The Many Colored Land The Golden Torc Author:Julian May "The Many Colored Land" The year is 2110, and Earth has its share of square pegs that won't fit into round holes. Thanks to a French physicist, there's a haven for them, in the Pliocene era. — A place of permanent exile, where the violent or romantic or malcontent can live out their fantasies, without harm to their more stable peers. On August ... more »25, a party of eight had a longing to make new lives for themselves. But they cannot know that other exiles had beaten them to the world of Pliocene Europe.
"The Golden Torc" He was robed in scarlet and wore a heavy belt set in gemstones. Around his neck was a golden torc, He had blond shoulder-length hair. He was a Tanu, a member of a race exiled in ages past from another galaxy. Although he and his fellows rule Pilocene Earth, They are outnumbered by their ancient foes, the Firvulag. But the latest party of eight, the latest group to go into exile find themselves pawns in a desperate struggle that threatens to destroy both their captors and their new-found land. This is a fast-moving gripping story of a new civilization at the start of time, and its alien conquerors.« less