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Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, #1) Michael Moorcock

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

Michael Moorcock

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ISBN : 9780345498625
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458 pages
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When 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 traditionMoreWhen 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.Here is the first volume of a collection of stories containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated by 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.”ContentsForeword by Alan MooreIntroduction [by MM]AT THE BEGINNINGPutting a Tag on ItTHE STEALER OF SOULSThe Dreaming CityWhile the Gods LaughThe Stealer of SoulsKings in Darkness (with James Cawthorn)The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams (originally titled The Flame Bringers)MISSION TO ASNO!ORIGINS (Illustrations, Magazine covers and earliest map)STORMBRINGERDead Gods HomecomingBlack Swords BrothersSad Giants ShieldDoomed Lords PassingLETTERS AND MISCELLANYElricThe Secret Life of Elric of MenlibonéFinal Judgments (by Alan Forrest}The Zenith Letter (by Antony Skene)Acknowledgements