Elric: The Stealer of Souls

Elric The Stealer of Souls A re issue of the original Elric of Melnibone stories but with newly added material by Moorcock about Elric s creation

Elric The Stealer of Souls Chronicles of the Last Elric The Stealer of Souls Chronicles of the Last Emperor of Melnibon, Vol Michael Moorcock, John Picacio on FREE shipping on qualifying offers 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 Elric of Melnibon Elric of Melnibon is a fictional character created by Michael Moorcock and the protagonist of a series of sword and sorcery stories taking place on an alternative Earth The proper name and title of the character is Elric VIII, th Emperor of Melnibon.Later stories by Moorcock marked Elric as a facet of the Eternal Champion. Elric first appeared in print in Moorcock s novella The Stormbringer Elric Stormbringer Stormbringer Companion Description Supplement with additional rules scenarios Author s Various Stock Number CHA Published Page Count ISBN Includes Solo Adventures Stormbringer is a roleplaying game of action and adventure in the Young Kingdoms, the world created by noted author Michael Moorcock in his ELRIC novels. Elric Of Melnibone Book One of the Elric Saga Michael The Fantasy Masterworks series has made a fine editorial decision in its presentation of the Elric saga of Michael Moorcock Elric and the mythos of Melnibone have permeated the fantasy genre, and most fans know Elric through secondary sources such as the various comics, RPGs, etc. Michael Moorcock bibliography Novels and collections A bibliography of Moorcock s long form fiction and shorter fiction directly connected with notable characters Elric of Melnibon The original series consists of Elric von Melnibon Bei Elric von Melnibon handelt es sich um eine literarische Figur des Autors Michael Moorcock, die prgend fr das Bild des tragischen Helden in der phantastischen Literatur und im Rollenspiel wurde. Nominell ist der unter Albinismus leidende Elric Herrscher ber die Dracheninsel und deren Bewohner Als grblerischer Sonderling, der auch den Sinn seiner Untertanen fr Grausamkeiten Michael Moorcock Wikipdia uvres principales Cycle d Elric Le Cycle du guerrier de Mars La Lgende de Hawkmoon Les Aventures de Jerry Cornelius La Qute d Erekos Les Livres de Corum Le Nomade du temps Les Danseurs de la fin des temps Le Pacte de Von Bek modifier Michael John Moorcock , n le dcembre Mitcham , prs de Londres , est un crivain britannique , auteur de nombreux romans fantastiques Savoy News ABEL As promised last year, James Cawthorn The Man and His Art, forthcoming in a month or so from JaydeDesign, is the next best thing to a new Savoy title a book commemorating the life and work of superlative Savoy artist and great friend, James Cawthorn The book is written and co compiled by Jim s devoted sister, Maureen Cawthorn Bell, whose words are bracketed by an affectionate foreword from Fullmetal Alchemist Others Characters TV Tropes This is a short summary page for characters from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series and its anime adaptation Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood Note For the page about the characters from the first anime, see Characters.Fullmetal Alchemist Anime This page is for the supporting cast and other RevolutionSF Epic Pooh Feature Author s Note Epic Pooh was originally published as an essay by the BSFA, revised for its inclusion in the book Wizardry and Wild Romance, A Study of Epic Fantasy, and slightly revised again for this publication.It was written long before the publication and much deserved success of Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials trilogy which, in my view, merits all the optimism I have

  • Title: Elric: The Stealer of Souls
  • Author: Michael Moorcock
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 385
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • A re issue of the original Elric of Melnibone stories, but with newly added material by Moorcock about Elric s creation.

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    1. I took a journey into the world of darkness, and I am surprised at how much I enjoyed it. Being me, I tend to embark on new adventures in an atypical fashion. Such is my introduction to sword and sorcery fantasy. I read one Conan story prior to reading Elric: The Stealer of Souls (written by L. Sprague de Camp in an anthology). And I started reading The Savage Tales of Solomon Kane as my first official story written by Robert E. Howard, who is probably one of the founding fathers of this genre ( [...]

    2. So this book gets two stars - and still belongs onto my favourites & recommendations shelf. It is, objectively, not a good book. Moorcock is not always a good writer and these are among the first stories he has written - far away not only from the genius of "Behold the Man" (read it, really, read it!), but even from the fun of the later Elric stories (and the comics).Yet This is where things start. This is where the Chaos symbol is seen for the first time, this is where Eternal Champion tak [...]

    3. Elric: Stealer of Souls is a chronological collection of Elric stories starting with the first, "The Dreaming City". Elric is a sword & sorcery hero, or more precisely an anti-hero, unlike any other. He is an albino not exactly up there in the strength department. He is aided by his vampiric sword named Stormbringer that not only kills with gusto but eats the souls of his victims. It is Elric's torturous relationship with his parasitic and apparently sentient weapon, often to the point of se [...]

    4. Introduction:Elric of Melniboné – The name and the character standout in my memory in ways that so many others do not. I’m quite certain that I read the Elric stories before any of Michael Moorcock’s other “Eternal Champion” tales. Originally in used paperbacks that bore the “Lancer” imprint. Later on, I’m sure I re-read them in the DAW issues. Because the two series of books have different issue order/numbering I was always a bit confused about the “correct sequencing” of t [...]

    5. Elric Serisinin ilk kitabı olan Ruh Hırsızı bitti. Elric tam olarak okumak istediğim karakter yapısına sahip bir kişiydi bir anti-kahramandı. Gerektiğinde bazen gerekmese de elini kana bulamaktan çekinmeyecek, iyilik diye gereksiz maceralara atılmayacak, şartlar oluşunca ihanet etmekten bile geri durmayacak bir karaktere sahip Elric. Kitaptaki daha ilk hikayeyi okurken aradığım kişiyi bulduğumu anladım. Konusundan bahsetmek istemiyorum ilginizi çektiyse kitabın arka kapağ [...]

    6. Kitabı ilk başlarda okurken bir yanım olayların fazla olaysız olmasından dolayı kitabı bırak diyordu. Mesela bir yemeğe ne kadar tuz atarsanız atın sanki tadında bir değişiklik olmuyormuş gibi gelir ya bazen, işte bu kitapta da ne kadar macera, entrika, gizem olsa da yine de insanı sıkan ve akıp gitmeyen, akıcılığa gölge düşüren bir yönü vardı. Diğer yanım ise kitabı bırakmamı istemiyordu. Çünkü kitap durgunluğuna rağmen farklı bir büyüye sahipti. Semp [...]

    7. I was totally blown away by this collection, featuring the early Elric stories by Moorcock and then topped off by the novel Stormbringer. Previously I had been exposed to Elric in comics and graphic novels from Marvel and First Comics. Nothing could match how inventive the character or the world that Moorcock created in prose form. In the very first story, "The Dreaming City", Elric is practically the villain of the story, leading an attack on his own homeland to rescue his beloved. After that, [...]

    8. Kitap, Elric'in düzensiz, kısa bir kaç hikayesi ile başlıyor. Karakterin yaratılış kısmı ve yazar ile ilgili çok fazla ön bilgi var. Kitabın sonunda da karakter ve seri ile ilgili mektuplar, bazı çizimler ve ek bilgiler var. Bu yönü ile Elric'i ilk defa okuyacak olanlar için bir tanıtım kısmı da içeriyor diyebiliriz. Ancak okuduğum baskıda çok fazla yazım hatasının olması okurken beni ara ara rahatsız etti. Umarım sonraki baskılarda bu hatalar düzeltilir.Elric'i [...]

    9. It's been a long time since I read the original Elric series, and I'm pleased to find that they still hold up. The writing is sometimes a bit clumsy (unsurprising given that Moorcock was in his early twenties when these were written), but the stories are fast-moving and the Doomed Albino Prince still has a sinister mesmeric effect.Having said that, I'm a bit conflicted about this edition, at least as an introduction for someone who hasn't read Elric before. It's interesting to approach the stori [...]

    10. Kitap Karakterimiz Melnibone'un Son Kralı Olan Elric'in Parça Parça Oluşan Hikayelerini İçeriyor.Karakterimiz Elric Albino Ve "FırtınaYaratan" İsimli Kılıcına Ölümüne Kadar Bağlı Ve Ondan Ayrılamıyor.(view spoiler)[Okadar Bağlı Ki Bu Kılıç Arkadaşlarını,İlk Sevdiği Kadını Ve Karısını Öldürmüş -Hatta Kendi Canına Kıymış -Olsada Bu Kılıçtan Ne Kadar Uzak Durmak İstesede Bu Kılıçtan Bir Türlü Uzaklaşamıyor Kılıç Olmadan Bir Hiç Oluyor Güçs [...]

    11. 3,5Kitabın gerçekten uzun bir açıklama kısmı var ve sadece kitabın başında değil. Bu yüzden hikayeye girmekte geciktim ve bunu sevmedim. Bir de hikayeler kopuk kopuk ilerleyip ilerde bir bütün oluşturuyorlar. Bu da başta beni rahatsız etse de sonra alıştım. Ama keşke yazar bir bütün halinde yazsaydı da dedim. Ve Elric'e gelecek olursam Elric yazarın da sık sık üzerinde durduğu gibi uyuşturucu bağımlısı gibi kılıcına bağlı, o olmadan bir hiç. Fırtınayarata [...]

    12. Bazı arkadaşların öve öve bitiremedikleri bu seriyi rezil 6,45 sonrası ithaki yeniden basınca heyecanla almıştım. Büyük bir beklentiyle okumaya başladım ama birçok seriye ilham olduğu söylenen bu Elric karakterini hiç ama hiç sevmedim. Çok güçlü diyorlar elindeki kılıcı bile büyüsüz sallamaktan aciz bir karakter. Madem kılıç olmadan güçsüzsün o zaman kılıcı kullanmaya mızmızlanma. Yazıldığı tarihe bakmadım hangisi önce yazıldı kim kimden esinlendi [...]

    13. Phew, this took me forever to read. This was okay. It was a bunch of stories that were mostly the same. It grew pretty tiresome by the end. So this was meh to me, just not my thing. I do think my twelve year old self would have probably given this 5 stars and thrown it on the best reads pile. Too bad I didn't read these stories then. Anyway, not bad just got kind of old. I highly doubt I will read more of these.

    14. bence çok iyi bir kitaptı. Türkiye de kitaba hakkının verilmemesi beni şaşırttı. umarım okurları artar serinin diğer iki kitabını okumak için sabırsızlanıyorum çünkü kitap sonu final gibi bitti😂

    15. Elric: The Stealer of Souls is the story of Elric, the last of his noble line, and his travels. Elric has left his kingdom behind and is exploring the outlying lands with Stormbringer, his sentient sword. Being a dark fantasy, Elric's adventures are filled with horrendous creatures, evil beings and violent encounters. Moorcock does a fabulous job developing the characters and setting his scenes. The world he creates is well thought out and planned. There were occasional scenes that didn't quite [...]

    16. "Elric, Last Lord of Melnibone, was a pure albino who drew hispower from a secret and terrible source."It's impossible for me to re-read Moorcock without chuckling. These days, computer games have better, subtler writing. A free e-book would seem to offer a great chance of revisiting childhood haunts, but the writing is as subtle as a sledgehammer & the laugh bug gets in the way.

    17. EnjoyableFun collection of short stories about the forces between good and evil. Elric was an interesting hero not what I expected, but enjoyed it all the same.

    18. Ne kadar çok esere ilham kaynağı olabildiğini görebiliyorum fakat, kanımca kitabın basılmasındaki amaç herhalde M. Moorcock'u ön sözlerde ve ek açıklamalarda övmek olsa gerek.Yazarın kendisi de aşağılık kompleksini, kuyruk acısını ve egosunu, hikayelerinde ve açıklamada kendi ile Elric'i bütünleştirmesi ile oldukça iyi yansıtmış zira Elric'in ne kadar süper olduğunu güçlü, yatakta da rakipsiz olduğunu(ama kılıcı yokken güçsüz de bik bik bik) oku oku bi [...]

    19. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was not the first time I had read about Elric and his sword, Stormbringer but it was my first dive into their world. My introduction came from an anthology of Fantasy contained the short story, Elric At The End Of Time. The smallest taste of this character was enough to spark my interest in reading all of his stories and finding this book was a treasure.It is magnificent sword and sorcery that is as much a product of it's time(1960's) as Robert E. Howard's Cona [...]

    20. Moorcock aklında güzel bir evren ve anti'kahraman yaratmış, ama yazar bunu okuyucuya iletebilmekte pek başarılı değil. Belki kısa öyküler yerine roman şeklinde yazılsaymış daha özenli olabilirmiş ama şu haliyle bir Tolkien dehası beklememek gerekir. Lanetli kılıç Stormbringer Elric'in en büyük dostu aynı zamanda en büyük düşmanı. Hikayenin bazı kısımlarında okuyucuyu da düşüncelere daldırıyor -ben olsaydım- diye. Kitabın aralarına serpiştirilen çizimle [...]

    21. The book is so poorly written as to almost be impossible to read. While it attempts to describe an interesting world, you never care about the characters. I forced myself to at least read through half the book before giving up. It wasn't getting any better and felt more like a homework assignment to read it. Disappointed as it had been recommended, but alas I was unable to find interest in continuing to read the book.

    22. A tormented soul. Old school fantasy the way its supposed to be -its dark, its gory, its mean and that's how I like it. This book was exactly what I expected. I like to read multiple books at a time so the short stories were ideal for my reading style. However, I have not read any of the rest of the Elric books and can understand why many people are upset about the timeline contradicting itself.

    23. I think that this is the ultimate Elric collection. It includes the earliest Elric stories published, as well as the end to the first segment of the series. I recommend Moorcock as a fantasy author who is enjoyable, but also stays away from the simple tropes. This is a great collection, if you're a fantasy fan.

    24. Five stars for the stories in “Stealer of Souls”, three for the “Stormbringer” novella, because trying to retrofit Elric into the whole Eternal Champion scheme was just too absurd. It's like trying to fit a tentacly, Cthulhu-shaped peg into a square hole. Elric as the leader of the free world and harbinger of a universe of order? Give me a breakThe Elric books have a very special place in my heart--they're the only source of conspiracy theories in my life. Some people cherish conspiracy [...]

    25. I couldn't even finish this book. The writing is painfully awful. Michael Moorcock said "I think of myself as a bad writer with big ideas, but I'd rather be that than a big writer with bad ideas."Mission accomplished.

    26. Elric of Melnibone, written by Michael Moorcock, is arguably one of the most recognizable characters in 20th century fantasty literature. He's also a fascinating antihero. The Stealer Of Souls, the first volume of his adventures (in their modern Del Rey publication, anyway) collects the first two Elric cycles ever published. Ironically, these are the last adventures of Elric if you were to group them by internal chronology, but I think that they work as a good introduction to the character regar [...]

    27. Elric is one of those characters who has been in the outer periphery of my swords and sorcery knowledge for decades now. My favorite book cover illustrator, Michael Whelan, has painted several Elric covers since the '70s, and more than a few of my friends have told me how Elric is central to their love of the fantasy genre. But aside from Asimov's Foundation series I'm not generally a fan of pulp fiction, which is what the Elric stories are (or at least that's what the earlier ones started out a [...]

    28. One of the reasons I'm in a book club is to read stuff I wouldn't choose on my own. These selections were book club selections and not stuff I would have picked on my own. I am not a fantasy reader--it's not a judgment on my art about fantasy, it's just not to my taste. For that matter, I struggle with mythology. With both, i actually like reading about them than I do reading the actual works themself.So, I thought these were ok. There were aspects I thought were really interesting about them. I [...]

    29. A reviewer on amazon ("Good if you already like Elric", by G. Steyn, already up-voted as 'helpful/useful') sums up most of my concerns and reservations with this volume. Specifically that the reviews and other feedback, while interesting to existing fans and those curious about initial reaction and longer term impact, delay the reader from getting right into the story. Even though I enjoyed that material, the delay could be costly (in terms of alienating new readers or readers seeking to satisfy [...]

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