By Michael Moorcock
“The tales listed below are the uncooked center of Michael Moorcock. they're the spells that first drew me and the entire a variety of admirers of his paintings with whom i'm familiar into Moorcock’s luminous and appealing web.”
–from the Foreword through Alan Moore, author of V for Vendetta
When Michael Moorcock begun chronicling the adventures of the albino sorcerer Elric, final king of decadent Melniboné, and his sentient vampiric sword, Stormbringer, he got down to create a brand new form of myth experience, one who broke with culture and mirrored a extra updated sophistication of topic and magnificence. the outcome used to be a daring and targeted hero–weak in physique, refined in brain, depending on medications for the energy to maintain himself–with nice crimes at the back of him and a better future forward: a rock-and-roll antihero who could channel all of the violent excesses of the sixties into one enduring archetype.
Now, with an incredible movie in improvement, here's the 1st quantity of a stunning selection of tales containing the seminal appearances of Elric and lavishly illustrated through award-winning artist John Picacio–plus essays, letters, maps, and different fabric. Adventures contain “The Dreaming City,” “While the Gods Laugh,” “Kings in Darkness,” “Dead God’s Homecoming,” “Black Sword’s Brothers,” and “Sad Giant’s Shield.”
An essential addition to any myth assortment, Elric: The Stealer of Souls is an unrivaled creation to a super author and his such a lot famous–or infamous–creation.
“The most vital united kingdom writer of sword and sorcery, a sort he has either borrowed from and transformed.”
–The Encyclopedia of myth