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Elric of Melnibone

Elric of Melnibone
Title: Elric of Melnibone
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Serie:Elric Saga
Genre: space fantasy, heroic
Annotation:Elric of Melnibon is a requisite title in the hard fantasy canon, a book no fantasy fan should leave unread. Author Michael Moorcock, already a major player in science fiction, cemented his position in the fantasy pantheon with the Elric saga, of which Elric of Melnibon is the first installment. The book's namesake, the brooding albino emperor of the dying nation of Melnibon, is a sort of Superman for Goths, truly an archetype of the genre.

The youthful Elric is a cynical and melancholy king, heir to a nation whose 100,000-year rule of the world ended less than 500 years hence. More interested in brooding contemplation than holding the throne, Elric is a reluctant ruler, but he also realizes that no other worthy successor exists and the survival of his once-powerful, decadent nation depends on him alone. Elric's nefarious, brutish cousin Yyrkoon has no patience for his physically weak kinsman, and he plots constantly to seize Elric's throne, usually over his dead body. Elric of Melnibon followsYrkoon's scheming, reaching its climax in a battle between Elric and Yyrkoon with the demonic runeblades Stormbringer and Mournblade. In this battle, Elric gains control of the soul-stealing Stormbringer, an event that proves pivotal to the Elric saga.
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  1. Elric of Melnibon
  2. BOOK ONE
  3. 1 A Melancholy King: A Court Strives to Honour Him
  4. 2 An Upstart Prince: He Confronts His Cousin
  5. 3 Riding Through the Morning: A Moment of Tranquillity
  6. 4 Prisoners: Their Secrets Are Taken from Them
  7. 5 A Battle: The King Proves His War-Skill
  8. 6 Pursuit: A Deliberate Treachery
  9. BOOK TWO
  10. 1 The Caverns of the Sea King
  11. 2 A New Emperor and an Emperor Renewed
  12. 3 A Traditional Justice
  13. 4 To Call the Chaos Lord
  14. 5 The Ship Which Sails Over Land and Sea
  15. 6 What the Earth God Desired
  16. 7 King Grome
  17. 8 The City and the Mirror
  18. BOOK THREE
  19. 1 Through the Shade Gate
  20. 2 In the City of Ameeron
  21. 3 The Tunnel Under the Marsh
  22. 4 Two Black Swords
  23. 5 The Pale Kings Mercy
  24. EPILOGUE


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