Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.00
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside SF- M
7 Local Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- Fantasy- Epic
9 Remote Warehouse Science Fiction and Fantasy- Fantasy- Epic

Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone #01)

by

Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone #01) Cover

ISBN13: 9780345498625
ISBN10: 0345498623
All Product Details

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When Michael Moorcock began chronicling the adventures of the albino sorcerer Elric, last king of decadent Melniboné, and his sentient vampiric sword, Stormbringer, he set out to create a new kind of fantasy adventure, one that broke with tradition and reflected a more up-to-date sophistication of theme and style. The result was a bold and unique hero — weak in body, subtle in mind, dependent on drugs for the vitality to sustain himself — with great crimes behind him and a greater destiny ahead: a rock-and-roll antihero who would channel all the violent excesses of the sixties into one enduring archetype.

Now, with a major film in development, here is the first volume of a dazzling collection of stories containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Picacio — plus essays, letters, maps, and other material. Adventures include "The Dreaming City," "While the Gods Laugh," "Kings in Darkness," "Dead God's Homecoming," "Black Sword's Brothers," and "Sad Giant's Shield."

An indispensable addition to any fantasy collection, Elric: The Stealer of Souls is an unmatched introduction to a brilliant writer and his most famous — or infamous — creation.

Review:

"The stories here are the raw heart of Michael Moorcock. They are the spells that first drew me and all the numerous admirers of his work with whom I am acquainted into Moorcock's luminous and captivating web." from the Foreword by Alan Moore, creator of V for Vendetta

Review:

"The most significant UK author of sword and sorcery, a form he has both borrowed from and transformed." The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

Synopsis:

Over the years since he first appeared, Elric of Melniboné has spawned role-playing games, comic books, and numerous imitators. Now this first of six illustrated omnibus volumes brings back the classic fantasy tales of Elric, out of print for more than a decade. Illustrations.

Synopsis:

“The stories here are the raw heart of Michael Moorcock. They are the spells that first drew me and all the numerous admirers of his work with whom I am acquainted into Moorcocks luminous and captivating web.”

–from the Foreword by Alan Moore, creator of V for Vendetta

When Michael Moorcock began chronicling the adventures of the albino sorcerer Elric, last king of decadent Melniboné, and his sentient vampiric sword, Stormbringer, he set out to create a new kind of fantasy adventure, one that broke with tradition and reflected a more up-to-date sophistication of theme and style. The result was a bold and unique hero–weak in body, subtle in mind, dependent on drugs for the vitality to sustain himself–with great crimes behind him and a greater destiny ahead: a rock-and-roll antihero who would channel all the violent excesses of the sixties into one enduring archetype.

Now, with a major film in development, here is the first volume of a dazzling collection of stories containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Picacio–plus essays, letters, maps, and other material. Adventures include “The Dreaming City,” “While the Gods Laugh,” “Kings in Darkness,” “Dead Gods Homecoming,” “Black Swords Brothers,” and “Sad Giants Shield.”

An indispensable addition to any fantasy collection, Elric: The Stealer of Souls is an unmatched introduction to a brilliant writer and his most famous–or infamous–creation.

“The most significant UK author of sword and sorcery, a form he has both borrowed from and transformed.”

–The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

M_Emrys, May 30, 2009 (view all comments by M_Emrys)
Elric, the brooding, self-loathing albino anti-hero who must rely on drugs and a vampiric sword for strength, has earned his status as the most well-loved of Moorcock's characters. Stealer of Souls is the first - and thus far, best - installment in an authoritative series of Elric reprints and related material. The seminal Elric stories, reprinted in the first half of this book, are enjoyable if disjointed, and a must have for any fan of Moorcock; however, Stormbringer, reprinted in the second half, is the most essential part of the Elric saga. Stormbringer is an epic sword-and-sorcery classic.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345498625
Author:
Moorcock, Michael
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Illustrator:
Picacio, John
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Swordsmen
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20080231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.26x5.58x1.12 in. .84 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Conan the Phenomenon: The Legacy of... Used Hardcover $22.00
  2. Prince of Stories: The Many Worlds... Used Trade Paper $8.95
  3. The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian...
    Used Trade Paper $10.00
  4. Footprints of Thunder Used Mass Market $3.95
  5. The Still Used Mass Market $2.95
  6. The Woman in White Used Trade Paper $1.50

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Genre
Featured Titles » Staff Picks
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Science Fiction and Fantasy » Fantasy » Epic

Elric: The Stealer of Souls (Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibone #01) New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.00 In Stock
Product details 496 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345498625 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The stories here are the raw heart of Michael Moorcock. They are the spells that first drew me and all the numerous admirers of his work with whom I am acquainted into Moorcock's luminous and captivating web."
"Review" by , "The most significant UK author of sword and sorcery, a form he has both borrowed from and transformed."
"Synopsis" by , Over the years since he first appeared, Elric of Melniboné has spawned role-playing games, comic books, and numerous imitators. Now this first of six illustrated omnibus volumes brings back the classic fantasy tales of Elric, out of print for more than a decade. Illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , “The stories here are the raw heart of Michael Moorcock. They are the spells that first drew me and all the numerous admirers of his work with whom I am acquainted into Moorcocks luminous and captivating web.”

–from the Foreword by Alan Moore, creator of V for Vendetta

When Michael Moorcock began chronicling the adventures of the albino sorcerer Elric, last king of decadent Melniboné, and his sentient vampiric sword, Stormbringer, he set out to create a new kind of fantasy adventure, one that broke with tradition and reflected a more up-to-date sophistication of theme and style. The result was a bold and unique hero–weak in body, subtle in mind, dependent on drugs for the vitality to sustain himself–with great crimes behind him and a greater destiny ahead: a rock-and-roll antihero who would channel all the violent excesses of the sixties into one enduring archetype.

Now, with a major film in development, here is the first volume of a dazzling collection of stories containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated by award-winning artist John Picacio–plus essays, letters, maps, and other material. Adventures include “The Dreaming City,” “While the Gods Laugh,” “Kings in Darkness,” “Dead Gods Homecoming,” “Black Swords Brothers,” and “Sad Giants Shield.”

An indispensable addition to any fantasy collection, Elric: The Stealer of Souls is an unmatched introduction to a brilliant writer and his most famous–or infamous–creation.

“The most significant UK author of sword and sorcery, a form he has both borrowed from and transformed.”

–The Encyclopedia of Fantasy

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.