And to them I won’t need to explain why a long-overdue reissue, titled Elric: The Stealer of Souls. Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné. Publishing History (US). Trade Paperback, Del Rey, pp., ISBN: , 19 Feb , Cover by John Picacio. etsos_delrjpg. The Stealer of Souls, a short story by Michael Moorcock, featuring Elric, the albino prince of Melniboné and his companion, Moonglum of.
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This contains the earliest tales of Elric. The version of Stormbringer featured in this collection restored all the original material missing since the DAW edition — which had formed the basis for all later editions — steale well as Moorcock’s preferred versions of all the revised material in an attempt to produce a definitive text.
Marlane Quade Cook Podcast read by: As I later learned, the character was created and then, almost immediately destroyed along with his world. Apr 29, Michael Britt rated it did not like it. Sorry, I don’t believe you.
It includes the earliest Elric stories published, as well as the end to the first segment of the series. Bibliography of Michael Moorcock.
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But Elric now knows that Fate has laid out a heavy destiny for him and he will have few chances for peace and happiness in the time to come. Returning to the city to meet Yishana at the Tavern of the Purple DoveElric is bemused by the merchants sudden generosity but – after taking his pick of Pilarmo’s spoils – instructs them to deliver the gold to the army. This book was exactly what I expected.
Being a dark fantasy, Elric’s adventures are filled with horrendous creatures, evil beings and violent encounters. Although pledged to Chaos, he must use every resource to combat the spreading evil.
K’aarna has managed to get rid of Yishana’s subsequent lovers, but his passion for her means she is the dominant partner in their relationship.
Nader Elhefnawy has taught literature at several colleges, including the University of Miami and Florida International University. Only the easterner, Moonglum, who keeps his distance when Stormbringer is unsheathed, seems immune.
After that, I was totally blown away by this collection, featuring the early Elirc stories by Moorcock and then topped off by the novel Stormbringer. Personally, I found atealer to be a book that you read in spurts. Volume 1 by Michael Moorcock. Despite being the first time we are introduced to the sorcerer from Pan Steealer a locale previously only mentioned in passing at the conclusion of The Dreaming City he is clearly established as an arch-enemy of Elric.
In fact it was a friend who found it under lock and key and got a copy of it to Savoy who are, at last, about to reprint it! They are the first things that I have read by Moorcock and they are amongst his earliest writing. Navigation Main page Recent changes Random page Help.
And he has to fight for his life and that siuls his friends. These reviews are intended for both the latest re-read the Del Rey series and for the older versions. I would have done the same if I was not already familiar with some of the later Elric novels.
That is a minor part of the stories in this book. The Elric stories were published in five volumes in and It seems that summoning the Princes of Chaos was a lost art, until, that is, clever Elric figured it out and proceeded to summon Arioch to the material plane every time he stubbed a toe. For the rest of the character, his ambiguities in particular, I based him on myself at the age I was when I created Elric, which was 20″.
Really, his more dangerous and much more harrowing dependence is on the vampiric sword Stormbringer. Views Read Edit View history. I love flawed characters in fiction. The Revenge of the Roseand Elric: But for me the best of all possible Elric experiences remains the original six-book paperback series, either the yellow-spined DAW editions with the Michael Whelan covers or the silver-spined Berkeley editions with the Robert Gould covers.
The Stealer of Souls (story)
It wasn’t boring, although it might be hard to keep up with the odd names and the storylines at times. If only these two books were written, it would still be a powerful and evocative series. The Stealer of Souls is the story steaoer Elric, the last of his noble line, and his travels.
Wandering the wider world, however, he is sstealer not free of his past. Monsieur Zenith the Albinoand Savoy People: Jul 05, Laura rated it liked it Shelves: It’s obviously something else, something he’s trying to keep secret In the very first story, “The Dreaming City”, Elric is practically the villain of the story, leading an attack on his own homeland to rescue his beloved.