Thursday, 15 November 2007

ELRIC OF MELNIBONÉ

Arrow SF paperback, 1973. Cover illustraton by Chris Yates.

"The tale of Elric, later called womanslayer; of his love for Cymoria and of the rivalry with his cousin Yyrkoon. A rivalry that was to bring the dreaming city crashing in flames, destroyed by the reavers of the young kingdoms. 
Elric, red-eyed, albino, the inheritor of waning powers, his strength precarious, sustained by arcane drugs. A hero seemingly unfit for his role. 
A story that treats of monstrous emotions and high ambitions, of sorceries and treacheries, agonies and fearful pleasures. A story that Elric was to remember only in his nightmares."
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