Saturday, January 27, 2007

The Coming of the Horseclans - Robert Adams

Milo Morai is a superhuman mutant. Basically, he has the whole Wolverine deal going on, and also does not seem to age.

At the start he is travelling back to a civilisation of sorts that he has set up, the Horseclans. They have some Beastmaster type talents, the ability to telepathically communicate with their own special horses, and with big cats.

The book is set around 600 years after a nuclear disaster, as that is how old Milo is. He wants to find others like him, and has basically set himself the long and difficult task that L. E. Modesitt's Forever Hero has, to rebuild a civilisation that has lost its technology and is greatly reduced in number.

By the end of the book, he has found three other mutants like himself, and led his Clans to the sea, along with a bit of warfare along the way. This is only before finding out of others that have survived the centuries, by body snatching, basically, a group of scientist mind vampires also survives.

The book seems to jump around rapidly, and suffers from not enough focus I think. The author is obviously fond of the primitive arms and armor thing.

2.5 out of 5

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