The Mad God's Amulet (The History of the Runestaff #2)
In Michael Moorcock’s vast and imaginative multiverse, Law and Chaos wage war in a never-ending struggling over the fundamental rules of existence. Here in this universe, Dorian Hawkmoon traverses a world of antique cities, scientific sorcery, and crystalline machines as he pulled unwillingly into a war that pits him against the ruthless and dominating armies of Granbreta...more
The second of the four Runestaff books begins with the hero, Dorian Hawkmoon, in Persia where he has travelled to rid himself of the Black Jewel which betrays his every move to the Dark Empire of Granbretan. He now has to fight his way back to the Kamarg, through a Europe which has fallen to the ever-expanding Empire, hoping that his family are still holding out.
The dangerous return journey is the subject of this book. The Empire is not the only e...more
"Oh, I hav...more
Aquí se introducen elementos interesantes, como el culto al "Dios Loco". Sin embargo, Hawkmoon queda como un perfecto egoísta a quien le importa un pepino los inocentes, ya que, en una escena clave, los manda a enfrentarse con un ejército mucho más numeroso sólo para poder salvar su asqueroso pellejo.
Se introduce un personaje interesante: Huillan D'Averc, un caballero hipocondríaco redimido (antes pertene...more
I love these books, and I have read them over, and over....over the years.
Through an odd set...more
The adventures of Dorian Hawmoon, last duke of Koln, continue in The Mad God's Amulet, the second novel in the Chronicle of the Runestaff. Hawkmoon, with the immediate dangers of the first novel neutralized, wants nothing more than to return to the Kamarg and his friends. Of course, this is fantasy literature, where nothing is simple. He gets sidetracked a couple of times, we spend some more time in the company of the mysterious Warrior in Jet an...more
Regardless, I really enjoyed this...more
Mi edicion parece ser de otro editor, Mayflower, pero no aparece listada, y esta parece la mas sililar, en portada y epoca.
I liked this the best of the Runestaff books, primarily because of the introduction of his sometime ally, sometime betrayer Huilliam D'Avrec.
Moorcock has mentioned The Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Apple Cart by George Bernard Shaw and The Constable of St. Nicholas by Edward Lester Arnold as the first three books which captured his imagination. He became editor of Tarzan Adventures in 1956,...more