This is my third Elric book, and so far it’s my favorite. Moorcock is very hit and miss with me, and this one is definitely a hit. This isn’t really a novel so much as a collection of stories about Elric off on weird adventures.
It’s a bit odd to me that in three Elric books, he’s spent two books away from what I thought was his stomping grounds. In this one, he’s not even on the same world for a big chunk of it. It has that whole sequence where Elric hangs with three other incarnations of the Eternal Champion, which is super crazy.
Stormbringer feels like much more of a character in this one than it has been before, and we get more sense of Elric’s tragedy. I hope more of these books are like this.
I read this as part of the White Wolf collection Elric: Song of the Black Sword, which is where I also read Elric of Melnibone and The Fortress of the Pearl.
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