Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Vol. 1)

Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, Vol. 1)

Michael Moorcock


“The tales listed here are the uncooked center of Michael Moorcock. they're the spells that first drew me and all of the quite a few admirers of his paintings with whom i'm familiar into Moorcock’s luminous and pleasing web.”
–from the Foreword through Alan Moore, author of V for Vendetta

When Michael Moorcock started chronicling the adventures of the albino sorcerer Elric, final king of decadent Melniboné, and his sentient vampiric sword, Stormbringer, he got down to create a brand new type of delusion experience, one who broke with culture and mirrored a extra up to date sophistication of topic and elegance. the outcome used to be a daring and exact hero–weak in physique, refined in brain, depending on medicinal drugs for the energy to maintain himself–with nice crimes at the back of him and a better future forward: a rock-and-roll antihero who could channel the entire violent excesses of the sixties into one enduring archetype.

Now, with an incredible movie in improvement, here's the 1st quantity of a blinding choice of tales containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated by way of award-winning artist John Picacio–plus essays, letters, maps, and different fabric. Adventures contain “The Dreaming City,” “While the Gods Laugh,” “Kings in Darkness,” “Dead God’s Homecoming,” “Black Sword’s Brothers,” and “Sad Giant’s Shield.”

An essential addition to any delusion assortment, Elric: The Stealer of Souls is an unequalled creation to a super author and his so much famous–or infamous–creation.

“The most important united kingdom writer of sword and sorcery, a sort he has either borrowed from and transformed.”
–The Encyclopedia of delusion

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