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Elric: The Stealer of Souls - Michael Moorcock, John Picacio
Elric: The Stealer of Souls
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“The stories here are the raw heart of Michael Moorcock. They are the spells that first drew me and all the numerous admirers of his work with whom I am acquainted into Moorcock’s luminous and captivating web.”–from the Foreword by Alan Moore, creator of V for VendettaWhen Michael Moorcock began... show more
“The stories here are the raw heart of Michael Moorcock. They are the spells that first drew me and all the numerous admirers of his work with whom I am acquainted into Moorcock’s luminous and captivating web.”–from the Foreword by Alan Moore, creator of V for VendettaWhen Michael Moorcock began chronicling the adventures of the albino sorcerer Elric, last king of decadent Melniboné, and his sentient vampiric sword, Stormbringer, he set out to create a new kind of fantasy adventure, one that broke with tradition and reflected a more up-to-date sophistication of theme and style. The result was a bold and unique hero–weak in body, subtle in mind, dependent on drugs for the vitality to sustain himself–with great crimes behind him and a greater destiny ahead: a rock-and-roll antihero who would channel all the violent excesses of the sixties into one enduring archetype.Now, with a major film in development, here is the first volume of a dazzling collection of stories containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Picacio–plus essays, letters, maps, and other material. Adventures include “The Dreaming City,” “While the Gods Laugh,” “Kings in Darkness,” “Dead God’s Homecoming,” “Black Sword’s Brothers,” and “Sad Giant’s Shield.” An indispensable addition to any fantasy collection, Elric: The Stealer of Souls is an unmatched introduction to a brilliant writer and his most famous–or infamous–creation.“The most significant UK author of sword and sorcery, a form he has both borrowed from and transformed.”–The Encyclopedia of Fantasy
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345498625 (0345498623)
ASIN: 345498623
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
Series: Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné (#1)
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Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
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Elric: Stealer of Souls is a chronological collection of Elric stories starting with the first, "The Dreaming City". Elric is a sword & sorcery hero, or more precisely an anti-hero, unlike any other. He is an albino not exactly up there in the strength department. He is aided by his vampiric sword n...
Danielle's Reading Adventures
Danielle's Reading Adventures rated it
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I took a journey into the world of darkness, and I am surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Being me, I tend to embark on new adventures in an atypical fashion. Such is my introduction to sword and sorcery fantasy. I read one Conan story prior to reading Elric: The Stealer of Souls (written by L. S...
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