After the events of "The Vanishing Tower", Elric's companion Moonglum elects to stay awhile in Tanelorn, while the albino prince travels to the ...Show synopsisAfter the events of "The Vanishing Tower", Elric's companion Moonglum elects to stay awhile in Tanelorn, while the albino prince travels to the Valedak Directorates. When Elric meets a woman who is lost, he must embark on a series of adventures which will reveal the secrets of the world's future.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Very Good++ DJ. Ace Hardcover 1991 Book Club (BCE/BOMC)...New. Very Good++ DJ. Ace Hardcover 1991 Book Club (BCE/BOMC) Minimal wear to glossy jacket. Moorcock returns to his most popular sword-and-sorcery series with a vengeance as he fills in the blank spaces in the life of Elric, the albino sorcerer and doomed "Eternal Champion." Elric's quest--to rescue the soul of his long-dead father by cheating the Lords of Chaos--leads him across time and space through the many worlds of the multiverse as diverse forces oppose him at every step. Moorcock's strength as a writer lies in his bold imagery and cosmic vision as well as in his ability to depict characters that are both larger than life and genuinely appealing. Essential for aficionados of classic heroic adventure. 1991 From Kirkus ReviewsContinuing Moorcock's saga of Elric the albino sorcerer prince and mercenary warrior (The Fortress of the Pearl, 1989, etc. ), whose blade Stombringer devours the souls of those it slays. This time out, a dragon brings Elric before the ghost of Sadric his father; Sadric requires Elric to locate his soul, now reposing in a rosewood box in a far distant land, and restore it to him--or Sadric's ghost will be welded to Elric with horrid consequences. During his quest Elric will discover an ally, the mysterious warrior princess Rose; their mutual foe will be Charion, the undead agent of Chaos. Matters are complicated by the constant interference of the dangerous contending demons Arioch and Mashabak. Before he finally restores Sadric's soul, Elric learns that most of what occurs is motivated by Rose's vast scheme to revenge herself upon Charion for destroying her people. Long on philosophy and chat, short on plot and action; annoying, too, is the way the narrative slips from past to present tense and back, to no discernible purpose. A disappointing installment, seemingly cobbled hurriedly together from ill-matched parts. --¬1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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