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Michael Moorcock
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The Dreaming City

(The Eternal Champion Sequence #5.4)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  91 ratings  ·  5 reviews
He was all in black: the massive breast-plate, the padded jerkin, the long greaves, the mail gauntlets. At his side was a five-foot broadsword that was said to have belonged to the human hero. Aubec. Resting on the deck was the great round war-board, his shield, bearing the sign of the swooping dragon. A black helm crowned him, with a dragon's head on the peak and dragon's ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 189 pages
Published 1972 by Lance Books Inc
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Dec 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
The very hard to find original novella that tells the early days of Elric of Melnibone. I am lucky to own it!
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Невеликий твір про пригоди імператора Елріка, який очолив напад на своє рідне місто, бажаючи помститись узурпатору Йіркуну. У приступі неконтрольованого гніву, під впливом свого зловісного меча Буревісника, Елрік убив свою кохану Сіморіл.
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
The first time I read this was about thirty years ago. I didn't even remember I had read it until the climactic final confrontation in the novel.
Didn't make much of an impression then; didn't make much of one this time either.
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Michael John Moorcock is an English writer primarily of science fiction and fantasy who has also published a number of literary novels.
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,

Other books in the series

The Eternal Champion Sequence (1 - 10 of 57 books)
  • The Blood Red Game
  • The Silver Warriors (Erekosë, #2)
  • Elric: To Rescue Tanelorn (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melniboné, #2)
  • The War Hound and the World's Pain (Von Bek, #1)
  • The City in the Autumn Stars: Being a Continuation of the Story of the Von Bek Family and Its Association with Lucifer, Prince of Darkness, and the Cure for the World's Pain
  • The Dragon in the Sword (Erekosë, #3)
  • The Pleasure Gardens of Felipe Sagittarius
  • The Jewel in the Skull (History of the Runestaff #1)
  • The Mad God's Amulet (The History of the Runestaff #2)
  • The Sword of the Dawn (History of the Runestaff #3)