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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Let me tell you, I never thought I’d hate an inaminate object the way I hate the sword. InDAW Books republished Elric’s saga in six books that collected the tales according to their internal chronology. Apr 29, Michael Britt rated it did not like it.

I had known, roughly, what happened to Elric’s world at the end, because many articles on sword and sorcery mentioned it. However, blood will be shed along the way, both from the virtuous and the wicked. The Stealer of Souls puts it, after books stealrr Mother London and The Vengeance of Rome and Moorcock’s sols to literary landmark, it has become fashionable to assert that.

I think they mirror reality much more than perfect ones do. Moorcock, indeed, makes much use of the initials “JC”, and not entirely coincidentally steaaler are also the initials of Jesus Christ, the subject of his Nebula award-winning novella Behold the Man, which tells the story of Karl Glogauer, a time-traveller who takes on the role of Christ.


To view it, click here. Too bad I didn’t read these stories then.

The Revenge of elri Roseand Elric: I never forgave him for that hat. He is an albino not exactly up there in the strength department. Elric must seek and acquire powerful Chaos-made artifacts to help him combat Chaos.

Indeed, his first instinct when he learns that Elric is in the same city as him is to leave, and it is only the refusal of Yishana to flee that stops him. My other quibble is that the death of some fairly important characters is treated in a somewhat anticlimactic fashion. But as in almost every case, some must pay the price.

Oct 29, Marvin rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 15, Kate rated it really liked it Shelves: The writing is sometimes a bit clumsy unsurprising given that Moorcock was in his early twenties when these were writtenbut the stories are fast-moving and the Doomed Albino Prince still has a sinister mesmeric effect. Image here Archived 27 September at the Wayback Machine. In addition to his skill with herbs, Elric is an accomplished sorcerer and summoner.

Poor Elric, as the Eternal Champion he gets re-absorbed into the sword and is destined to be resurrected over and over to wield ekric. Volume 1 by Michael Moorcock. Meant to be placed in between the initial stories but before the conclusion of “Doomed Lord’s Passing”, these later stories would frequently be edited, retitled, and combined together with other material to form fix-ups as part of later republication campaigns. That’s why he called Arioch and retrieved that evil sword in the first place.


Elric: The Stealer of Souls (collection)

Open Preview See a Problem? Then, we meet Elric himself: Alcuni eventi importanti, come la morte di certi personaggi, sono resi elriic maniera banale e sbrigativa e la cosa mi ha fatto storcere la bocca. Retrieved from ” https: But Elric is under a doom that he cannot evade.

In some of Mr. I was totally blown away by this collection, featuring the early Elric stories by Moorcock and then topped off by the novel Stormbringer. Elric is by no means a good person, but he does have friends and a lover that he would not wish to betray, steale some of the fall to the sword, inadvertently.

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Soul a neophyte to the sword and sorcery genre and high fantasy overall, other than some brief forays as a young readerI may not be the best source of advice. I’m glad I read the story all the same.

And when he gets bored with terrorizing the Young Kingdoms, he comes back and destroys his homeland. As far as he’s concerned, Elric is a hero, period. First published in Science Fantasy 51 Februarythe periodical edited by John Carnellwho originally encouraged Moorcock to eleic his early Elric stories.

These days, computer games have better, subtler writing.