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Elric: Swords and Roses by Michael Moorcock

Elric: Swords and Roses (2010)

by Michael Moorcock

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The final Elric collection in this series contains a new story, a novel, a screenplay, an article, a couple of intros and a reader's guide to Elric at the end. Which is an odd place to put it - they want you to get all of these books first before you find out where you can get the stuff elsewhere?

A lot easier to get this book of course than the magazine that Black Petals was in.

Swords and Roses : THE REVENGE OF THE ROSE - Michael Moorcock
Swords and Roses : STORMBRINGER: FIRST DRAFT SCREENPLAY - Michael Moorcock
Swords and Roses : BLACK PETALS - Michael Moorcock
Swords and Roses : ASPECTS OF FANTASY PART 4 - article first published in Science Fantasy
Swords and Roses : ELRIC: A NEW READER'S GUIDE - John Davey

This is another Elric book that was published around 1990, quite a time after the the others, and after The Fortress of the Pearl.

Elri must locate the soul of his father, to enable him to stop his doomed wandering. At least, according to a dragon, anyway. With him will be the female warrior Rose. As is often the case, agents of Chaos, and the Duke Arioch will stand in their way.

The true motivations of the Rose will decide Elric's actions.

3.5 out of 5

An idea for a movie adaptation.

3.5 out of 5

Elric is weak, out of drugs and looking for a fabled black plant cure to his condition.

Only problem as it turns out that a giant man-eating plant is what he is looking for - and it also finds Melniboneans tasty, as Elric ventures there with some of his kind.

3.5 out of 5

Oddly on SF and fantasy and its history.

3 out of 5

Talks about his own creation being American influenced - so that this is an American homage.

3 out of 5

About the influences, history in France and no more novels.

3 out of 5

Tries to sort out the complicated history for people.

4 out of 5

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Michael Moorcockprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davey, JohnContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Picacio, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stevenson, DavidCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Williams, TadForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Foreword by Tad Williams

Feared by enemies and friends alike, Elric of Melniboné walks a lonely path among the worlds of the Multiverse. The destroyer of his cruel and ancient race, as well as its final ruler, Elric is the bearer of a destiny as dark and cursed as the vampiric sword he carries—the sentient black blade known as Stormbringer.

Del Rey is proud to present the sixth and concluding installment of its definitive omnibus editions featuring fantasy Grand Master Michael Moorcock’s most famous—or infamous—creation. Here is the full text of the novel The Revenge of the Rose, a screenplay for the novel Stormbringer, the novella Black Petals, the conclusion to Moorcock’s influential “Aspects of Fantasy” essay series and other nonfiction, and an indispensable reader’s guide by John Davey.

Sumptuously illustrated by John Picacio, with a Foreword by Tad Williams, Elric: Swords and Roses is a fitting tribute to the most unique fantasy hero of all time.

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