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Stormbringer by Michael Moorcock
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May 07, 12

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Read from May 02 to 07, 2012

Probably the finest single volume of swords and sorcery fantasy ever written. Manages to capture epic scope in both time and space in a fraction of the length most bloated Tolkein-imitators attempt (and fail). One of the few fantasy books that captures the modern, cynical and sarcastic view of honour and duty.

Relentlessly exciting and imaginative, vividly written and endlessly entertaining. The final scene is at once glorious and damning.

There are only three truly timeless, original series in this genre of fantasy: Lord of the Rings, Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser, and Elric.
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