this series definitely has it. In addition, it also has great humor, lots of big words (a dictionary by my side at all times), and impeccable research (who knew that you could still buy ice axes are REI in the year 2113?).
And so the first paragraph continu ...more
Don't bother reading this book if you don't plan on reading the whole series though, because none of the plot lines were wrapped up by the end of this book really, there's great development, lots of excitement, and many deaths, but every bit of new information leads to more questions; ...more
Intervention has happened and Earth is on the brink of being accepted into the Galactic milieu but things are not running smoothly, a metapsychic child is born to Teresa Kendall a member of the Remillard dynasty, he is an incredibly gifted being who is fighting for his own survival against medical odds as his body is fighting against him and only his mind is keeping him alive together with the help of medical science.
Uncle Rogi and Marc Rem ...more
Sadly, after all those great reads, Jack falls somewhat flat. To be sure, there are some vague glimpses of the overstory which are appreciated, and it is interesting to see the continuing story of Remillard f ...more
In the year 2051, Earth stood on the brink of acceptance as full member of the Galactic Milieu, a confederation of worlds spread across the galaxy. Leading humanity was the powerful Remillard family, but somebodyor somethingknown only as "Fury" wanted them out of the way.
Only Rogi Remillard, the chosen tool of the most powerful alien being in the Milieu, and his nephew Marc, the greatest metapsychic yet born on Earth, knew about Fury. But even they were powerless to stop it when it began to kil
That aside, provided you started the series somewhere else, this is a pretty good book. Some of the mind-powers scenarios tested my 'suspension of disbelief' pretty close to its limit (and that is th ...more
Again well researched, but for a scifi fantasy it's hard work: I liken it to a mountain ...more
I probably re-read (or at least skim through) this entire series every 5 years or ...more