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The Champion of Garathorm (The Chronicles of Castle Brass #2)

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The Champion of Garathorm is the second novel in the The Chronicles of Castle Brass series by Michael Moorcock and featuring Duke Dorian Hawkmoon and Ilian of Garathorm. It is a sequel to both Count Brass and to the Erekosë novel Phoenix in Obsidian, and is followed by The Quest for Tanelorn.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published April 15th 1986 by Berkley (first published 1973)
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Greg
The champion of Garathorm follows on immediately from Count Brass (reviewed by me here) in a way that suggests that the Chronicles of Castle Brass were initally envisaged as a single volume rather than as a trilogy. However, a trilogy made it possible to interconnect it with the Erekosë/The Eternal Champion series. At the time my copy of The champion of Garathorm was printed (in 1981), the list of books 'By the same author' (which is opposite the title page) indicates that this book formed not o...more
Simon Mcleish
Originally published on my blog here in August 1999.

Though this trilogy is entitled The Chronicles of Castle Brass, the castle itself features very little. Moorcock's interest is in the adventures of Dorian Hawkmoon, which take place on journeys far from the marshes of the Kamarg. His purposes in writing this second series featuring Hawkmoon seems to be to link him more explicitly into his idea of the Eternal Champion. The first stirrings of this idea can be seen in the Runestaff series, but it...more
Robert Beveridge
Michael Moorcock, The Champion of Garathorm (Berkley, 1973)

Moorcock continues the Chronicles of Castle Brass with this odd little novel, perhaps one of the riskiest novels of Moorcock's career. Dorian Hawkmoon, united with his old friends, has paid a deep price-the loss of his wife and children. Or did he ever have them in the first place? Many at Castle Brass say he's been mad for the past five years, inventing the marriage and children after the death of his betrothed at the Battle of Londra (...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Following Hawkmoon as he struggles with the world(s) where he lost his love his familly, or did he? This is one of the most "different" of the Eternal Champion books. The change in incarnations from book to book does a slight change in this one as you get the change from world to world during the book. Moorcock does this at least one other time in The Eternal Champion when the hero changes personas at the book's opening.
Ron
The Champion of Garathorm is the second novel in the The Chronicles of Castle Brass series by Michael Moorcock and featuring Duke Dorian Hawkmoon and Ilian of Garathorm. It is a sequel to both Count Brass and to the Erekosë novel Phoenix in Obsidian,[1] and is followed by The Quest for Tanelorn.
Carolyn
A very interesting early book in the Eternal Champion series, and one of the very few that features a female Champion, albeit one who lost her soul to an enchanted jewel and had it replaced by that of Dorian Hawkmoon, the hero of Chronicles of Castle Brass and another incarnation of the Champion.
Maxwell Heath
I really enjoyed this book, as it explored the concept of the Eternal Champion and the multiverse a lot more than the previous books in the series. Of course, not everything makes sense quite yet, and there is still some tragedies that will hopefully be reversed in the last book.
Shannon Appelcline
A largely average story. It accrues some enjoyment from the fact that it involves Hawkmoon in the Conjunction of a Million Spheres, and introduces another aspect of the Champion, but beyond that it's pretty typical fare.
Keith Davis
Moorcock continues to explore the larger panorama of the Eternal Champion mythos by visiting a female aspect of the champion and having a little gender-bending adventure.
Charles
I like the Count Brass series about the best of Moorcock's work.
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