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Blood trillium
May, Julian.
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New York : Bantam Books, 1992.
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391 pages : map ; 24 cm
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Julian May was born on July 10, 1931. She writes under her own name and several pseudonyms including Lee N. Falconer and Ian Thorne. Her first published work, a short story entitled Dune Roller, appeared in 1951 under the name J. C. May. She sold one more short story entitled Star of Wonder in 1953 before taking a break from the science fiction field. Starting in 1954, she wrote thousands of science encyclopedia articles for Consolidated Book Publishers. After finishing that project, she wrote similar articles for two other encyclopedia publishers.

In 1957, she and her husband founded Publication Associates, a production and editorial service for small publishers. During this time, she wrote and edited two episodes of the Buck Rogers comic strip and a new Catholic catechism for Franciscan Herald Press. Between 1956 and 1981, she wrote more than 250 books for children and young adults. They were mostly non-fiction works dealing with the subjects of science, history, and short biographies of modern-day celebrities. She returned to the world of science fiction in the 1980s with such works as the Saga of Pliocene Exile and Galactic Milieu series.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Publisher's Weekly Review

A dozen years after the events recounted in Black Trillium , the World of the Three Moons is endangered by another sorcerer, Portolanus, Master of Tuzamen, considered a mountebank by some, yet still dangerous. The three sisters who hold the talismans of the Sceptre of Power, which previously saved their country, Ruwenda, must bury their differences to save their world. When Kadiya, the middle sister, champion of the aborigines, loses her talisman, and Portolanus and the pirate queen of Raktum kidnap the king of Laboruwenda and his children to obtain the talisman of his wife, the queen, it remains for Archimage Haramis, the oldest sister, to master her powers sufficiently to take on Portolanus and the armies he has raised against her beleaguered country. The Master of Tuzamen is no longer a figure of fun, however, but is unveiled as Orogastus--the powerful and evil sorcerer, believed destroyed 12 years previously. This sequel to the joint effort produced by May, Andre Norton and Marion Zimmer Bradley is a superior tale, giving life, character and emotion to the three Petals of the Living Trillium as they continue their adventures. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Library Journal Review

The kingdom of Laboruwenda finds itself on the verge of war as a sorcerer thought to be dead returns to reclaim the three talismans of power held by Queen Anigel and her sisters. May's solo sequel to Black Trillium (LJ 8/90), a fantasy collaboration by May, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Andre Norton, follows a path similar to its predecessor--separate quests for the sisters lead to reunion and a final confrontation--but changes its focus from the absolute destruction of evil to the possibility of its ultimate transformation. Libraries with active fantasy collections will want this. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.