‘Elric: Song Of The Black Sword’

Elric: Song Of The Black Sword

Clarkston, GA:  White Wolf, 1995 (November) hardcover;
part of the Tale Of The Eternal Champion
edited by John Davey;
original price:  $19·99;
viii + 504 pages;
I.S.B.N.: 1-56504-180-1;
cover artist:  Kent Williams
(also interior) + James Cawthorn (map)

no British edition (by this title).

Elric of Melniboné — proud prince of ruins, kinslayer — call him what you will. He remains, together with maybe Jerry Cornelius, Moorcock’s most enduring, if not always most endearing, character…

Elric: Song Of The Black Sword is an omnibus containing (pretty much) the entire first half of the primary Elric saga  see below retitled (and revised) from the Elric Of Melniboné omnibus (1993).

(+ book-club ed.)
White Wolf trade-sized paperback, 1997 (October);
original price:  $14·99;
I.S.B.N.:  1-58846-195-X;
with minor textual amendments

Contents (both editions):-
pp. ii/iii: ‘Elric In The Young Kingdoms’ (map) by James Cawthorn;
p. vii: Introduction (non-fiction) by Michael Moorcock;
p. 1: Elric Of Melniboné;
p. 121: The Fortress Of The Pearl;
p. 285: The Sailor On The Seas Of Fate*;
p. 415: ‘The Dreaming City’*;
p. 443: ‘While The Gods Laugh’*;
p. 475: ‘The Singing Citadel’*.

* Includes chapter titles, added in 1993 but later dispensed with.

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