I am currently reading the Saga of the Exiles (4 books) written by Julian May. I have only just finished the first book (so no SPOILERS please!). My opinion of Julian May at this stage is that she is a very good writer. She develops the characters well, giving each one plenty of details without going over the top. Surprisingly, no-one seem to mention her, or mention her only very briefly. I personally thinks she is a good author who can match Robin Hobbs and Sara Douglass any day. Why the lack of interest on Julian May? I would appreciate some comments on her.