By Julian May
The fourth and culminating quantity in Julian May's amazing quartet of science-fiction novels brings to a climax the fight for the Many-Colored Land—the Earth six million years ago—and completes the sequence that has turn into a world best-seller and a number of award nominee.
Human time-travelers from the subtle Galactic Milieu of the twenty-second century got here to the Pliocene Epoch looking a backyard of Eden. What they discovered used to be slavery less than the knightly Tanu race, who were exiled to Earth from a miles galaxy. Freed by means of the usurper Aiken Drum, the people get pleasure from a short interval of dominance. yet now King Aiken's rule is threatened by way of the dwarfish Firvulag, who scheme to ruin either people and Tanu within the dusk conflict, a ritual Gotterdammerung that were postponed while Tanu and Firvulag have been banished to Pliocene Earth.
This threat turns into nearly incidental whilst Aiken discovers that his realm is set to be invaded by way of one other human who possesses metapsychic powers even more than Aiken's personal. he's Marc Remillard, the Adversary, instigator of the Metapsychic uprising, who approximately conquered the Milieu, after which fled throughout the time-gate after his defeat. Marc and his surviving fans come opposed to Aiken whilst it appears a brand new time-gate is ready to be built—one that might supply a two-way portal among the Many-Colored Land and the longer term international of the Milieu.
The Adversary, like its predecessors (The Many-Colored Land, The Golden Tore, and The Nonborn King), combines technology and remarkable imagery with rousing experience, humor, and an positive view of the human personality because it contends opposed to psychological and actual perils.
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Adversary (The Saga of Pliocene Exile Book 4) by Julian May