Elric

Elric

Michael Moorcock / Aug 24, 2019

Elric Elric of Melnibon is the haunted treacherous and doomed albino sorcerer prince An introspective weakling in thrall to his black bladed soul eating sword Stormbringer he is yet a hero whose bloody

  • Title: Elric
  • Author: Michael Moorcock
  • ISBN: 9781857987430
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback
  • Elric of Melnibon is the haunted, treacherous and doomed albino sorcerer prince An introspective weakling in thrall to his black bladed, soul eating sword, Stormbringer, he is yet a hero whose bloody adventures and wanderings through brooding, desolate lands leads inexorably to his decisive intervention in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos This volume brings tElric of Melnibon is the haunted, treacherous and doomed albino sorcerer prince An introspective weakling in thrall to his black bladed, soul eating sword, Stormbringer, he is yet a hero whose bloody adventures and wanderings through brooding, desolate lands leads inexorably to his decisive intervention in the war between the forces of Law and Chaos This volume brings together The Stealer of Souls and Stormbringer, the first two published books of Elric s adventures, and confirms Michael Moorcock s place as one of the most important fantasy writers of our time.Omnibus of Stealer of Souls collection, 1963 and Stormbringer novel, 1977 revised version Contents 1 The Dreaming City The Elric Saga 1961 novelette by Michael Moorcock 35 While the Gods Laugh The Elric Saga 1961 novelette by Michael Moorcock 73 The Stealer of Souls The Elric Saga 1962 novelette by Michael Moorcock 119 Kings in Darkness The Elric Saga 1962 novelette by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn as by Michael Moorcock 155 The Caravan of Forgotten Dreams The Elric Saga 1962 novelette by Michael Moorcock aka The Flame Bringers 191 Stormbringer The Elric Saga 6 1965 novel by Michael Moorcock

    Elric The Stealer of Souls Chronicles of the Last Michael John Moorcock born is a prolific British writer primarily of science fiction and science fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels His most popular works by far have been the Elric novels As editor of the controversial British science fiction magazine New Worlds, Moorcock fostered the development of the New Wave in the UK and indirectly in the U.S. Stormbringer Elric Stormbringer Stormbringer Companion Description Supplement with additional rules scenarios Author s Various Stock Number CHA Published Page Count ISBN Includes Solo Adventures Stormbringer is a roleplaying game of action and adventure in the Young Kingdoms, the world created by noted author Michael Moorcock in his ELRIC novels. List of Fullmetal Alchemist characters Edward Ed Elric , Edow do Erurikku , the Fullmetal Alchemist , Hagane no Renkinjutsushi , is the youngest State Alchemist in history, joining the program at the age of .He and his younger brother, Alphonse, scour the world in search of the Philosopher s Stone , Kenja no Ishi , in the hopes of restoring their bodies. Elrick Bass Guitars Elrick Bass Guitars For customers outside the USA please call or email jfiles elrick for individual shipping quotes to your location Dismiss Vic Mignogna Victor Joseph Mignogna m n j n is an American actor and musician known for his voice over work in the English dubs of Japanese anime shows, the most notable being Edward Elric from the Fullmetal Alchemist series, for which he earned the American Anime Award for Best Actor in Other notable anime roles include Broly from the Dragon Ball films, Tamaki Suoh in Ouran High BIG GAME BIG GAME BIG GAME is a design studio created in by Augustin Scott de Martinville, Elric Petit and Grgoire Jeanmonod It is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Babylon Wikiquote Babylon , created by J Michael Straczynski, is a science fiction television epic about Babylon , an Earth governed space station built to promote harmony between interstellar civilizations.It is unusual in its focus on a story arc which dominates the events through its five year run. Michael Moorcock Wikipdia uvres principales Cycle d Elric Le Cycle du guerrier de Mars La Lgende de Hawkmoon Les Aventures de Jerry Cornelius La Qute d Erekos Les Livres de Corum Le Nomade du temps Les Danseurs de la fin des temps Le Pacte de Von Bek modifier Michael John Moorcock , n le dcembre Mitcham , prs de Londres , est un crivain britannique , auteur de nombreux romans fantastiques Fullmetal Alchemist Wikipdia Trame Synopsis Dans le pays d Amestris, pays o l Alchimie est leve au rang de science universelle, deux frres, Edward et Alphonse Elric parcourent le monde la recherche de la lgendaire pierre philosophale dans le but de retrouver leurs corps perdus Leur pre, Van Hohenheim, les a quitts il y a de cela des annes, et leur mre Trisha Elric meurt quelques annes plus tard d Latest Movie News Film Industry Empire Find the latest movie news from Empire, the world s biggest movie destination Get the latest insights about the film industry from our extensive coverage.

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      • Michael Moorcock

        Michael John Moorcock is an English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels Moorcock has mentioned The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Apple Cart by George Bernard Shaw and The Constable of St Nicholas by Edward Lester Arnold as the first three books which captured his imagination He became editor of Tarzan Adventures in 1956, at the age of sixteen, and later moved on to edit Sexton Blake Library As editor of the controversial British science fiction magazine New Worlds, from May 1964 until March 1971 and then again from 1976 to 1996, Moorcock fostered the development of the science fiction New Wave in the UK and indirectly in the United States His serialization of Norman Spinrad s Bug Jack Barron was notorious for causing British MPs to condemn in Parliament the Arts Council s funding of the magazine.During this time, he occasionally wrote under the pseudonym of James Colvin, a house pseudonym used by other critics on New Worlds A spoof obituary of Colvin appeared in New Worlds 197 January 1970 , written by William Barclay another Moorcock pseudonym Moorcock, indeed, makes much use of the initials JC , and not entirely coincidentally these are also the initials of Jesus Christ, the subject of his 1967 Nebula award winning novella Behold the Man, which tells the story of Karl Glogauer, a time traveller who takes on the role of Christ They are also the initials of various Eternal Champion Moorcock characters such as Jerry Cornelius, Jerry Cornell and Jherek Carnelian In recent years, Moorcock has taken to using Warwick Colvin, Jr as yet another pseudonym, particularly in his Second Ether fiction.


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    1. Hate to say it, but this bored me.I know, I know, the Elric series is supposed to be one of those classics of modern fantasy, but I got about twenty pages in and all I could think was, "Jesus, this guy is emo." If he were living in the real world right now he'd be cutting himself and listening to Modest Mouse. He'd be wearing black eyeliner and getting beat up by the football team. He'd have a fantastically horrible MySpace page.You get the idea.I mean, I understand that the character was a majo [...]


    2. Elric might not have been so original idea when he was created but he is a fascinating character. I might have some problems with how Moorcock writes his dialouge in these stories but not how he writes Elric himself.


    3. Elric, the collected first stories of Michael Moorcock’s titular protagonist, is the powerful cycle of a dark hero confronting both unfathomable terrors and his own cruelty. Once you get familiarized with the deceptively simplistic writing, this challenge to Tolkein’s formula takes on mythic force and serves as a foundational text for contemporary fantasy.Elric is composed of stories about the titular hero, an albino with a semi-sentient soul-drinking sword named Stormbringer and a mastery o [...]


    4. Don't start sledging me.I wanted to like this book. Michael Moorcock is a legend in the SF&F community, and his influence is enormous. One does not simply get commendations from both J.G. Ballard and Tad Williams. Ballard's quote promised greatness, but that greatness was not evident to me. Elric is a throwback to those days when it was cool for heroes to be emo. He's a physically inaccurate albino who has the choice of either being hated and frail, a hated junkie who isn't frail, or a hated [...]


    5. Michael Moorcock is an excellent writer of heroic fantasy. His storytelling language is excellent to read, and to read aloud. Elric of Melnibone is both hero and anti-hero, not exactly what you'd expect as an aspect of The Eternal Champion. In a milieu where characters are aligned to either Law or Chaos, Elric the albino sorcerer frequently calls upon his patron deity, Arioch, a Duke of Chaos. Each story is a portrayal of his unholy symbiosis with the sentient demon sword Stormbringer. It either [...]


    6. The one word who sums up this book the most is "dated": the book starts with what is now a very stereotypical anti-hero going to absurd extents to do things out of spite, often failing in his plans and having to make up solutions as he goes, caring little for the well-being of his companions and focusing only on his own interests. As you reach further into the later works, the writing gets better and the asides that the main character sometimes has become actually something to look forward to. T [...]


    7. "Meaning, Elric? Do not seek that, for madness lies in such a course."Only in the last three pages does the book finally have something clever to say.A prime example of telling over showing and bad use of omniscient point of view. Who actually writes a sentence starting with "As you know"? Characters are one-dimensional if they are even there and the plots are irrelevant, and overall it' just pretty bad amateur writing. The only good thing about the book, and the only reason to read it, are the [...]


    8. This is the book that for me started my love affair with fantasy, particularly anti-hero or flawed hero fantasy. On a family trip to Florida, we had stopped for gas at a roadside station, and my father saw the book rack near the cash register. With a spin of the rack, he came to this book, grabbed it and thrust it into my 11 year old hands. I read the covers off this book during that trip, totally enthralled by the journey of Elric and his unlikely travel companions. While this book isn’t the [...]



    9. Michael Moorcock’s fiction is tied together in a multiverse where Law and Chaos are engaged in a constant struggle to overturn the Balance. My favorite Moorcock character is Dorian Hawkmoon who serves the Balance. Ultimately, he serves “Good” but to do so he must preserve the Balance and that means working both sides, Law and Order. Elric, on the other hand, was destined to be the last monarch of Melníbone when his restless nature demanded that he explore other options that serving the hi [...]


    10. Wonderfully ambiguous in its morality and emotion, lametably inconsistent in quality. These are the first written Elric stories, but they take place in the most dramatic moments of his life, including the end of his saga culminating in the fix-up novel, "Stormbringer".Moorcock has a wild imagination, a terrific penchant for metaphysical musings, and he is able to conjure fantastic, often nightmarish images. Therefore, he is at his best, one of the top writers of his genre; beneath the outlandish [...]


    11. I really wanted to like this, as I know Michael Moorcock is a bit of a legend himself, but there were a few things I couldn't get on with - the first was the portrayl of women; bland, pining, useless (even if quite cold at times), its the classic maiden or hag viewpoint. The second was the deluge of creatures, gods, etc - I realise the whole theme of chaos suggests just that, so perhaps it succeeded, but it did rather feel as if every time the author had a new idea for a new god or creature etc. [...]


    12. It's a very fun and easy to read book.Its actually a collection of stories about the character Elric.From the beginning, to his famous adventures till his last big story (the others are short stories, the last is like a novella).Moorcock is an intelligent writer and he guides the stories to its endings while at the same time weaving the greater saga of Elric and his people.Most of the short stories are very fast, with little time spent on description, moved only by action and the characters inte [...]


    13. Hmm, old-school heroic fantasy just isn't my cup of tea, I'm afraid. There's some powerful and some vivid imagery here, but overall the prose is (horribly) dated and the characterisation is paper-thin (especially for the few female characters *shudder*). The concept itself is still an interesting one (the last king of an ancient and cruel folk is a frail albino with a cursed, soul-drinking sword), but we get endless scenes of the emo antihero angsting shallowly and not much else, despite all the [...]


    14. Some folk might not like this book, but as one of the 'grand daddies' of fantasy you need to read this. Something that speaks not only from sword and maic based western mythology but also has the Greek and Hindu cycles of birth and rebirth, and not just men, demons and Gods doing battle, but also an idea of a Brahman or overbid, the hand that holds the Cosmic Balance. If you like you fantasy dark, with self doubt, real characters, betrayal, epic scale, despair, hope, love, loss and ambiguous pro [...]


    15. Elric is filled with the key characteristics of a fantasy book: powerful magical swords, a somewhat romantic/tragic male hero with a stunning outer appearance, epic adventures, revenge to be sought. It does have an interesting overall plot arch, yet if you expect a modern way of story telling, this is not for you. Elric is more written like the old legends, like an Odyssee of a tragic hero whose full plight is only slowly revealed to the reader and who we never get really close to. It reminds me [...]


    16. nwhytevejournal/1230921ml[return][return]This is the Fantasy Masterworks edition which brings together The Stealer of Souls and Stormbringer, which I think are the first two Elric books published though apparently several more were subsequently inserted into the internal continuity.[return][return]I found the stories a quick and undemanding read. Elric's tortured relationship with his soul-drinking sword and his own family heritage makes him an unusually compolex hero. Moorcock's prose is always [...]


    17. A very tedious book: the first five short stories set the scene and set the pace: it is glacial. The writing style is appalling, the sentences are not well constructed or thought-out. The plots start out as family clashes between Elric and his clan and end up as a battle between other-worldly beings. It escalates, but the characters in the book are so badly written that it is hard to care. Elric spends too much time belying his fate instead of getting on with the action. The only positive is tha [...]


    18. I would give one star to reflect the times I rolled my eyes reading the emo, weepy prose and encountering yet another "he [verbed] sardonically".Butbut I wanted to like this book so much! It's supposed to be a classic and I tried my hardest to love it.


    19. The book that spawned a thousand copycats. Moorcock's work was more revolutionary when he wrote it in the 60s than it appears now. The lead character is a brooding introspective aristocrat turned reluctant adventurer living in a cruel chaos dominated world. This was Moorcock's reply to Tolkein's little England landscape of the shire and Howard's uncouth, happy-go-lucky but honorable Conan the Barbarian.The problem with reading this book today is that its very hard to take it seriously when one h [...]


    20. A good collection of stories, shorter then later developing into a longer style. Moorcock seems to do more with one chapter than some fantasy novels do in the entire book, in so far that the story moves in leaps and bounds between settings, events and development. This rapid pace was quite refreshing in the aftermath of extended edition fantasy epics, and the characters were all interestingly damaged enough to create quite a unique feel to the stories.Glad to have upped my classic fantasy books [...]


    21. Oh god. So many very, very, very bad fantasy cliches everywhere. It was all steeds, breeks and plot holes. This kind of book makes you realise why fantasy was so villified during the 60's and 70's, but the really painful thing is that Moorcock was one of the more eminent writers during this period. I really was expecting to enjoy this more, especially as I seem to remember enjoying Gloriana rather a lot.


    22. What a joke. Poor structure. Lame and rather unoriginal story. Oh and every time I want to use my magic as "one of the most powerful magicians on the planet - I have to pray to my fickle god." Such an irritating read. Seriously weak. If you're an angsty teenager who just couldn't get into twilight, this is certainly ten steps up.


    23. The original anti-hero epicAn original story but no longer the best out there, this epic is grand in scale and very readable, but has been superseded recently by the likes of Joe Abercrombie with tales which the reader can relate to more, Elric is a excellent creation though and this book is still a fine addition to any fantasy fans collection


    24. Rating: 4 stars with a caveatI read this when I was a teen and really enjoyed the dark brooding character of Elric. That's where the 4 stars come from. I know enough about myself to NOT attempt it again as an adult (and the father of moody teens ;-) because it would spoil the memories. Not because of anything wrong with the book/series, just because of my reduced tolerance for angst.


    25. The evil, doom-shrouded hero. A nice break from all those upbeat fantasy books. Tragedy stalks Elric's life, and when you have a sword that sucks people's souls, sometimes your friends souls, you can see why.


    26. It's not what I remembered reading as a teen D&Der, but still interesting, especially the clash between law and chaos and the role of fate in the universe. Elric's fate is decidedly determined almost to the point of absurdity.


    27. A fantasy romance that allegorizes the story of the West: King Elric, a man who is albino, drugged, sick, he serves demons and rules a decadent community. He fights to choose his own fate but obviously fate has other plans. Plot: If an emperor poses moral dilemmas, then the world ends.



    28. This novel, like the rest of the saga draws you in to the point that you become part of the story. One of the best fantasy novel series that I have the pleasure of reading!


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