By Michael Moorcock
“The tales listed here are the uncooked middle of Michael Moorcock. they're the spells that first drew me and the entire various admirers of his paintings with whom i'm familiar into Moorcock’s luminous and desirable web.”
–from the Foreword via 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 fable experience, one who broke with culture and mirrored a extra up to date sophistication of subject matter and elegance. the end result used to be a daring and designated 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 may channel the entire violent excesses of the sixties into one enduring archetype.
Now, with an incredible movie in improvement, this is the 1st quantity of a stunning selection of tales containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated via award-winning artist John Picacio–plus essays, letters, maps, and different fabric. Adventures comprise “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 unrivaled creation to an excellent author and his so much famous–or infamous–creation.
“The most vital united kingdom writer of sword and sorcery, a sort he has either borrowed from and transformed.”
–The Encyclopedia of fable