elric melnibone

Or a man trapped in another realm for wanted to know everything; and is now stuck there until he forgets it all. As it turns out I’m just not seeing it. Considering the gargantuan length of your average fantasy epic these days it is amazing how much plot, characterization and action Moorcock managed to squeeze into less than pages. Those sorts of errors just make me think that the author was in hyperactive fanboy mode, writing as quickly as possible to showcase all his cool creatures and magic tricks, without bothering with earthly things like editing or doublechecking your story’s consistency. A supersized but colorless everlasting gobstopper of fantasy have-at-you. Introduction by Holly Black.

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This these actually as it applies to the Elric series is a book I’d recommend for anyone who likes I read this one years ago.

Elric of Melniboné

It was a nice surprise to learn that in the never ending, multi-dimensional cosmic dust up between the Lords of Order and the Lords of Chaos, Elric’s people, the Melniboneans, are aligned with the bad guys at Chaos and are viewed by the pesky, upstart humans as evil, a perception that has considerable merit. Elric, a sickly albino, requires potions and magic to sustain his health. Partakes of the aristocrat protagonist convention.

This short book serves as a sort of “intro” to the entire Elric saga and we get a look at eelric of the character Mr. View all 13 comments.


May 27, Mdlnibone rated it really liked it Shelves: Color illustrations hand-tipped into the book with translucent overlays. Aug 20, Swankivy rated it did not like it. Rousing dark swords and sorcery. The Elric Saga 1 – 10 of 14 books. Toss in visuals of ships grounded by petty infighting between high beings and an entire golden fleet and I think my comparison is apt and no doubt should I start digging I could find pages and pages proving that none melnihone my ideas are all that original.

Elric first appeared in print in a series of six novelettes published in Science Fantasy magazine:. It was a nice surprise to learn that in the never ending, multi-dimensional cosmic dust up between After reading and having my hair blown back by The Swords Trilogy The Knight of the SwordsThe Queen of the Swords and The King of the SwordsI decided to dive into the adventures of Moorcock’s most famous avatar of the Eternal ChampionElric of Melnibone. You know, the ‘demon’ bit? While Yyrkoon is dancing, acting like a proper nobleman, and plotting to kill Elric, Elric spends his time thinking about tradition, social justice, and his duty to his country.

My only complaint about this book and only this book, the rest of the series do not have this kind of silliness: Retrieved September 4, The narrator had the perfect voice for the tone and his pacing was superb.

The Elric Saga (Literature) – TV Tropes

As editor of the controversial British science fiction magazine New Worlds, from May until March and then again from toMoorcock fostered the development of the science fiction “New Wave” in the UK and indirectly in the United States. This new collection depicts some of Elric of Meln… More. During a sea battle, Elric is drowned but is brought back by Straacha, the Sea King.


Looks like the end for Elric BUT. Doctor Jest tossed something onto the fire. I read Leiber’s Fafhrd and Grey Mouser stories and they’re wonderful, so it’s not the sword and sorcery genre that isn’t doing it for me. Elric of Melnibone started the ball rolling in and has been showing fantasy writers how its done ever since. The epic begins by introducing the reader to the young emperor of ‘Imrryr the Beautiful, the Dreaming City, capital of the Dragon Isle of Melnibone.

Elric of Melniboné – Wikipedia

Such a comedian, that Yyrkoon. This first installment serves as a nice introduction to the contemplative albino sorcerer, who rules the ancient, powerful land of Melnibone. Moorcock’s doomed albino antihero is one of the better known in fantasy literature, having crossed over into a wide variety of media, such as role-playing gamescomics, music, and film.

Included is a dramatic introduction read by Michael Moorcock over 10 mins in length. To sum it all, I felt like I was reading some teenager’s fanfiction. Retrieved from ” https: This is the first book of a classic fantasy series with an iconic anti-hero.

slric People who want something different from their fantasy. He is not always able to deliver his world and characters through interactions, hints, tone, and actions.