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The Oak and the Ram (Corum #5)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  753 ratings  ·  11 reviews

The seasons have turned from spring to summer across the quiet earth - yet the Fhoi Myore were hiding in mist, awaiting their chance to unleash their icy realm of death. To defeat the Cold Gods, Corum of the Silver Hand must restore the High King's power with legendary treasures - the Golden Oak and the Silver Ram - lost talismans that wield miraculous forc
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 1974 by Berkley (first published 1973)
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Bill  Kerwin

This second volume of the trilogy continues the adventures of Prince Corum as he champions the cause of the Mabden against the powerful Fhoi Myore. It is not equal in intensity to the first and third books, but it is entertaining and leads the reader toward the powerful conclusion.
Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in July 2000.

The second novel in The Chronicles of Corum is even more sombre than the first. The Fhoi Mhore continue to overwhelm the world, though only six of them remain - the warmth of the world is killing them even as they destroy it. Yet mankind is unwilling to unite against them, using the excuse that the High King Amergrim has not ordered them to do so. He is unable to, having been captured by the Fhoi Mhore and enchanted to think himself a sheep (Moor
Mike (the Paladin)
Corum fighting to save those who once would have destroyed him trying to get what's needed to achieve this (the Oak and Ram). This is a much, much darker series than the first trilogy of Prince Corum. The books are still absorbing, still filled with action and still good story telling.

This is an interesting Trilogy something of a retelling of the Irish legend of the Silver Hand. It could be looked at as tying the Eternal Champion Cycle into the history we know and Mr. Moorcock's Million Spheres.
Dec 03, 2008 Mark rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Moorcock Fans, Fantasy buffs, Celtic Fantasy buffs
Shelves: finished
Book 5 of the Chronicle of Corum, from what I recall I liked it quite a bit. This second trilogy (coming after the Swords Trilogy - the first part of the Chronicles of Corum), deal with the return of Corum, displaced into a legendary realm replete with figures and customs from Celtic mythology and culture respectively. It is somewhat more tragically oriented than the original series (a series based in the tragedy of the extinction of Corum's race), as the incarnation of the Eternal Champion embo ...more
Shannon Appelcline
This second volume of the second Corum series loses some of the strong Celtic flavor of the predecessor, in large part due to the appearance of Jhary and Gaynor who bring the problems of the multiverse back to Corum's door. This offers some interesting connections, but results in a story that isn't as strongly thematic as what comes before. It also feels a bit repetitive, as Corum discovers more treasures, makes a slight gain with them, then they disappear.
Kate Sherrod
One of the creepiest, saddest and most disturbing books I've read in any genre. Wow!
Jan 21, 2014 Robert marked it as stalled
Haven't read a page of this in over a year. I must've read 30+ Moorcock fantasy novels in my life to date and once you know the formula it's pretty hard for works like this to shine.
Arax Miltiadous
επικός και ο κορουμ αλλά συγκριτικά με τον ελρικ ... φθίνουσα πορεία ..
however τα καλύτερα βιβλία φανταστικής λογοτεχνίας που έχω διαβάσει!
Corum. Pretty good.
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