Magnificat (Galactic Milieu Trilogy #3)
By the mid-twenty-first century, humanity is beginning to enjoy membership in the Galactic Milieu. Human colonies are thriving on numerous planets, life on Earth is pea...more
Here, at last are some resolutions, some tying of loose ends. Four stars - it deserves that at least, just for getting me to the end of something so large. And the epic that this is part of is, in my opinion, the best stuff May has written (I haven't yet written rev...more
By the mid-twenty-first century, humanity is beginning to enjoy membership in the Galactic Milieu, a confederation of exotic races spread throughout the galaxy. Human colonies are thriving on numerous planets, life on Earth is peaceful and prosperous, more and more humans are being born with the metapsychic abilities that characterize the next step in human evolution . . . and it is not long before these gifted minds will at last achieve total Unity. But xenophobia is deeply rooted in the human
* The Many-Coloured Land
* The Golden Torc
* The Nonborn King
* The Adversary
These can be read as a standalone series, but who wou...more
The final installment in both the Galactic Milieu Trilogy and the eight book series which began with The Many-Coloured Land - the first book of the Saga of Pliocene Exiles - this is essentially a prequel, but has elements of an epilogue to the entire series as well.
With a return to more exciting style of Intervention, May hypes up the action as things forment and the inevitable rebellion finally fulminates. Unlike Jack the Bodiless or Diamond Mask, the focus...more
The main surprise in this book (I won't give a spoiler here, though it was introduced at the very end of Diamond Mask) was a great shock. I've known the character involved for all of those 20 years and his/her ending was very sad. And knowing why it had to happen was even worse. I'm pleased to say that I didn't feel the need to...more
I know the ending can seem pretty abrupt, but that's missing the point: in the context of the story, Rogi is only tasked with telling the "secret history" of events from the Remillard family perspective. So not going into great detail about the dramatic encounter is very much a knowing literary conceit; May lea...more
In a few years time, I've no doubt I'll read it a fourth time.