Magnificat

Magnificat The eagerly awaited finale of a modern SF classic May s Galactic Milieu Trilogy which began with Jack the Bodiless and continued with Diamond Mask The mystery involving Jack the Bodiless the metaphy
  • Title: Magnificat
  • Author: Julian May
  • ISBN: 9780345362490
  • Page: 253
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Magnificat
    The eagerly awaited finale of a modern SF classic May s Galactic Milieu Trilogy, which began with Jack the Bodiless and continued with Diamond Mask The mystery involving Jack the Bodiless, the metaphysically talented Dorothea, and Fury, the insane metaphysic creature determined to become sole ruler over all humankind, explodes anew At last, the momentous secret at the hThe eagerly awaited finale of a modern SF classic May s Galactic Milieu Trilogy, which began with Jack the Bodiless and continued with Diamond Mask The mystery involving Jack the Bodiless, the metaphysically talented Dorothea, and Fury, the insane metaphysic creature determined to become sole ruler over all humankind, explodes anew At last, the momentous secret at the heart of the trilogy is revealed.From the Hardcover edition.
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    About " Julian May "

  • Julian May

    Julian May was an American science fiction, fantasy, horror, science and children s writer who also used several pseudonyms including Ian Thorne, Lee N Falconer and many others.

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  • It took me 20 years to get from Intervention to the end of Magnificat I suppose that is a risk you take when you get involved in a series while it is still being written.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 cry, [...]


  • It s hard to even say this is the last book in the trilogy when the trilogy almost immediately leads into the Saga of Pliocene Exile which was published before this which then leads back to Intervention which brings us right back to the beginning of this series again May has written herself a loop that Joyce would be proud of.In fact she s written that loop so tautly that I think to actually gauge the real effect of it you have to read all the books pretty much straight through, maybe than once [...]


  • A magnificent end to an epic, sweeping saga.The world is nearly ready for Unity and the Rebel factions are gaining momentum in opposition to the Milieu.Jack the bodiless and Dorothea MacDonald are fighting Jack s brother Marc who takes up the reins of the Rebel faction and supposedly wants Earth to retain its individuality and not join the Milieu in Unity but beneath all the Rebel dogma he is fomenting a secret plan of his own to advance the human race into a society of fully operant and metapys [...]


  • Despite very much liking the two preceding books Jack the Bodiless and Diamond Mask I was very put off by this one The writing seemed pedantic and the story disjoint Maybe I should have read the Saga books first Thoughts from those who ve read the entire spread of books set in this universe


  • Last of the Galatic Milieu series, which leads into the Pliocene Exile in a satisfactory loop.I think that it s the weakest of all the 7 books, feeling a bit rushed, and with a lot of galatic politics to wade through Still, the characters remain compelling, and it s necessary to read it to finish off the series.I ve done my re read, I can probably leave it for another 10 years or so, but I bet I ll come back to them again


  • A solid ending to one of the best series I ve ever read A good conclusion that left me to speculate what will happen when Rogi releases his memories to the world The worst part is I really wanted to see that epilogue as well as see Marc reveal himself to the true shocked surprise of his kids and the Galactic Mileu.


  • Why is this book called Magnificat 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 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 of this boo [...]


  • 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, and 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 soul And ethnoc [...]


  • The climactic book in the sweeping saga of the Pliocene Exile and the Galactic Milieu I m not sure exactly why, but this last volume was less memorable to me than most of the others In particular I had forgotten the details of Fury s end and even some of the critical events of the final confrontation of the rebellion.Also if it s not too harsh to say, I felt as if May s impressively polished writing might have slipped just a bit here yes, some of the cleverness and playful salaciousness was back [...]


  • The scope of this saga spanning eight novels is staggering A gate is opened to the past, specifically the Pliocene era But it is a one way trip Adventurous souls travel back, and find a world unlike any they could imagine Epic conflict rages between ancient races, and the future destiny of man is decided The initial four books make up The Saga of Pliocene Exile The Many Coloured Land The Golden Torc The Nonborn King The AdversaryThese can be read as a standalone series, but who would want to sto [...]


  • Finally, the end of this epic no, that sounds as if I am glad it is over Not so, though the whole thing eight large volumes does leave one with a certain feeling of relief when the end is reached, simply because of its size 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 reviews of Trilli [...]


  • The final book of the Galactic Milieu Trilogy and the 9 book series compromising the Galactic Milieu Universe The metaphysical rebellion is looming and Marc is one step closer to engendering Mental Man Fury and Hydra are aiding Marc from the shadows, although he doesn t realize it and Jack and Diamond may finally understand what the true meaning of Unity is The book is full of tension and surprises and every page seems to be packed with information My biggest complaint is that rebellion itself i [...]


  • Just as good as it was fifteen years ago Maybe when I next read it, I will remember to come and brain dump my thoughts less than three months after reading, but such is not the case now 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 leaves it [...]


  • After all the build up to the Rebellion, both in this trilogy and the Pliocene Saga, I have to confess to feeling cheated I understand that rendering metaphysical concepts in prose is necessarily tricky, but the final result had me flicking pages to check I hadn t accidentally skipped an entire chapter or I can t imagine May was writing to a deadline, but considering the attention to detail she has previously lavished and I use the word both pejoratively and admiringly , it s one of the few exp [...]


  • This book culminates a 9 book series Much of the series refers to the culmination You are lead to expect an epic culmination And this book builds up to the two maybe , been a while since I ve read it page culmination WHAT a LET DOWN I flipped the pages back and forth in disbelief THAT S IT Oh, well The entire series is great, Surveillance Metaconcert The Many Colored Land The Golden Torc The Nonborn King The Adversary Jack the Bodiless Diamond Mask MagnificatIt was just a disappointment that tha [...]


  • Speaking from a plot standpoint, if you ve read the other Galactic Milieu Pliocene Exile books, there are few surprises in store for you The Rebellion arrives, characters die, and the saga of the Remillards comes to an end I felt as if there should have been of an emotional payoff since I was pretty invested in the first volume, but May had to spend too much time resolving Fury Hydra to give Jack and Dorothea their due It would be nice to talk with someone about Unity Rebellion one day May succ [...]


  • And finally Phew Eight books later, and the chess pieces are finally in the end game Fury is resolved, Hydra is resolved, Jack and Illusio attain apotheosis, Marc s mental man project hits difficulties And the complex multi planet, scifi fantasy, multi entity, metapsychic based, multistoryline, happens over six million years take ends.There is no point recounting what happens, because it will make no sense unless you read the other books Suffice to say that Julian May started writing a Celtic le [...]


  • Simply the best space opera, and the best series of novels I ve ever read This is the first of the nine, and while the last three show signs of fatigue, these novels capture a cast of characters, and one in Marc Remillard, that are truly memorable From the worlds and milieu May imagines to her evocative themes, the novels capture humanity with all its foibles and promise, and if you stick around for 6, you ll get the best plot twist in all of bookdom.


  • Got a bit weird at points but definitely an enjoyable read It is interesting how Julian had tried to pull together the ending into a sense of justice whilst being consistent with the milieu non violent approach I did feel like the ending could have done with detail though the book does end with a couple of things unexplained Would recommend this series.


  • Liked the story, but the climax was two pages long, and was speeded through The detailed events in the rest of the book had led me to expect similar clarity in the final pages The attack, which had been anticipated for over a decade of book time, was sketchy at best it was as if the narrator had not been given all the details, and had mumbled through the explanation.


  • Before I finally get to finish a series I started 20 years ago I hope it lives up to the expectation lol.After hmmI think it lived up to my hopes Pretty sure Although now I have to read the Pliocene books dang it.


  • Final third of the Milieu trilogy Metapsychics vs Mental Man Scary I don t know a lot of science but it was nice pretending I could while reading the exciting bits Family and it s secrets are still a big part of the action that propels the story so well Into the future.


  • Final book in this series Brings to fruition the Metaphysical Rebellion as well as the destruction of Fury Wanted of the Rebellion and less on Fury The whole Fury plot line is interesting but totally took over the novel.


  • Oh, I d award this six stars if I could The best bar none scifi series I ve yet read, and Ive now read it three times, and each time found something new about it.In a few years time, I ve no doubt I ll read it a fourth time.


  • Love this series of books by Julian May, wish there was Would recommend and i do often to any sci fi or fantasy reader Thanks for creating such an amazing world Julian.



  • Excellent conclusion to the trilogy The characters development was believable in the scope of the books and the tension that had built up throughout the series was resolved.





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