Earth is finally part of the Galactic Milieu. But the next step is to achieve Unity with other galactic races. To attain this higher state, we must gather sufficient numbers of the metapsychically talented. However, a rebel group want to keep Earth forever separate. And their covert supporter is Fur ...more
There was far less religion and philosophy in this installment plus far more exploration of metapsychological talents. There's an effective evil genius and his henchmen to deal with. But for me, the pièce de r ...more
One of the ways she seems to be keeping the series fresh for herself is by introducing new characters (or fleshing out ones that were only briefly mentioned earlier) and playing those new characters off the established characters to see what ha ...more
This one as usual is narrated mostly by old Uncle Rogi and tells the tale of a new player in the saga.
Dorothea Macdonald is a little girl who has amazing metapsychic superpowers but even from a young age knowing that she would be destined to play an integral part in the milieu she tries desperately to hide her powers from her family and officials who have an inkling of her metapyschic prowess and live a simple and qui ...more
Dorothea is what they call a latent. She has one of the strongest sets of mind powers known among humans, but they are unusable, except for a mental shield so strong that doctors with the power of mind healing can’t get through it no matter h ...more
Everyone needs a bit of comfort reading sometimes. This is mine.
Magnificat is waiting for ...more
10/10 to the whole thing that it still drew me in, explained things as the story progressed and had me hooked and desperate to read more of the saga!
I absolutely cannot wait to read the last book!!!
Crumbs Fury, you'd better watch out!
I have read the Trilogy at least 3 times - and often think about the characters.
The Galactic Milieu Trilogy is itself not as powerful or as exciting as the Saga of Pliocene Exiles, though is very different. However, it does not pack the punch that m ...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
The 21st century was drawing to a close, and metapsychic humankind was poised at last to achieve Unity -- to be admitted into the group mind of the already unified alien races of the Galactic Milieu. But a growing corps of rebels was plotting to keep the people of Earth forever separate in the name of human individuality. And the rebels had a secret supporter: Fury, the insane metapsychic creatrue that would stop at nothing to claim humanity for itself. Fury's greatest enemy was the mutant ge
There's a clear bias towards the Western worlds (though she does win lots of points for inclusivity, especially in the late seventies/early eighties before it was common practice) but her loving descriptions of ...more
The style, the story, the pacing all make for an edge of the chair, hang on for the ride read. Yes, I like it more than perhaps it is 'worthy' of but I don't care! This is a recreational favorite that in adding to my books at Goodreads finds me putting this on the special shelf to read once more. I just know that it will consume a rainy Saturday or an overnigh ...more
This is good, though some of the mindpower scenes stretched my 'suspension of disbelief' rather beyond my comfort zone - hence four stars rather than five. ...more
So, look these are good stories but it's meaningless unless you've been in on the journey that started six million years in the past....
A stunning final sentence, too! Well done, anyone who saw it coming - I didn't, first time around.... ...more
Wow, what a cliffhanger! If you'll recall from my first notes on Jack the Bodiless, I got grounded from reading the last book in this series. I never knew what happened with Fury!! Twenty years later, I finally get to know lol.