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  1. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    This third volume of the series according to the Elric chronology includes the two Elric stories Moorcock wrote first, the novellas The Dreaming City and While the Gods Laugh each published in a separate issue of Science Fantasy in 1961 In the first, Elric, rightful emperor of Melnibone, leads a fleet against its capital city Immrryr to exact revenge and rescue his princess consort, but his sword Stormbringer literally has a mind of its own, bringing about disastrous consequences In the This third volume of the series according to the Elric chronology includes the two Elric stories Moorcock wrote first, the novellas The Dreaming City and While the Gods Laugh each published in a separate issue of Science Fantasy in 1961 In the first, Elric, rightful emperor of Melnibone, leads a fleet against its capital city Immrryr to exact revenge and rescue his princess consort, but his sword Stormbringer literally has a mind of its own, bringing about disastrous consequences In the second novella, Elric and Shaarilla of Myyrrhn go on a quest for the Dead Gods Book Elric seeks a deity beyond Law and Chaos, and Shaarilla seeks an end to her deformity she wants to have her wings restored Elric tales are grim, in general, but these two arise from a particular despair Moorcock was twenty one, coming off a bad love affair, and drinking far too much Heartache and the sense of a merciless fate pervade the atmosphere here.The effect of these stories is somewhat lightened by two other pieces a prequel, The Dream of Earl Aubec, which reveals the origin of the Young Kingdoms, and The Singing Citidel, in which Balo the Jester to the Gods makes a disorienting appearance on earth


  2. ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) ✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans) says:

    Actual rating 2.512457856 stars Because I m in a good mood today.Were I NOT following the Tor reading order for this series internal series chronology , I might have enjoyed this installmentBut I am, so I didn t Had I NOT read my Barbarian Paramour s mightily titillating adventures before the Grumpy Albino s, I might have enjoyed this installment a lot bloody shrimpingBut I did, so I didn t Because Incongruities and Inconsistencies R Us.The stories in this collection were th Actual rating 2.512457856 stars Because I m in a good mood today.Were I NOT following the Tor reading order for this series internal series chronology , I might have enjoyed this installmentBut I am, so I didn t Had I NOT read my Barbarian Paramour s mightily titillating adventures before the Grumpy Albino s, I might have enjoyed this installment a lot bloody shrimpingBut I did, so I didn t Because Incongruities and Inconsistencies R Us.The stories in this collection were the first Moorcock wrote in this series, even though they take placeafterthe events depicted in books 1 3 of the saga And oh my squid, does it show It feels like Elric got a personality transplantor that later and his actions here especially in The Dreaming City make no bloody fishing sense view spoiler Really real, spoilerish spoiler coming right up Thou hast been warned and stuff. view spoiler Off to destroy Melnibon with a whole bunch of glorified pirates How What Why Huh Where the shrimp did that come from How many installments did I miss, exactly hide spoiler hide spoiler Most discombobulating this complete lack of coherence is Yes, this is me being slightly discombobulated Sorry for the overabundant pilosity, by the way, but quarantine s a bitch when it comes to hair removal.And while I understand that this being Moorcock s initial foray in Elric s world could explain some discrepancies, it doesn t explain why he never bothered reconciling the rest of the saga against these earlier stories I mean, narrative continuity, it s a thing and stuff Conan Wannabe, Begone Two of the stories in this collection are complete Conan rip offs and feature all the elements of a classic Barbarian Mine tale same plot structure and cast breakdown, use of similar if not identical words and or phrasing This wouldn t be a problem if the writing wasn t so not good and lacklustre and stuff But it is Moorcock is no Robert E Howard far from it Also, my Cimmerian Cutie Pie isn t around, which is quite unacceptable Also also, as much as I like Stormbringer, the sentient sword is a complete joke compared to Conan s weapon of choice, the most lethal beef bone So blah and stuff Poor Execution Inc Such lazy writing, much meh There s so much potential in this series The premise, the characters So much room for development here But did Moorcock bother to give some substance to his story, dig a little deeper into his characters and or try to make themcomplex view spoiler hide spoiler Don t be silly now, that would have been way too much work Why exploit your arc and characters to their full potential when you can write repetitive, uninspired plots and turn your cast members into underdeveloped, sketchy as fish plot devices waves at Yyrkoon the comic book villain and Sweet Cymoril the ever sleeping damsel in distress And talking about poorly written cast members, believe me when I tell you that you don t want to get me started on the way female characters are portrayed here Oh no, you don t Precisely. Elric of the Previous Installments, Where Art Thou In books 1 3, Elric has all the markings of a beautifully fished up, harem worthy character in the making He is the moody as fish albino with the grumpy sword aka YUM In this book, however, his flat as a Dover sole character is naught but an arrogant, selfish ass with no agency whatsoever Does our almighty hero actually save the day even once view spoiler hide spoiler Oh, please he s got better,important things to do with his life So what does he do when faced with an evil foe, you ask Why he calls Ghostbusters Arioch his personal, on demand deus ex machina , of course Well either that or he lets Stormbringer do all the work for him And is Elric ever conflicted about this constant, complete lack of control Nope Does it ever seem to bother him or present some sort of internal struggle that his sword is a bloodthirsty homicidal maniac, and makes him skewer every shrimp that gets in his way Nope nope and nope The guy is just there Totally unresponsive And about as emotional as a rock Yay view spoiler hide spoiler Nefarious Last Words 1 NLW TheI think about this book, theI realize the best thing about it is probably its 1977 cover.I rest in my case and stuff To be continued and stuff Book 1 Elric of Melnibon Book 2 The Fortress of the Pearl Book 3 The Sailor on the Seas of Fate Book 4 The Weird of the White Wolf Book 5 The Vanishing Tower aka The Sleeping Sorceress to be read Book 6 The Revenge of the Black Rose to be read Book 7 The Bane of the Black Sword to be read Book 8 Stormbringer to be read Book 9 Elric at the End of Time to be read Book 10 Daughter of Dreams to be read Book 11 Destiny s Brother to be read Book 12 Son of the Wolf to be read Following the Tor reading order Pre review nonsense FYI, this was NOT me while I was reading this book This, however, might very well have been me Full review to come and stuff.P.S Mr Moorcock, the crustaceans are NOT amused


  3. Algernon (Darth Anyan) Algernon (Darth Anyan) says:

    Before getting reacquainted with the ongoing saga of Elric, the albino sorcerer king that spent the previous volume as a vagabond mercenary, self exiled from his own people and from the throne he inherited, Moorcock offers us a glimpse at the cosmology underlying his imaginary universe in The Dream of Earl Aubec Within the standard sword sorcery structure of the adventure the champion swordsman of a fantasy realm goes on a quest to conquer a last bastion for his queen , the author debates t Before getting reacquainted with the ongoing saga of Elric, the albino sorcerer king that spent the previous volume as a vagabond mercenary, self exiled from his own people and from the throne he inherited, Moorcock offers us a glimpse at the cosmology underlying his imaginary universe in The Dream of Earl Aubec Within the standard sword sorcery structure of the adventure the champion swordsman of a fantasy realm goes on a quest to conquer a last bastion for his queen , the author debates the nature of reality, the question of predestination and other existentialist tropes.The Castle of KaneloonBrooding and mysterious, the castle seemed to have a defiant air, for it stood on the very edge of the world, like other constructions in the Moorcock s universe, has a dual presence at the same time solid and imaginary Earl Aubec moves through the halls in a dreamlike trance, fighting not the scions of a powerful sorceress, but the demons of his own imagination, the doubts and fears that keep one awake in the small hour of the night with thoughts of mortality and pointlessness The border that the castle Kaneloon guards is a fluid one, the place where the solid earth of Order meets the sea of Chaos Here sanity battles nightmare and new territories or theories can be created by pushing back against the unknown Aubec is a stand in for Elric, who has been plagued by the same sort of questions since the first moments the reader lays his eyes on him Like Elric, Aubec decides that even if the questions are unanswerable, the only thing a man can do is to pick up his sword and go into the unknown, to carve out his own fate Whether he is succesful or not well, that s another story.The doom of Imrryr in The Dreaming City , capital of the ancient race of Melniboneans, has been promised since the introduction of the series and in this second novella of the present collection, the dark deed is done Elric returns from his wanderings among the Young Kingdoms to find his throne usurped by his cousin Yyrkoon and his fiancee Cymoril enchanted into a cursed sleep Enraged, the albino opens the gates of the city to a host of pirate ships who set the whole town on fire and goes on to hunt for his traitorous cousin.Two things I found memorable in this novella the issue of responsibility for one s own actions, a leitmotif in the whole Elric series, and the fantastic talent of Moorcock to condense an epic struggle in a relatively short format On the question of free will, Elric started out as a rebel against Fate, leaving behind the destiny decided for him by his ancestors, and sometimes going against even his sponsor deity, Arioch the Duke of Hell As we progress into the series, it becomes evident that Elric is subverted in his quest by the very thing that gives him power the magic sword Stormbringer, a sentient artefact with a malevolent will of its own As in the opening story of Earl Aubec, the symbiotic parasytic relationship between the sword and its master here mirrors the internal struggle within the soul of the main character, the eternal battle between Chaos and OrderWe must be bound to one another, Elric murmured despairingly Bound by hell forged chains and fate haunted circumstances Well, then let it be thus so and men will have cause to tremble and flee when they hear the names of Elric of Melnibone and Stormbringer, his sword We are two of a kind produced by an age which has deserted us Let us give this age cause to hate usThe Dreaming City is Elric darkest moment so far It is very difficult to find attenuating circumstances for his crimes and betrayals He is doomed by his own hand, and the sword made me do it is a feeble argument even in the albino s own conscience Elric is once again an exile, a sellsword without a country to call his own, without loyalties and without hope for redemption Where will he go from here While the Gods Laugh gives an answer to my last question Elric s monumental melancholy, his tortured soul and his gloomy moods may be insignifiant in the larger scheme of things But the existential questions give our hero no rest, and when a new quest is offered, Elric is only too eager to set out on another adventureOne night, as Elric sat moodily drinking alone in a tavern, a wingless woman of Myrhhn came gliding out of the storm and rested her lithe body against him Shaarilla of the Dancing Mists knows of a secret beside the bedroom ones , the Dead Gods Book, an ancient manuscript that is alleged to hold the answer to all questions, and needs a champion to do battle with the book s guardian, Orunlu the Keeper Shaarilla would like to get her wings back Elric would like to know if there is any higher power that decides the fate of manDespairingly, sometimes, I seek the comfort of a benign God, Shaarilla My mind goes out, lying awake at night, searching through the black bareness for something anything which will take me to it, warm me, protect me, tell me that there is order in the chaotic tumble of the universe that it is consistent, this precision of the planets, not simply a brief, bright spark of sanity in an eternity of malevolent anarchy The path to the hidden keep where the book rests is long and filled with dangers Savage beasts are followed by revenant riders, and ultimately by the signature Moorcock scenes of psychedelic kaleydoscopes in primary colours, suffocating mists and dreamlike trances that remove all references to a logical reality They lost all sense of time and Elric began to feel as if he were living through a dream I wonder what kind of drugs they were on, maybe I can try some.The conclusion is by now not unexpected Elric is stymied in his efforts by an ironic twist of fate view spoiler the book that holds the secret of the universe, the meaning of life, crumbles to dust in his hands as he tries to open itNow I will live my life without ever knowing why I live it whether it has purpose or not Perhaps the Book could have told me But would I have believed it, even then I am the eternal sceptic never sure that my actions are my own never certain that an ultimate entity is not guiding mehide spoiler There is no easy solution, and the albino must keep searching I like the notion of the relativity of the concepts of good and evil, replaced here by Order and Chaos L E Modessitt Jr uses a similar device in his long Recluce series, where the black wizards and the white wizards often change roles who gets to play the good guys and who the bad guys Neither Chaos nor Order could survive without each other, and the universe is the result of the balance between the two forces We exist only to fight not to win, but to preserve the eternal struggle says Orunlu the Keeper, a theme that is reiterated in the last novella of the colection, and explains why Elric is considered an incarnation of The Eternal Champion The Singing Citadel is a rinse and repeat of the previous story The temptress that seduces Elric with her charms and with the promise of adventure is a certain Queen Yishana Her kingdom is threatened by a mysterious castle that appears suddenly within the borders Her soldiers and peasants are lured there by esoteric music, never to be seen again Yishana s pet wizard and former lover, the mage Teleb K aarna is unable to cope with the powerful enchantments and will soon add jealousy to his list of complaints about Elric This story was a tad too similar to the fare promoted by Robert E Howard and his Conan pulps I expectfrom an Elric story, and only in the end dialogue with Balo the Jester, a trickster deity in the mould of Loki, was some of the old magic recapturedI intend to establish my own Realm on Earth the Realm of Paradox A little from Law, a little from Chaos a Realm of opposites, of curiosities and jokes I m thinking we already have such a world as you describe, Lord Balo, with no need for you to create it I plan to continue with the Elric saga over the summer, as I find the different novellas complete each other well into a bigger picture, with a definite continuity and progress in the evolution of the main hero From a quote used by Moorcock as the title for The Laughing Gods , it looks like I must also add Mervyn Peake to my wishlist


  4. Bradley Bradley says:

    These shorts and novellas almost all revolve around Elric, the tormented anti hero that sits in the palm of Chaos thanks to his intelligent and willful sword Stormbringer As sword and sorcery stories go, this one really stands out It s not so much Conan as it is straddling the line between shifting realities and the world, wanting to be free of the fate of the Champion of Chaos while being the penultimate brooder with unimaginable powers, seeking peace at any cost.Whenever I think of Elric, I These shorts and novellas almost all revolve around Elric, the tormented anti hero that sits in the palm of Chaos thanks to his intelligent and willful sword Stormbringer As sword and sorcery stories go, this one really stands out It s not so much Conan as it is straddling the line between shifting realities and the world, wanting to be free of the fate of the Champion of Chaos while being the penultimate brooder with unimaginable powers, seeking peace at any cost.Whenever I think of Elric, I think of the ultimate archetype, and there s a lot to point at to prove it The writer walks the careful line of making him and his quest larger than life, full of magic and conquest, sea battles, monster battles, and even going so far as to open the book of life, as stolen by the greatest necromancer only to have all answers crumble before him.Chaos and Law are the maelstroms that Elric traverses, and even though the theme is very much done and done again even in this cycle, the quest is always the thing We re always meant to come away with the same conclusions as Elric, the great and evil Elric, deciding to give the world the misery it so seems to desire.Pretty powerful stuff, really, and these really should be placed in their proper time, the sixties and seventies, introducing us to the template to one of the greatest tragic heroes and sometimes horrendous villains


  5. Evgeny Evgeny says:

    The third book of Elric saga the boneheaded decision Elric made in the end of the first book came back to him bearing fruits Now the only way to correct his own stupidity is to sacrifice his own people and to live with this memory for the rest of his life The book is notable for the fact that Elric acquires a sidekick in it This is a typical Elric book larger than life magic, meddling gods who never show up when they are really needed, an anti hero, struggle of Chaos and Law on grand scale The third book of Elric saga the boneheaded decision Elric made in the end of the first book came back to him bearing fruits Now the only way to correct his own stupidity is to sacrifice his own people and to live with this memory for the rest of his life The book is notable for the fact that Elric acquires a sidekick in it This is a typical Elric book larger than life magic, meddling gods who never show up when they are really needed, an anti hero, struggle of Chaos and Law on grand scale by the way, the author is the guy who brought the concept of law and chaos in role playing games these are all there As usual, this is a very fast fun read easily deserving 4 stars


  6. Jack Jack says:

    Good entry in the series, with Elric at his moody and glum best, determinedly going through every eerie magical door and portal he finds, to arrive at the usual trippy building made of some strange rainbow crystal or distorting interdimensional masonry Another day in the multiverse.


  7. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    In my last two reviews, I have talked about how Moorcock s fevered imagination keeps these books aloft, even when the plot seems to grow disconnected from the series, or the characters grow repetitive, but he seems to be losing steam, for this book moves along apace, advancing the plot here and there, but not materially adding anything new to our understanding of the world or the characters.Moorcock s shorter plot arcs lack the grand set pieces and focus which make Leiber s and Howard s works so In my last two reviews, I have talked about how Moorcock s fevered imagination keeps these books aloft, even when the plot seems to grow disconnected from the series, or the characters grow repetitive, but he seems to be losing steam, for this book moves along apace, advancing the plot here and there, but not materially adding anything new to our understanding of the world or the characters.Moorcock s shorter plot arcs lack the grand set pieces and focus which make Leiber s and Howard s works so delightful, and even if the brief episodes which make up the larger plot might be called short stories , they do not show the completeness or unity of idea of Conan or Lankhmar.I keep longing for a return to form from Moorcock, wishing that he could combine those moments of lucid, pretty prose with his wild metaphysical magics and the brooding introspection which first defined Elric But alas, it grows harder to look past his errors when he begins to repeat himself.As usual, he has problems finding scenes which illustrate his characters, and so he ends up relying on exposition, or on the characters talking at length about their own thoughts and reactions, which always ends up feeling stilted and incomplete, especially when those traits are not always outwardly demonstrated the series itself begins to grow repetitive, as Elric is always followed by some bosom compatriot, who by the end will be betrayed, or killed, or lost, or all three Likewise there are the female interests, who seem to traipse in and out of Elric s life to torment him, but who often have little character of their own.The series focuses narrowly, sometimes unsparingly, upon Elric himself, but it feels as if muchcould be done with his character if he had an equally strong supporting cast to play off of When secondary characters are summarily introduced and dropped, it becomes harder for them to have any effect on Elric and if they do produce some sudden effect upon him, it can feel rather overly convenient if the relationship has not yet been fully developed.One of the hallmarks of the Conan series is that in each story, Howard shows us very different sides of Conan different humors, desires, fears, and outlooks In the first three stories we get Conan young, aged, and full grown, and each portrayal depicts a different sort of man.Clearly, with Elric, we would not expect so drastic a shift, as we follow him from place to place in chronological order, but I do find myself disappointed that we don t tend to see other sides to Elric he is always brooding, somewhat naive, and less callous than he imagines himself I keep waiting to find something surprising in him, some aspect of depth before unexplored.In short, I wait for the mad philosophical explorations which live in Moorcock s magic to reach Elric, to show up in him in some fundamental way, to change him or leave a trace on him, to become an exploration of his character, andthan that, of his possibility.The series is always looking forward, always moving forward sometimes too quickly, sometimes without a chance to build or pause or ponder but always moving and I have to ask myself for what Where are we going Certainly there are hints, there are moments of conflict and feeling for Elric, but rarely are they given time to emerge, rarely is the story constructed so as to reveal them naturally If they are not constructed carefully, over time, then when they arrive, they will always be too early, or too late, and seem almost inconsequential in the face of the vast cosmic conflict which tends to make up the heart of the story.Elric feels weak and unsure He travels somewhere to reach something strange and magical which has piqued his interest He battles an otherworldly thing, which he defeats, but he now feels drained He wanders through a strange dimension and faces another thing, which is powerful and dangerous He almost dies, but then he summons something and it saves him the most recent of a series of doomed soldier friends saves him and makes an ironic quip always ironic Elric departs no richer than he arrived, and despondent at his failure.I am still enjoying this series, and it shows a lot of promise, but at this point, the gap between what it is and what it could be is widening Sure, it s stillinteresting, original, and better written than most of the fantasy out there, but I m desperate for it to really find its groove Moorcock has the tools, I just want to see him use them all at once.My List of Suggested Fantasy Books


  8. Michael Sorbello Michael Sorbello says:

    Synopsis Elric made an incredibly foolish and selfish decision at the end of the first book, and now it s finally come back to bite him where it hurts Imrryr, the dreaming city Yyrkoon, the hated usurper Cymoril, Elric s beloved, all have fallen to the fury and unearthly power of the albino prince Elric and his soul devouring sword Stormbringer because of a choice he made that unknowingly set his own downfall in motion With no other options left, Elric confronts his doomed fate in the haunt Synopsis Elric made an incredibly foolish and selfish decision at the end of the first book, and now it s finally come back to bite him where it hurts Imrryr, the dreaming city Yyrkoon, the hated usurper Cymoril, Elric s beloved, all have fallen to the fury and unearthly power of the albino prince Elric and his soul devouring sword Stormbringer because of a choice he made that unknowingly set his own downfall in motion With no other options left, Elric confronts his doomed fate in the haunted era he s trapped in.Review This was the best of the Elric saga so far because Elric finally starts to display evil tendencies His sword has always had a mind of its own, but now the wills of Stormbringer and Elric have blurred together Elric is a slave to his evil sword, it takes away the things he loves one by one and drives the prince mad Elric becomesselfish, brooding, impulsive and scornful, hating his sword, his dirty soul and the wretched destiny he can t escape from.The battles are bloodier and the setting is evengrim It seems the harder Elric tries to break free from his cruel fate, theharsh, chaotic and unforgiving his life becomes


  9. Red Haircrow Red Haircrow says:

    Michael Moorcock has created many characters who are an aspect of the Eternal Champion, who battles sometimes on the side of Law and sometimes on the side of Chaos, depending on his incarnation In the incarnation of Elric of Melnibone, a man weak in body except when augmented by the stolen souls provided through the medium of the perilous sword Stormbringer, he is powerful in intellect, passion and magic Yetthan that, he is a man who is the very embodiment of the hard choices which Fate Michael Moorcock has created many characters who are an aspect of the Eternal Champion, who battles sometimes on the side of Law and sometimes on the side of Chaos, depending on his incarnation In the incarnation of Elric of Melnibone, a man weak in body except when augmented by the stolen souls provided through the medium of the perilous sword Stormbringer, he is powerful in intellect, passion and magic Yetthan that, he is a man who is the very embodiment of the hard choices which Fate can inflict on a soul Torn between obligation, a desire for vengeance and simply to be allowed by the gods and demons of the Universe to have a measure of peace, Elric is both deadly and beautiful, pitiless and deserving of sympathy An unforgettable anti hero, and this is just one installment in the series of his personal incarnation An outstanding line of books for lovers of saga and epic fantasies, sword and sorcery which blasts its unforgettable images into your heart and soul


  10. sologdin sologdin says:

    More pulpy sword sorcery, episodic, fast paced to the point of parody.Includes what is now the obligatory cryptic prologue Prologue here has the virtue of self riducule, wherein the hero is not Elric, but his ancestor Aubec, from whom he had the sword in volume I, prior to achieving the nuclear sword with which he isfamously associated Aubec has gone to the edge of the world to incorporate the last castle into the empire, but is tricked by its occupant to win not merely the castle, but More pulpy sword sorcery, episodic, fast paced to the point of parody.Includes what is now the obligatory cryptic prologue Prologue here has the virtue of self riducule, wherein the hero is not Elric, but his ancestor Aubec, from whom he had the sword in volume I, prior to achieving the nuclear sword with which he isfamously associated Aubec has gone to the edge of the world to incorporate the last castle into the empire, but is tricked by its occupant to win not merely the castle, but also that which lies beyond, the formless chaos which might be tamed to yield new plains, new mountains, new seas new populations, even whole cities full of people fresh sprung and yet with the memory of generations of ancestors behind them 24 This conquest beyond, we are told in tolkienian tone, births the new kingdoms and leads to the death of the Empire 26.Whatever But it is an accurate description of what Moorcock is doing The world of the text is bordered by formless chaos in his mind, and, as each new installment is published, and Elric needsareas to despoil andpersons to slaughter, the author can introduce hitherto unmentioned and unthought by the writer until his agent reminded him that he is past deadline portions of the setting, deities to trouble the protagonist or aid him, persons to be used or abused or both It s extremely weak setting development, and, as there is really not enough space for character development, these being smallish volumes, with a loose focus on Elric s moping, not much of interest in personal interaction His prior ally, Smiorgan, is snuffed out without much thought 66 , during Elric s bizarre adventure to rescue his old fiancee fails by sacking Rome his imperial capital half succeeds The capital receives some stunning descriptions just prior to its destruction, though 39 40.Sure, cool that he s truly rootless 59 , after Rome s destruction He could envisage no future, for his future had been bound up with his past id he had destroyed the last tangible sign that the grandiose magnificent Bright Empire had ever existed a nice bit of proto fascist ideology He felt that most of himself was gone with it id and yet, still, even so, his mind reluctantly brooded on Cymoril id War on memory lost, or simply abandoned by author The first part settles all scores from volumes I and II, effectively ending any connection to the setting described therein now rootless, he s vested in the life of the wanderer, who acquires tasks in taverns no shit 71 122 to visit places never before described The first such task involves a fairly trite and hyper powered quest for a Super Book of some sort or another.I get that these types of occurrences are features, instead of bugs, when it comes to sword sorcery but what isor less unforgiveable in this installment is that Elric s prior war against memory is largely left aside, and instead he becomes a fucking fundamentalist, wondering if the Super Book will tell him whether an ultimate God exists 77 He seeks the comfort of a benign God id FFS There is later acknowledgement that he failed to forget Cymoril 127 indicating that the series may not be completely hopeless After a number of trivial and tedious encounters, he and his new companions discover the Super Book, which throbbed with light and brilliant color 110 , and then disintegrated into yellowish dust 110 11 Failed quests in heroic fiction are good, of course The companion, a materialist, takes the gems that encrusted the destroyed book, worth a fortune 112 apt commentary on volumes such as this, though they yellow into dust, worth a fortune in the publisher s hands.Third act is evenforgettable, except that it suddenly begins referring to Elric as a wolf in various ways 118, 119, 122 which apparently explains the title, but as that merely removes the lupine mystery one step, hardly constitutes dispositive explanation.Recommended for eternal skeptics, priest aristocrats, and tiny creatures in the palm of the jester of chaos


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The Weird of the White Wolf [KINDLE] ❆ The Weird of the White Wolf By Michael Moorcock – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Michael John Moorcock is a prolific English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels Morrcock s most famous popular works by far have been the Michael John Moorcock is a prolific English writer of the Epub Ù primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels Morrcock s most famous popular works by far have been the Elric novels, starring the character Elric of Melnibone In these books, Elric is an anti hero written as a deliberate reversal of what Moorcock saw as cliches commonly found in fantasy adventure novels Weird of the White Wolf is the third of a six volume series of the original stories written about the The Weird ePUB í albino prince.