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Michael John Moorcock (born 18 December 1939) is an English writer, primarily of science fiction and fantasy, who has also published literary novels. He is also a successful musician. He is best known for his novels about the character Elric of Melniboné, a seminal influence on the field of fantasy since the 1960s and '70s.As editor of the British science fiction magazine New Worlds, from May 1964 until March 1971 and then again from 1976 to 1996, Moorcock fostered the development of the science fiction "New Wave" in the UK and indirectly in the United States, leading to the advent of cyberpunk. His publication of Bug Jack Barron (1969) by Norman Spinrad as a serial novel was notorious; in Parliament some British MPs condemned the Arts Council for funding the magazine. He is also a recording musician, contributing to the bands Hawkwind, Blue Öyster Cult, Spirits Burning, and his own project (Michael Moorcock & The Deep Fix). In 2008, The Times named Moorcock in its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Biography Michael Moorcock was born in London in December 1939, and the landscape of London, particularly the area of Notting Hill Gate and Ladbroke Grove, is an important influence in some of his fiction (such as the Cornelius novels).Moorcock has mentioned The Mastermind of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Apple Cart by George Bernard Shaw and The Constable of St. Nicholas by Edwin Lester Arnold as the first three non-juvenile books that he read before beginning primary school. The first book he bought was a secondhand copy of The Pilgrim's Progress.Moorcock is the former husband of the writer Hilary Bailey by whom he had three children: Sophie b.1963, Katherine b.1964, and Max b. 1972. He is also the former husband of Jill Riches, who later married Robert Calvert. She illustrated some of Moorcock's books, including covers, including the Gloriana dustjacket. In 1983, Linda Steele became Moorcock's third wife.He was an early member of the Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA), a loose-knit group of eight heroic fantasy authors founded in the 1960s and led by Lin Carter, self-selected by fantasy credentials alone.Moorcock is the subject of four book-length works, a monograph and an interview, by Colin Greenland. In 1983, Greenland published The Entropy Exhibition: Michael Moorcock and the British 'New Wave' in Science Fiction. He followed this with Michael Moorcock: Death is No Obstacle, a book-length interview about technique, in 1992. Michael Moorcock: Law of Chaos by Jeff Gardiner and Michael Moorcock: Fiction, Fantasy and the World's Pain by Mark Scroggins were published more recently. In the 1990s, Moorcock moved to Texas in the United States. His wife Linda is American. He spends half of the year in Texas, the other half in Paris. Political views Moorcock's works are noted for their political nature and content. In one interview, he states, "I am an anarchist and a pragmatist. My moral/philosophical position is that of an anarchist." In describing how his writing relates to his political philosophy, Moorcock says, "My books frequently deal with aristocratic heroes, gods and so forth. All of them end on a note which often states quite directly that one should serve neither gods nor masters but become one's own master."Besides using fiction to explore his politics, Moorcock also engages in political activism. In order to "marginalize stuff that works to objectify women and suggests women enjoy being beaten", he has encouraged W H Smiths to move John Norman's Gor series novels to the top shelf. Writer Fiction Moorcock began writing while he was still at school, contributing to a magazine he entitled Outlaw's Own from 1950 on.In 1957 at the age of 17, Moorcock became editor of Tarzan Adventures (a national juvenile weekly featuring text and Tarzan comic strip), where he published at least a dozen of his own "Sojan the Swordsman" stories during that year and the next. At age 18 (in 1958), he wrote the allegorical fantasy novel The Golden Barge. This remained unpublished until 1980, when it was issued by Savoy Books with an introduction by M. John Harrison. At 19 years of age Moorcock also edited Sexton Blake Library (serial pulp fiction featuring Sexton Blake, the poor man's Sherlock Holmes) and returned to late Victorian London for some of his books. Writing ever since, he has produced a huge volume of work. His first story in New Worlds was "Going Home" (1958; with Barrington J. Bayley). "The Sundered Worlds", a 57-page novella published in the November 1962 number of Science Fiction Adventures, edited by John Carnell, became, with its sequel "The Blood Red Game" from the same magazine, the basis for his 190-page paperback debut novel three years later, The Sundered Worlds (Compact Books, 1965; in the U.S., Paperback Library, 1966).Moorcock replaced Carnell as New Worlds editor from the May–June 1964 number. Under his leadership the magazine became central to "New Wave" science fiction. This movement promoted literary style and an existential view of technological change, in contrast to "hard science fiction", which extrapolated on technological change itself. Some "New Wave" stories were not recognisable as traditional science fiction, and New Worlds remained controversial for as long as Moorcock edited it. During that time, he occasionally wrote as "James Colvin", a "house pseudonym" that was also used by other New Worlds critics. A spoof obituary of Colvin appeared in New Worlds #197 (January 1970), written by Charles Platt as "William Barclay". Moorcock makes much use of the initials "JC"; these are also the initials of Jesus Christ, the subject of his 1967 Nebula Award-winning novella Behold the Man, which tells the story of Karl Glogauer, a time-traveller who takes on the role of Christ. They are also the initials of various "Eternal Champion" Moorcock characters such as Jerry Cornelius, Jerry Cornell and Jherek Carnelian. In more recent years, Moorcock has taken to using "Warwick Colvin, Jr." as a pseudonym, particularly in his "Second Ether" fiction. Moorcock talks about much of his writing in Death Is No Obstacle by Colin Greenland, which is a book-length transcription of interviews with Moorcock about the structures in his writing. Moorcock has also published pastiches of writers for whom he felt affection as a boy, including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Leigh Brackett, and Robert E. Howard. All his fantasy adventures have elements of satire and parody, while respecting what he considers the essentials of the form. Although his heroic fantasies have been his most consistently reprinted books in the United States, he achieved prominence in the UK as a literary author, with the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1977 for The Condition of Muzak, and with Mother London later shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize.Novels and series such as the Cornelius Quartet, Mother London, King of the City, the Pyat Quartet and the short story collec.... Discover the Michael Moorcock popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Michael Moorcock books.

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A dazzling and brilliant fantasy from one of the true giants of the genre. The first book in the legendary Corum series by Michael Moorcock!Corum is the l...

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The Warlord of the Air

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Set in an unstable world where the British Empire rules over all, this genre-defying novel blends steampunk, alternative history, and time travel science fiction   It...

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Les hordes noires du Ténébreux Empire de Granbretanne ont balayé l'Europe. Seul le peuple de Kamarg a pu se réfugier dans une autre dimension grâce au pouvoir de l'antique machine du Pe...

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Hawkmoon rencontre le Congrès des Sages, les émissaires de la Loi en guerre contre le Chaos. Il doit trouver Tanelorn pour libérer ses enfants. Il lui faudra embarquer sur une bien étran...

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Elric. La saga

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Questa è una storia di emozioni mostruose e di ambizioni sfrenate.È una storia di sortilegi, di tradimenti e d'ideali onorevoli, di sofferenze e piaceri spaventosi, di amore am...

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Corum - The Queen of Swords

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Prince Corum has defeated the Chaos Lord Arioch. But any peace for him and his faithful Rhalina is brief. His actions have evoked the murderous anger of Arioch’s sister, the dreaded Xiomba...

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The Gormenghast Trilogy

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Titus is expected to rule this extraordinary kingdom and his eccentric and wayward subjects. But with the arrival of an ambitious kitchen boy, Steerpike, the established order is thrown into...

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The Condition of Muzak

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Civilization as we know it has been annihilated. The decay and chaos of the multiverse have left Europe in a surreal, yet ever-fashionable, mess. Jerry Cornelius finds himself in an increasi...

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The Eternal Champion

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From one of Britain’s foremost fantasy writers comes this Tolkienesque series opener about destiny, war, betrayal—and the return of a long-dead hero John Daker dr...

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Der Sammelband SCIENCE-FICTION-SOMMER 2018 beinhaltet auf über 1000 Seiten vier Romane und acht Erzählungen internationaler Spitzen-Autoren wie Douglas R. Mason, James E. Gunn, A. E. Van V...

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The Final Programme

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Jerry Cornelius is a scientist, a rock star, and an assassin. He is the hippest adventurer of them all: tripping through a pop art nightmare in which kidnappings, murder, sex and drugs are a...

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The Best of Michael Moorcock

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Moorcock crosses genres, bends boundaries, and breaks rules as only a master storyteller can.” —Library Journal “He is the master storyteller of our time.” —Angela Carter Mi...

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Peón del caos: Relatos del campeón eterno

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Peón del Caos es una antología de relatos que te transporta al mundialmente reconocido Multiverso de Michael Moorcock y Elric. Un “universo de universos” alternativos en espacio y tiem...

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London Peculiar and Other Nonfiction

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Voted by the London Times as one of the best writers since 1945, Michael Moorcock was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and won the Guardian Fiction Prize. He has won almost all the major ...

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Corum - The Oak and the Ram

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Spring has turned to summer, the hottest and most abundant summer ever remembered in the Mabden lands. But in the mists lurks an insidious coldness—the icy presence of the Fhoi Myore. Desp...

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13 SHADOWS, Band 5: DREIZEHN SCHATTEN

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Angst und Entsetzen sind allgegenwärtig. Überall und zu jeder Stunde greifen sie in mannigfaltiger Gestalt und mit eiskalten Klauen nach ihren Opfern......wie in der Geschichte...

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La Terre refleurit depuis la chute du Ténébreux Empire. Dans leur château reconstruit, Hawkmoon et Yisselda règnent en paix. Ils ont deux beaux enfants. Mais la sérénité n'est pas de ...

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Corum - The King of Swords

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The old races have perished. Across the fifteen planes of reality, the ceaseless struggle between Law and Chaos continues. Corum, the Prince in the Scarlet Robe, has destroyed two of the com...

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Old Mars

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Fifteen all-new stories by science fiction’s top talents, collected by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and multiple-award winning editor Gardner Dozois   Bur...

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Il corridoio nero (Urania)

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Tra la fine del XX e l'inizio del XXI secolo sembrò a Ryan (e non solo a lui) che il mondo fosse avviato a una catastrofe indecorosa. La terra scoppiava, rigurgitando disastri come in un ro...

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Elric - Tome 01

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Une figure mythique de la fantasy adaptée en bande dessinée !Empereur de l’antique île aux Dragons de Melniboné, Elric, albinos et malade, règne sur un ...

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In “The Black Blade of the Barbary Coast” part 1, a famed Metatemporal Investigator enlists the aid of Tom Strong to save the multiverse. Together with Solomon and Pneuman, they must tra...

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Elric - Der Blutthron

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Der Thron ist sein… Elric entstammt einem Geschlecht von mächtigen und erbarmungslosen Kriegern. Seit Jahrtausenden herrschen sie über die finsteren Dracheninseln. Einst verliehen i...

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A Cure for Cancer

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A mirror-image of his former self, Jerry Cornelius returns to a parallel London, armed with a vibragun and his infamous charisma and charm to boot. On the trail of the grotesque Bishop ...

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Elric - tome 7

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Le sorcier fou, revenu de l'enfer sain et sauf, frissonnait de peur ; il voyait un peu l'avenir et savait qu'Elric l'attaquerait. Alors il nomma la créature et elle s'éveilla. Bientôt ell...

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Le sombre Meliadus tuera Hawkmoon et prendra la belle Yisselda comme esclave : il l'a juré par le Bâton Runique. Il a pu conquérir l'Europe à la tête des troupes du Ténébreux Empire m...

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Elric - Tome 03

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Une figure mythique de la fantasy adaptée en bande dessinée !Un an s’est écoulé depuis qu’Elric a quitté Imrryr, son palais et son trône, laissant derrière...

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La quête d'Erekosë - tome 1

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"Nous avons besoin de toi. Les chiens du Mal règnent sur un tiers du monde et la race humaine est épuisée de leur faire la guerre. Viens, Erekosë. Conduis-nous à la victoire. Des plaine...

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Il y avait en ce temps-là des océans de lumière et des cités dans les cieux et de farouches bêtes volantes en bronze...Quatre-vingts années étaient passées depuis que Cor...

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Byzantium Endures, the first volume of Michael Moorcock’s legendary Pyat Quartet, appeared in 1981. The Laughter of Carthage (1984) and Jerusalem Commands (1992) followed. Now the quartet ...

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Elric - tome 1

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Melniboné, l'île aux Dragons, régnait jadis sur le monde. Désormais les Dragons dorment et Melniboné dépérit. Sur le trône de Rubis siège Elric, le prince albinos, dernier de sa rac...

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From World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award–winner Michael Moorcock comes the second installment in is famous Elric of Melnibone series, brought to vivid new life with stunning illust...

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King of the City

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More than a decade ago, Michael Moorcock's extraordinary Mother London gave stunning new breath and style to contemporary literature. With Bruce Chatwin's Utz and Salman Rushdie's The Satani...

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As the editor of London’s revolutionary New Worlds magazine in the swinging sixties, Michael Moorcock has been credited with virtually inventing modern Science Fiction: publishing such fig...

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Il ciclo del Principe Corum

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Il principe Corum appartiene alla razza aliena dei Vadhag, esseri longevi privi di emozioni, dediti allo studio e alla contemplazione. I Vadhag stanno per essere sopraffatti dai Madben, gli ...

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The Terraphiles are a group obsessed with Earth's past and dedicated to re-enacting ancient sporting events. The Doctor and Amy join them on a trip to Miggea, a star on the very edge of real...

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Elric of Melniboné

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From World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award–winner Michael Moorcock, comes the first book in his famous Elric of Melnibone series, brought to vivid new life with stunning illustration...

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La quête d'Erekosë - tome 2

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" Il était l'immortel, le vagabond des univers, voué à combattre indéfiniment la tyrannie. Une fois de plus les voix l'appelèrent et il tomba dans les couloirs de l'éternité...

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There is a sword, forged by the master swordsmith Goffanon the Dwarf, imbued with powerfully magical properties. But this magic can only be wielded by one man. And there is a stallion—a fi...

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In the ancient Castle Erorn, Corum of the Scarlet Robe dwells in isolation and sorrow. He has out-lived his great love, Rhalina, and is tormented by voices in his dreams—a crowd of shadowy...

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THE FINAL NOVEL IN SF GRANDMASTER MICHAEL MOORCOCK'S EPIC STEAMPUNK TRILOGY - BACK IN PRINT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 10 YEARS!Bastable encounters an alternate 1941 wher...

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From World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award–winner Michael Moorcock comes the final installment of the Elric of Melnibone series, brought to vivid new life with stunning illustrations...

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Phoenix in Obsidian

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The heroic John Daker makes a triumphant return in this second installment of The Eternal Champion Sequence—a classic staple of the sword and sorcery genreAs Erekosë, t...

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A brand-new edition of the second novel in Moorcock's acclaimed steampunk series.Oswald Bastable visits an alternate 1904. Here, he discovers that most of the Western world has b...

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Elric - Tome 02

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Une figure mythique de la fantasy adaptée en bande dessinée !Yyrkoon s’est enfui de Melniboné emmenant avec lui Cymoril, la promise de l’Empereur. Elric, de so...

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" Je suis John Daker, victime des rêves du monde entier. Je suis Erekosë, Champion de l'Humanité, qui extermina la race humaine. Je suis Ulrik Skarsol, Seigneur de la forteresse Gelée, q...

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VALKYRIE

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23 Erzählungen internationaler Spitzen-Autoren und -Autorinnen, vereint in einer Fantasy-Anthologie der Extra-Klasse (zusammengestellt und herausgegeben von Christian Dörge): u. a. von Tan...

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Il y avait en ce temps-là des océans de lumière et des cités dans les cieux et de farouches bêtes volantes en bronze...C'était le temps des dieux qui se manifestaient sur n...

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1794 ; le Ritter Manfred von Bek, ex-capitaine dans l'armée de Washington puis député de la Commune en France, fuyant la Terreur révolutionnaire, traverse l'Europe sur les traces de Libu...

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Vous voulez suivre Elric dans sa quête éternellement recommencée à la pointe de Stormbringer, son infidèle épée ? Le voici englouti dans une fracture du continuum, affrontant les habi...

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The ancient races, the Vadhagh and the Nhadragh, are dying. By creating Mankind, the universe has condemned Earth to a pestilence of destruction and fear. Prince Corum is the last remainin...

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Spring has turned to summer, the hottest and most abundant summer ever remembered in the Mabden lands. But in the mists lurks an insidious coldnessthe icy presence of the Fhoi Myore. Despite...

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Almost anyone who has read or written science fiction or fantasy has been inspired by the work of Michael Moorcock. His literary flair and grand sense of adventure have been evident since hi...

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The old races have perished. Across the fifteen planes of reality, the ceaseless struggle between Law and Chaos continues. Corum, the Prince in the Scarlet Robe, has destroyed two of the com...

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Prince Corum has defeated the Chaos Lord Arioch. But any peace for him and his faithful Rhalina is brief. His actions have evoked the murderous anger of Arioch's sister, the dreaded Xiombarg...

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